Issue #23  12/15/2000
Openings At Paris Galleries

The Herschtritt father and son team opened their show: "Portraits 19th and 20th Century", which is well worth going to at their gallery in the sixth arrondissement, an area of up and coming restaurants and art galleries. I particularly liked the Izis portrait of Tabard (appropriately a double exposure). The show runs through January 27. I was able to walk across a bridge to the Carrousel du Louvre and Paris Photo from the gallery in about 15 minutes.

On Friday night, I went to Philippe Doublet's private space for a rare public opening of his showing of Wadi Hammamat. The photographs (mostly cyanotype) by J. Couyat and P. Montet (images of hieroglyphics from this area) helped them publish their important work on this area's hieroglyphic writings, which are considered by many to be the most comprehensive in Egyptology. I bought a nice piece from this group.

The exhibit on everyone's lips was the Raoul Ubac show at Renn, which is located at 14/16 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris. The show will run through January 27. Dealer Christian Bouqueret curated the show.

There was also a major book purporting to be a Catalogue Raisonne, published by Editions Leo Scheer. I own one major Ubac piece, which I doubt made it into the Catalogue Raisonne, although it was known to Bouqueret. I'm sure he just forgot. I haven't seen the book yet, but I understand it was very well done.