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Fashion: Playboy Enterprises Inc has joined forces with ElevenParis to create a limited edition collection.

ElevenParis pays tribute to Playboy.

Playboy Enterprises Inc has joined forces with ElevenParis to create a limited edition collection.

“Whilst in the city and in its clothes”, such is the motto of the ready-to-wear that permeates the glamorous and provocative world of Playboy to offer a collection of t-shirts paying homage to the most iconic covers of the famous magazine. The cosmopolitan and ultra-colorful vision of the young Parisian brand, launched in 2003, fits perfectly

with the vintage Playboy legacy. To come, a collection of ten silk screened shirts with fitted cuts. www.elevenparis.com

The Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the "Intelligence de la main", "Dialogues 2013" : Mylinh Nguyen Méduses © Nicolas Peltier

The Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the “Intelligence de la main”,

“Dialogues 2013” was awarded in June to the artwork “Sellettes” from the “Traits d’Union” collection,

published by The MOUVEMENTS MODERNES gallery, two works realized with 6 hands by designer Eric Benqué, the gilder Frederick Richard and the cabinetmaker Emmanuel Joussot. Both cork saddles were expanded

in gold leaves and are intended to highlight objects. They offer multiple combinations, placed upright, elongated. A bridge between art and design crafts, glossy gold and matt cork, form and function, a marriage of genres like PLUME VOYAGE love. As for the price “Talents d’exception” was awarded to Mylinh Nguyen for his “Méduses (dernière!)”, two poetic works in oxidized brass which required 450 hours of work, whose tentacles were machined, independently bended and soldered. “A choreography into emptiness” according to the artist. www.mouvementsmodernes.com www.intelligencedelamain.com

Fashion: For the first time, Urban Outfitters has announced the opening of a pop-up store in the heart of the Galeries Lafayette in September.

Urban Outfitters comes to Paris.

For the first time, Urban Outfitters has announced the opening of a pop-up store in the heart of the Galeries Lafayette in September.

With over 100 square meters of retail space on the second floor of the great Parisian store, this ephemeral boutique will present a specially thought out collection, reflecting the personality of Urban Oufitters: a precursor of trends, unique and always with a touch of fun. The corner will present

a mix of designers at the forefront of womenswear, collaborations and exclusive brands, accessories, decorations, books and music. From September 2nd www.urbanoutfitters.fr

Contemporary Art : "Erik Samakh, between nature and sculpture" at the Musée Rodin, Paris

«Erik Samakh, between nature and sculpture» at the musée Rodin, Paris.

As part of its Contemporary Art program, the Musée Rodin has invited Erik Samakh to be involved the garden this year.

Between nature and sculpture, between materiality and impalpable presence, he has designed a new course. Erik Samakh defines himself as a «hunter-gatherer»,

of thoughts and of sounds that he captures, stores and displays in natural spaces. His work is fueled by a constant dialogue with nature, via an approach that combines a certain archaic relationship with the living world, and extremely sophisticated technical devices and systems. The artist constantly tries to trigger actions and reactions from men and landscapes, to awaken the senses, and to disturb or shift our perception out of place. Building on the spirit of the Rodin museum and especially its garden, Erik Samakh created two large, original installations, which are the artist’s responses both to the garden’s urban, domesticated and yet eminently poetic nature and to Rodin’s sculptures. Until September 29th www.musee-rodin.fr

Exhibition «Moving – Norman Foster on Art» at the Carré d’Art, Nîmes

«Moving – Norman Foster on Art» at the Carré d’Art, Nîmes.

To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the Carré d’Art gave carte blanche to a curator like no other: Norman Foster.

But none of his architectural works are presented here. In fact, the axis of Moving is completely different and proposes an overview of a set of works by artists that the architect appreciates, mixes with and collects. And so, Nuno Ramis, Olafur Eliasson and Bill Fontana designed installations specifically for the Carré d’Art that interact with the architecture and history of the place. Combining great figures of modern art and works by emerging artists and designer pieces, the exhibition also presents some selected works in the

permanent collection, with the presentation notably of the ensemble of Gerhard Richter’s work. Until September 15th www.carreartmusee.com

«Taillé sur mesure» at the Chapelle de la Manufacture, Baccarat: Baccarat © Thomas Deron

«Taillé sur mesure» at the Chapelle de la Manufacture, Baccarat.

Just like haute couture, which models the silhouettes given to materials, structure and volumes, jewellery and ornaments, the size of crystal sculpts the forms and decorations.

Through the dialogue of 300 historical and contemporary pieces, Baccarat illustrates the feats of its master tailors

and highlights the transmission of this control from generation to generation for nearly 250 years. “Taillé sur mesure”, an haute couture theme in tribute to the valuable work of the ateliers: from the first sketches to finish, every step of creation celebrates the beauty of the gesture, the nobility of the materials and the refinement of the details. The hand-carved motifs range from the simplest to the most richly ornamented cut, from the pure line to the most delicate embroidery and lace. Until November 10th www.baccarat.fr

Exhibition "Views from above" at the Centre Pompidou, Metz

«Views from above» at the Centre Pompidou, Metz.

For over 150 years, painters, photographers, architects and filmmakers continue to explore the aesthetic and semantic issues of this reversal of perspective.

The exhibition proposes to retrace the path which, for the first time, is the focus of a large multidisciplinary event. From the first aerial photographs in the middle of the nineteenth century to satellite images,

the view from above has tilted the perception that artists have of the world. The exhibition delves into the dream of Icarus and offers, through nearly 500 works in dialogue a new and dramatic panorama of modern and contemporary art. Until October 7th www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

Exhibition "Dali. All of the poetic suggestions and all of the plastic possibilities" at National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid: © Dali La persistance de la mémoire /  © Dali Le grand masturbateur

«Dali. All of the poetic suggestions and all of the plastic possibilities» at National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.

For this exhibition, the museum hosts Dali the thinker, writer and creator, with his particular vision of the world.

Nearly 200 works from major institutions and private collections around the world make up this retrospective, one of the most comprehensive ever conducted on Salvador Dali.

Mainly focused on the most surreal time of the Catalan artist, the exhibition pays particular attention to the paranoid-critical method developed by Dali, as a mechanism of transformation and subversion of reality. Until September 2nd www.museoreinasofia.es

Exhibition «The shadow of light, Andy Warhol» at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel :  Andy Warhol Self portrait 1967 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ProLitteris, Zurich Photo Robert Bayer, Basel
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