The artist finally confirmed his presence in the French capital, while another unconfirmed work appears to be his tribute to victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks.
After the Louvre rejected a racy sculpture, the contemporary art museum welcomed it with open arms.
The strike stems from a change to the status of the museums’ workers set to go into effect on April 1.
By a playful amalgam of semiotics with scatology, Twombly redevised history painting into palimpsest poop.
Our picks for the best art shows in the world this year.
PARIS — Though almost entirely lacking a female presence — artist Jay DeFeo and poet Diane Di Prima being the exceptions that prove the rule — the Centre Pompidou’s airily laid out retrospective of the Beat Generation is otherwise flawless.
PARIS — The key to Paul Klee’s wonderfully shaped energy is not ironic detachment, as the title of the Centre Pompidou’s current retrospective suggests, but rather the playful and idyllic emotion he transmits through masterly line and dusty color.
PARIS — Anselm Kiefer’s swashbuckling, material-laden, paint-encrusted canvases and “alchemical” vitrines supposedly transport us into thick intellectual zones of passion for German history and land.
PARIS — Wifredo Lam’s hot, hybrid style is essentially spiky.
PARIS — Karel Appel would start drawing by shimmering bright muck or line around until it eventually formed into semi-abstract philosophical lava, or monkey shit, or the poetry of release.
PARIS — Where the newness of art comes from (when it comes) is something of a conundrum.
PARIS — Spoiler alert: The deplorable revelations recounted here will not ruin your appreciation of the sublime beauty of Le Corbusier’s masterpieces.