#445 - from 20 October 2016 to 26 October 2016
Bernard Buffet, Tête de clown, 1955, 73 x 60 cm, oil on canvas. Collection fonds de dotation Bernard Buffet, Paris © Fonds de dotation Bernard Buffet © ADAGP, Paris 2016.
PARIS - At the age of 20, pennyless, he painted on the pants and sheets his grandmother gave him. At the age of 30, he was wealthy, the owner of a castle and of a Rolls Royce, and was nicknamed the "painter with the golden arm" by a German newspaper. When he died in 1999, he was - with Soulages - , the best known French artist in the world and an idol in Japan, [Read]
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La Défense: a century
La Défense business district takes its name from a statue erected in 1883. In 1989, it got the famous Arch by Otto von Spreckelsen.
« Polak Tower » or « Tourism TV Tower » project. de Defacto Archives
An exhibition, Tours et détours, at the Archives des Hauts-de-Seine (12 September 2016 to 30 June 2017) shows how the district has prodigiously expanded.