An artsy pick-me-up

The past week has been wondrously full of events in Paris, with Fête de la Musique, the opening of the soldes season; the city has been buzzing.  The one huge downer has been the leak in our apartment ceiling.  The dripping seems to have stopped, but the ceiling looks like crap, and there’s no telling how long it will take to fix it.  Between that and the fact that my boyfriend and I agreed not to buy any more furniture for the apartment right now, I’m feeling little down about this place.  So I decided to remedy it with a little art investment.

The only remedy for this:

the leaky ceiling

Was this:

my bright, brilliant purchase – “Mon Monde et Moi” by Anne Bretel

How I came to find this extraordinary piece was unexpected.  Although I visit many galleries, I found Mon Monde et Moi (“My World and Me”) at an École des Médecins (Paris’ medical school) salon that I happened to walk past on my way to buy a new camera at Fnac.  The door to the grand salon was open, and seeing art, I walked in to see what was happening.  After realizing the pieces were for sale, I picked up a price list and chose a piece that I could afford – and that I truly loved.

Why was the medical school showing paintings by its student and staff?  I have no idea.  C’est la France.

Alors, à demain.


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  1. Maren on June 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    How are you going to hang the painting from the ceiling? Just curious! (I love your blog, by the way…)

    • katherine on June 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

      Hey Maren,

      Thanks for writing, and for reading my blog! Glad you like it : ) And I see your point about the ceiling….the painting is more to take one’s eyes OFF the ceiling! But I have a long way to go to have a properly furnished house, anyway….


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