Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Artsy immersion in le Marais by Nathalie Molho, expert in real estate in Paris France

Historic district of Paris, but also new epicenter of Fashion, the Marais vibrates of an artistic impulse since the beginning of its rehabilitation by André Malraux in the 60s, with a record concentration of galleries of Modern Art and contemporary design, since the late 90s
FASSIANOS Spring 's coming ESTADES Gallery

Actually, the best names of international scene of Contemporary Art Market gathered here in the center of Paris: Right Bank, dethroning the famous and now more bourgeois 6th arrondissement.( left bank)

Famous names - sometimes on three continents such as Thaddaeus Ropac in Hong Kong, Paris, New York or London - present in the Marais since 1990 or Daniel Templon who shine in the firmament of the most famous gallerists and find themselves annually in the rituals that have become the 10 contemporary Art exhibitions around the world: Art Basel, Art Brussel, Art Dubai, Paris Photo, FIAC Paris, Artissima (Turin), the Armory show (New York), Art Geneva, Art Cologne, Expo Chicago, real must-see events, or through events dedicated only to professionals such as:Talking Galleries, (Barcelona symposium) In the context of the globalizing art world : a platform which is focused on the discussion of key issues relevant to the gallery sector, where leading art-world figures are brought together to debate and exchange new trends specific to gallerism and the art market in general, through lecture, work-shops and lab
Talking Galleries Barcelona symposium


Next exhibition that we will talk about a lot and thay falls in the light of current societal and political issues : VALIE EXPORT, this austrian and septuagenarian artist was a feminist pasionaria in the 60's, trading her name against an artist name corresponding to a brand of cigarettes. After collecting for 25 years this underground photographer, Thaddaeus Ropac gets the artist exlusive representation in 2017


Her work on making her body subject and center of her art, is best seen in her series: Body Configurations (1972-76) that the curator of the exhibition Caroline Bourgeois has already highlighted at the Jeu de Paume national museum in 2003, and who explains: “VALIE EXPORT has always refused conventions. Rejecting the role of housewife, she turns to art with a sense of urgency. Her first and seminal gesture is when she dubs herself VALIE EXPORT—in all capital letters—to match the strength of an other self who may bear a masculine name. Defining your name instead of enduring your father’s.
Valie Export THADDAEUS ROPAC Gallery

At Templon, (Gallery founded in 1966) other notable news: from 14 February to 23 April 23 2018, the Centre Pompidou is exhibiting the remarkable donation Jim Dine recently made to the Musée National d’Art Moderne: 28 paintings and sculptures produced between 1961 and 2016. A gift through which, as the artist puts it, he wanted to «pay back a cultural and personal debt to France» – namely the many years spent in Paris, which introduced him to «an aesthetic» that has enlightened his artistic decisions. In acclaiming this gesture, the exhibition strikingly retraces a unique career that is still productive
Setlled in Montrouge, the artist of 82 years, is still painting, inspired by the self-portrait through recurring objects like the hearts, the Venus of milo, the dressing gown, the tools or the figure of Pinocchio

A must read "An history of contemporary art' the biography of Daniel Templon , enriched by the words of the gallerist evocating his trajectory, the encounter with Catherine Millet at the age of 20, and discoveries of the greatest contemporary artists such as Cesar, Ben Vautier, Carl André, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol or Helmut Newton. It thus gives the keys of this history of the political and artistic transformations of the last half-century

Beside these giants, known and recognized all over the planet, stand out from other gallery owners as Magda Danysz, newcomer who arrived very young on the artsy planet (she sets up her first exhibition at 18 rue Keller), whose vocation is to support emerging artists by offering atypical program combining visual art, digital art and street art in her gallery located rue Amelot. 
Supporting different type of arts, Magda Danysz is always looking for multidisciplinarity. Convinced that the world of art is constantly changing, she is committed to democratize contemporary art by making her gallery a place of discovery and conviviality Discoverer of talent, the gallery was the first to present in Paris, or in Shanghai, the works of Shepard Fairey (Obey), Mark Ryden, JR, VHILS or Prune Nourry. But it is not content with Paris, and pushes further the adventure: from London to Shanghai, opening a new gallery in the BUND, the most dynamic area of ​​the city Commissioner of the exhibition "Street Generation (s) 40 years of urban art" in Roubaix, she is the author of  an  history of urban art, parallel to her own beginnings She met the artists before they became stars. "Our job is similar to that of the gold digger," she compares. When she exposes, in 2003, Shepard Fairey, the American is not yet haloed of his posters for the campaign of Barack Obama 

Moreover, Magda Danysz is also member of the board of “Cube”, the first multimedia cultural center in France, dedicated to digital creation, opened in 2001, become one of the most famous in Europe, it explores and crosses territories digital creativity, social innovation and technology, offering more than 200 workshops and events each year. Thus, more than 3000 artists from the international scene, young or experienced talents, have met an audience in demand for cultural renewal.


For neophytes who would like to be guided in a made on measure tour dedicated to contemporary art, Wonderful Time offers a direct contact with an expert who will know by experience as a collector and  also as an art historian in order to let you discover all the subtleties of the offer currently available via the Parisian galleries of contemporary art

Another must-see gallery in the Marais: the POLKA gallery, which has been on rue St Gilles since 2007, presents an old and modern photographic program by questioning the representation of major world events, with a selection of artists such as: William Klein, Jean- Marie Perier, Elliott Erwitt etc ...

The exhibition "WOMEN OF THE WORLD" by Sebastiao Salgado and Marc Ribboud is open until 20 January 2018
Do not miss the flash interview of Sebastiao Salgado:

Finally Place des Vosges, do not miss one the most interesting and multi-facets gallery, opened in 2009 by Michel ESTADES, also present in Lyon and Toulon ( south of FRANCE) expert and merchant since 25 years, a real reference for the works of many modern masters or contemporary figurative figures, such as the famous Jean Cocteau, or the most famous Bernard Buffet but also Cavailles, Dufy, Utrillo, or greek painter Alekos Fassianos, and also the sculpture department with Boudon, Derely or Colcombet
Each year, the 3 sites ( PARIS – LYON- TOULON) organize about 30 monographic and thematic exhibitions

On the other hand, according to an annual list established in 2013, among the 100 most popular contemporary living artists in France, three are "house" and exclusive artists of the Estades Gallery: Chanco, Malle and Jehan; and eight other painters are permanently presented by the Estades Gallery: Fusaro, Combas, Aizpiri, Jouenne, Weisbuch, Raya, Truphemus and Gantner (Source ART ACTUEL - No. 89 - Nov / Dec 2013).
"A passion, the word is not too strong to express what is the driving force of my activity since always. I am primarily an art lover, a collector. I buy and exhibit in my galleries what I would have liked to keep in my private collection. My best reward is to see that I share my favorites and my expertise. Thus expresses the founder of the eponymous Gallery, which never ceases to innovate: in 2012, the Estades Gallery created a department dedicated to monumental Art. This "tailor-made" offer concerns town halls, local authorities, businesses and individuals, wishing to enhance their real estate assets and offer well-being through the acquisition of a major sculpture.
The Gallery offers a large panel of national and international famous artists, topics and manufacturing alternatives, while being responsible for the entire project process. Each order -made on measure, is unique and personalized to each customer. Galerie Estades opened in 2009 on the mythical Parisian place classified as a historical monument. This former Place Royale became Place des Vosges is one of the heart of the European art market. Between the pavilions of the King and Queen, not far from the houses of the Marquise de Sevigne and Victor Hugo.The Estades Gallery, located under the ancient arcades of this elegant square of the Marais, presents exhibitions of the modern and contemporary Masters.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Festive walk in the gastronomic Marais by Nathalie Molho, expert in real estate Paris France

Historic and diverse, the Marais district is also a den for gourmands ! At the turn of the charming  Sévigné street (No.28), we can discover a young label specialized in honey: MIEL FACTORY, the ultimate honey made in France
Rémi Porthault founder of these mono-floral honeys label, which come from a single variety of flower has become the reference address for honeys sourced around the world
28 rue de Sévigné
His adventures created opportunities to discover a multitude of different types of honey and the craftsmanship of local apiculturists. 
In France, he traversed the countryside. Abroad, he sought the rarest of honeys made from Madagascar’s jujube, Vietnam’s coffee bushes, Mexico’s avocados, South Africa’s Karoo, Thailand’s litchis and the forests of Cameroun. 
The Honey Factory shop opened its doors in 2016, right in the heart of Paris.
The heritage of honey on our planet is exceptional. It is difficult to fully count all the varieties. There is intense passion for those who select and create honey that is unique, of impeccable quality, and harvested in France or around the world.
Miel Factory Xmas presents
Miel Factory Xmas presents
they guarantee their honey’s quality; each is thoroughly analysed in a specialized laboratory to validate the following:
·         Zero alteration of the honey from artificial sugars
·         Zero trace of antibiotics or other medicines intended for the bees
·         Zero pesticides in the honey
·         Humidity less than or equal to 20% in order to optimize the honey’s conservation
·         Alignment between the honey’s variety and the pollen composition.
You will also find fair trade products made from honey: candle, honey mustards, nougats, sweets, gingerbread, pollen (filled with proteins), propolis (a chewing gum with antiseptic virtues) and royal jelly.
An amazing combination of health and delicacy, and for those who prefer it: you can order on-line!.

A few steps away, Rue Pavée (N ° 4), the POP UP STORE CRABTREE & EVELYN, of LONDON, has settled next to famous CARAVANE multi labelled decoration store, offering its fans products to consume in addition to their cosmetics::tea, jams, and ShortBread which  will delight your FIVE O'clock (instagram @ crabtreeandevelyn)
Strawberry preserve 
In this new zone of taste temptations, (near the exit of the ST PAUL metro station) the ECLAIR DE GENIE transports us in the contemporary art and the Arty sets of traditional eclairs revisited (and unrecognizable) the decor of the shop gives us the feel like diving into a modern art gallery, their unique products will make adorable little Christmas presents


At the end of Francs Bourgeois str, on your Left do not miss one of the two POPELLINI of the
 Marais,on Turenne street  (the second one being  DEBELLEYME str near Bretagne str) new
 favorite dessert of the fashionistas: delicious cream puff  available in different irresistible 
flavors:we eat one and we are satiated and happy!
Popeilini cream puff  

In the gourmet Marais, let's not forget the "cheese producer" of the stars: BEILLEVAIRE, rue ST ANTOINE (N ° 77): who welcomes you and advises you, also conditions your purchases in a perfect way if you bring them back to the end of the world: they have a selection of goats to fall, and an incredible quince paste: irresistible combination !

Beillevaire CHEESE selection
Beillevaire selection

Finally soon the holidays, and Christmas meal at Christmas rhyming often with foie gras! go absolutely to the DUCS DE GASCOGNE, present since 1953 rue ST ANTOINE (No. 111), which presents a very complete selection of different livers, the salesman will explain everything about foie gras: cooked, half cooked, quantity per person (70 gram per person) , their accompaniment (fig preserve, onion preserve etc ) and the wine / foie gras accords ( Jurançon, Sauternes, Montbasillac white wines)

Ducs de Gascogne FOIES GRAS  for your festive menu
Ducs de Gascogne  for your festive menu

To provide the best wines for your delicious dishes , make a visit to "Les Caprices de l'Instant" wine shop at 
 rue Jacques Coeur (N ° 12) where there are  organized tastings such as a recent one (Thursday, November 30) for champagne LACOURTE GODBILLON @ champagne.lacourte .godbillon) 
This wine merchant received the "Trophée du Meilleur Caviste de Paris", awarded by the gastronomic guide Gault & Millau France. In addition, their cellar is one of the "Coups de Cœur" of the Revue du Vin de France, a reference magazine for wine lovers.(@ caprices1988)
Their  advice bringing added value, they will take the time to listen, guide and advise you, organizing regular tastings as for the Puligny-Montrachet cuvée Chassagne-Montrachet, Bastard-Montrachet sublime and rare Montrachet 2015 ... rich and generous juices enobled by unparalleled minerality, classy wines where the Chassagne pinot noir expresses all the purity of this french terroir.

Finally, if cooking really is your passion, it is possible to take classes in the Marais: rue des tournelles in a festive area where, in addition to exercising your skills, you can then share the food  with your friends around a large scale. festive and convivial "home-made" table Whether it is to prepare or taste on the spot, to perfect your knowledge in cooking or to improve your technique, you will come out happy from these unique moments of sharing with a great chef
Open to groups and companies, there are different tailor-made packages from 6 to 60 people

Don't  forget the mythic address for all kind of Teas : DAMMANN FRERES Place des Vosges
Art of the Teas Dammann Place des Vosges
Art of the Teas Dammann Place des Vosges

For a festive and 3 stars evening, l'Ambroisie restaurant Place des Vosges is the best place
To end this enchanted walk, do not resist the pleasure of a visit to LENOTRE, who always offers entremets whose magnificence perfectly matches the subtle flavors chosen by his pastry chef: Guy KRENZER, double Best Worker of France, admits he finds  his  motivation in the pleasure of learning, sharing and transmitting, universal values ​​that correspond to those we would like to share with you, dear readers, for 2018!

The dream of Christmas : for adults too  !
The dream of Christmas : for adults too  !

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PARISIAN REAL ESTATE Evolution and perspective of the market by Nathalie Molho, real estate expert in Paris France

Evolution and perspective of the market 

According to the figures of notaries council, there is a high activity and prices are still rising in PARIS and Ile de France
This increase in sales is also due to historically low interest rate

The low rates * loan motivate also the aspirants to property, we notice a real craze for real estate investing of the French with two years: 2016 and 2017 showing very positive results
* 15 years loan :  1.15 / 20 years loan : 1.35 / 25 years loan : 1.55 / 30 years loan : 1.95
According to a recent survey, the Y Generation is willing to own property: among young tenants: 69% want to become landlord in the next 5 years

The price of old housing has risen to an average of 3.8% (Average price in Ile de France 5460 € per m²) in Ile-de-France, the number of sales of old housing in Q2 2017 has increased by 20 % compared to the same period in 2016
Paris is experiencing faster price increases
In the capital, the price per square meter was 8 430 € in February 2017 with an average increase of 5.2% over one year, in the second quarter, of 8 670 € which will approach 8 900 € at the end of the year
For 25 years, the prices of Paris have not stopped becoming homogenized (only 3 districts cost less than 8 000 € per square meter: 18, 19 and 20 districts against 6 a year ago)
The former affordable neighborhoods of the capital get valued more and more rapidly
As for the Marais district, the prices are in constant progression, exceeding the average price of 11 000€ / square meter:

Paris 3rd: 11 030€ + 5.3% with an evolution of 14% over one year in the sector Enfants Rouges)
PARIS 4t: € 11,520€ + 2.9% with an increase of 10% over one year in specific sub districts: Arsenal and Ile St Louis

No deceleration is expected because the effect of tight stocks prevails on this very desirable district of the City of Light

In luxury real estate, Paris remains very attractive compared to other cities in the world: with an average price per square meter between 12,000 and 18,000 euros, Paris ranks 8th, behind San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai and New York. Hong Kong reaches the top (not far from 40,000 euros per m² on average), followed by Tokyo (about 30,000 euros per square meter) and London (about 15,000 euros per m2), as the site Les Echos reminds us.
This study underlines that the prices recorded in the 1st, 4th and 5th arrondissements have already exceeded their 2012 peak.

Buyers' confidence is also boosted by a new political regime (President Emmanuel Macron was elected in May 2017) and increased consumer confidence.
But also with the return of international buyers: 1 in 10 in the luxury segment with nationalities mainly American, Swiss, Belgian and European

How to explain this improvement? the exceptionally low interest rates and the tense real estate market, but also the financial markets on the rise, with growth underpinned by the improvement in the global economy stronger than expected, with an acceleration of the US economy and growth of the euro zone to more than 2%
Perspective: stabilization of the market no bubble burst expected since the evolution has been smooth
The chamber of notaries indicates in particular that the current situation is not a "bubble" transient, but a catch-up effect after several years of wait-and-see attitude among buyers.
 This exceptional activity could be confirmed, with the future Olympics Games in 2024 …
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

THE MARAIS DISTRICT : the NEW FASHION WORLD CENTER by Nathalie Molho, real estate expert in Paris France


Recognised as one of the major cities of FASHION as forward as LONDON, MILAN, and NEW YORK, the city of light reveals itself as a new cosmopolitan fashion center with the emergence of a new fashion district in LE MARAIS
Boutique CHANEL rue Vieille du Temple Paris IV

Boutique CHANEL rue Vieille du Temple PARIS iv

One of the oldest historic districts of the capital, made up of several small neighborhoods (HAUT MARAIS: rue de Bretagne and its surrounding streets, Ile Saint Louis, Rue des Francs Bourgeois, Rue des ROSIERS, rue de TURENNE, Place des VOSGES etc ...) , the Marais is becoming the new district of luxury brands and fashion with the opening  of several flagship stores like CHANEL,  which has just opened simultaneously a shop dedicated to perfumes on rue des Francs Bourgeois, and a shop of ready to wear on rue Vieille du Temple, or Fendi, Givenchy, (LVMH group), Vuitton, Valentino, Moncler, for Men and Galliano, rue des Archives.
L'ECLAIREUR rue de Sévigné Paris IV

Moreover , multi-label stores that are leaders in the market of young designers , such as l’Eclaireur, since 2009 at rue de Sévigné or Abu d'ABI Bazaar since 1996 at rue Vieille du Temple,  have been established in this sector, real precursors who understood the high potential of development that represents the Marais, now declared ZTI (international tourist zone).  These stores are now open on Sundays!
L'Eclaireur entrance rue de Sévigné PARIS IV

But this neighborhood does not only function as a window; it is also the neighborhood where artists, actors or creators have chosen to live!

This has become a district of contrasts with a strong mix of culture and a cozy neighborhood feel at the same time, where families have put down roots, with many schools, gardens, and playgrounds, its former Jewish quarter and its arteries lined with terraces and bars, and its historically "GAY" district as street Archives.

Second hand clothes stores or VINTAGE shops line the narrow streets of the Marais, as well as exclusive shops like this Japanese Kimono shop imported directly from Japan, just around the corner from Place Sainte Catherine: WAF

At PRETTY BOX, rue de SAINTONGE, one of the best addresses for VINTAGE collections, you will be welcomed on appointment as a star and the team, which has a  strong fashion sense, will be very attentive.

Young designers, in the purest "tailoring" tradition, will receive you in their workshops  and showrooms like the Brazilian GUSTAVO LINS, rue  BARBETTE, (instagram: ateliergustavolins) as Azzedine ALAIA has done for decades at the rue de la VERRERIE.
Maison JACQUEMUS shows his collection in PICASSO MUSEUM
ISABEL MARANT has been located on RUE DE SAINTONGE in the heart of the Haut Marais since 2007
The designer boutiques open one after the other, and the bi-annual fashion week showcases the influence of fashion in this district, intertwining museums, culture, and the influence of art with galleries surrounding the Place des Vosges and TURENNE street. Many lofts, pop-up stores or multi-disciplinary hangar locations are rented for shows, exhibition space, sales, or craft fairs such as Nikki Diana MARQUART on rue de Turenne, for example.

Advertising agencies and fashion photographers know the Marais is an ideal setting for photoshoots, better than studios !
Photo shooting with a model wearing HAUTE COUTURE Place SAINTE CATHERINE

The European House of Photography ( Maison Européenne de la Photographie )at the heart of this creative bubble (rue de FOURCY Métro ST Paul) highlights the remarkable work of Bettina REIMS photography in an  exhibition about femininity in 2016 ....

The Marais continues to evolve in unexpected directions, disrupting its multiple identities, toward  a projection of an aesthetic world  reflecting the inspiring and multiple creators who define it!

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