Tag Archives: France

Been feeling a lot of LOVE lately. Love for this designer, that artist, this song, that sculpture, this friend, that frenemy…and if I had this mural set in a master diningspace, I’d be loving it too.

Keith Haring, “The Ten Commandments,” Deitch Projects, 2008. WANT. Imagine? Acrylic, oil on canvas – 17.5 x 25 feet??????????

In 1985 Keith was invited to show at the Bordeaux Museum in France. They let him take over the entire building with his drawings and paintings. He requested the lower level as well, which is a huge space with five arches. He asked them to build canvases back to back that would fit into the five arches which he would then paint on site. He couldn’t think of anything to paint on them until the weekend before the show when he realized it would be ten canvases so he decided to paint the ten commandments. By the time he finished installing his show he only had three days to paint all ten huge paintings. The following is from his biography…

“Finally, I concentrate on the ten panels. It’s three days to the opening. The museum personnel get nervous. I begin on my Ten Commandments–and I worked like crazy, longer than I ever worked before. I knew I could do it physically. The problem was staying awake! At the end, I was taking amphetamines–it was the only thing that kept me going. Well, by the third day, the ten paintings were done. It was a major accomplishment but I was a wreck!”




I flip this country off and flap wings to Dublin to run a marathon I’ve been busting my ass over for the last 11mos.


After the ‘thon I hit some Irish rockspots and leave rumours of my passing before I catch a bird to…?

Maybe Spain? Maybe Holland? Maybe France?

Maybe all the above?

Go sideways to knock wooden shoes and pass the Dutch baby?

En arrière en France, boire le vin?

Baile a España y consiga picante?

Choices. 3 days to figure it out!!

{Less than one day per country?}

Thriving on a diet of intercontinental stress.

is an outdoor, contemporary-art exhibition now taking place in France that features the works by 30 artists from around the world. All of the work is being installed along a 40-mile stretch at the mouth of the Loire River, from Saint-Nazaire to Nantes.

The favorite piece is Florentijn Hofman’s massive rubber duckie.
Location: river the Loire, France
Dimensions: 26 x 20 x 32 meters
Materials: inflatable, rubber coated PVC, pontoon and generator
Assigned by: le Lieu Unique and the Biennial Estuaire

A yellow spot on the horizon slowly approaches the coast. People have gathered and watch in amazement as a giant yellow Rubber Duck approaches. The spectators are greeted by the duck, which slowly nods its head. The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relief mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!