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Place Vendôme

IMG_2836.JPGEvery Time the Sun Comes Up //  Ugo Rondinone // white aluminum //Photograph by Ali Preiss

White aluminum trees provide a striking contrast against the classic French architecture at the Place Vendôme in the 1st arrondissement in Paris. Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone has designed five tree sculptures, resembling olive trees, in the square titled “Every Time the Sun Comes Up.” The work was part of the FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain).

img_2835Every Time the Sun Comes Up //  Ugo Rondinone // white aluminum //Photograph by Ali Preiss



DSC00455Guess what? The Centre Pompidou is open! Well, it has been for quite some time now. But, when you ascend the brightly colored exterior escalator, you are greeted by a wall filled with neon OPEN signs. English is not the only language represented. The wall includes French, Italian, German LED Open signs as well. So, come on down as the gallery is OPEN!


DSC00449BMW // Jeff Koons // 2010

Who says you can’t have car art? Certainly not BMW. The renowned car company BMW launched the BMW Car Art Project, inviting artists to use the car body as their canvas.  Artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney have all  participated in the Car Art Project. The seventeenth artist in the series is Jeff Koons. His bold stripes are sure to create a flash of color as this race car zooms by.

Check out all of cars created for the BMW Car Art Project! http://www.bmwartcarcollection.com/category/bmw-art-cars/