Monday, January 30, 2012

Sempé at Hôtel de Ville


The Sempé retrospective exhibition runs through March 31st at Hôtel de Ville.  It is free and photos are permitted!  Mary (Mad about Paris), Virginia (Paris Through My Lens), Peter (Peter's Paris), my daughter Holly and I all enjoyed the more than 300 original drawings.  The soft light of the chandelier seen here is one of several projections on the walls of the exhibit hall.

If you have not been, there is still time.  It is not to be missed!


Hôtel de Ville
Salle Saint Jean
5, rue Lobeau
75004 Paris




23 comments:

Jack said...

You made a nice photo of the layout of the exhibition. I am not familiar with the artist . . . another challenge for Google.

Sylvia K said...

It does look like a terrific exhibition and I would love to be able to see it! I do love the layout! Hope you have a wonderful week, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

French Girl in Seattle said...

J'adore Monsieur Sempé and I often use his illustrations during my French conversation classes. My students love him too! I am envious. The exhibit will be over by the time I get back to Paris. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

classic • casual • home said...

What a fun group. Wish Alie and I had been there!

Shell Sherree said...

What a beautiful setting for an exhibition! I wish I'd been there, Genie.

Malyss said...

I really love Sempé's work!he has a very poetic world. Glad you could enjoy it.

Bibi said...

I've always liked Sempé. If I were in Paris, I would go see.

this is Belgium said...

your picture is a little jewel
will first go to dc, in al from Febr 7.. only a few days though, back on the road to atlanta and heading home on the 11th
will send email w local telephone number

martinealison said...

Sempé j'ADORE...!
merci pour ce merveilleux rappel... et cette belle photo.
Gros bisous

brattcat said...

i, too, would have loved being part of the group.

Kate said...

Wouldn't I love to hop on a plane and go see the exhibition! Isn't it marvelous to be able to take photos there?

Peter said...

I really appreciated that we all decided to go there!!

Starman said...

Ah Paris. So much to see and do.

Virginia said...

And may it be noted I was the only one that thought it would not be permitted to photograph so I have nothing to share but the OUTSIDE of the Hôtel de Ville! Tant pis pour moi! :(
V

Kris said...

It looks like a wonderful exhibition. Pretty chandelier!

TheChieftess said...

What a lovely exhibition!!! Were the drawings for sale???

Alexa said...

What a treat! (And also that you all got to enjoy this together.)

Louise said...

What a lovely exhibition. We tried to get into the Hotel de Ville for an exhibiton but somehow managed to go on the day it was closed (when it wasn't meant to be). Something else waiting for next time.

Halcyon said...

It does look nice! And somehow calm. :)

Randy said...

Looks like an exhibit not to be missed. Wonderful photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

For those who might not know Sempé, he is remembered in the USA for the New Yorker magazine covers. The exhibit had both the original drawing/watercolor accompanied by the framed magazine cover... My favorites are the satirical pieces centering on Paris and French life. Just delightful!

I had to wait for the right moment to snap this shot as the free exhibit was very popular and crowded.

I thought about taking a stealth shot... There were no signs saying "no photos" and so, I just asked politely if it were possible to take photos without flash. V, I think that we all took photos and I do not know where you were while we were all snapping away...

There were no originals for sale here but there were many items: books, cards, prints, etc.

I have another photo or two to share another time.

Bises,
Genie

arabesque said...

if I'd known there was an exhibition of Sempe, I would've visited this place. ^0^
I like his drawings esp on Le Petit Nicolas.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I wanted to see the exhibition last November, but then I read about the long lines and was discouraged...