2. Same expo, different work, also found in the courtyard that held Saint Phalle's sculpture and that wrought iron teapot I showed you earlier this week. This piece was the first I saw on entering the show, and Wow! Shen Yuan's Salon de Coiffure (made from hemp fibre, metal, and egg) is another compelling, monumental, and thought-provoking piece, with its own odd beauty.
3. But I also enjoyed the free show on offer as I walked to the Seine-side Monnaie from my hotel. First, I passed this sculpture
Arman, and should you want to see her for yourself next time you're in Paris, wend your way to 16 Rue Jacques Callot in the 6th. . . .
It's my #4 of today's Friday Five, and I know that some of you might consider it vandalism, but I can't quite, especially given the Ecole des Beaux Arts just 'round the corner, all those exuberant students expressing themselves artfully wherever. . .
Wishing you a Happy Weekend and looking forward to any comments you might care to leave, either about today's post or about your weekend plans or anything you care to connect with our ongoing conversation. À bientôt!