Monday, March 11, 2013

Votre lessive?



Laundry day?


No!  This is 59 Rivoli, which is billed as the "cultural alternative in the heart of Paris."  There are 30 artists in studios throughout all 6 floors of 59 Rivoli plus the Galerie 59 on the rez-de-chaussée (ground floor).

  Originally, it was a squat started by artists looking for a place to work, live and show.  Now it is legalized and open to the public every day except Mondays.  Not only can you see the artists' work but visit the ateliers where the creations are made.  Galerie 59 has exhibitions running for approximately two weeks at a time with a vernissage open to everyone, usually on the first day of the show. 


  
59 Rivoli
59, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
 

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fun! I love it and would love to be able to visit and see the artists work!! What a great photos and post for the day, Genie! Hope you have a wonderful week!!
Hugs
Sylvia

Pierre BOYER said...

Ouiiii !
:-)

Pierre

Vreni said...

I know this building from passing by but I´ve never been inside. Did you?

Louise said...

I must have passed by here, but perhaps they didn't have quite such an eye catching display then? Did you go inside?

Shell Sherree said...

Hee! This is delightful, Genie. I wish I'd been there to see your smile.

Joe said...

What a unique way for the artists to advertise their community.

Peter Olson said...

This may be the only - nice - exception; you are not allowed to hang your "lessive" outside in Paris. :-)

Janey and Co. said...

Well it got a chuckle out of me. I too would love to go in.

Cezar and Léia said...

Funny interesting art! :)
Léia

M said...

Ha! This is a happy way to start off the week! What a fun find. Did you visit any of the ateliers? This goes on my list!

biebkriebels said...

Ha,ha, inviting facade to have a look insight.

Donna said...

Gives new meaning to "airing your laundry"...Hahaaa
Fun photo!
hughugs

Kate said...

Love the red and white polka dot briefs!

Daryl said...

what fun

Malyss said...

Some giants living there?! :o)
Great capture, Genie!

TheChieftess said...

Oh the things we artists will do for a little bit of attention!!!

Starman said...

It would seem someone has an underwear fetish!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Oh my gosh, I HAVE to go there!! Merci, Genie, for showing them!

Alexa said...

Don't you just love art with a sense of humor? Thanks for sharing this, Genie!

Genie Robinson said...

This has to be one of the coolest shots ever. Wish I had been there in person to see it all. Love the colors. You have put a huge grin on my face. Can;t help but LOVE Paris. genie

Jack said...

Outstanding, Genie! This one is quite a funny comment on a local custom, isn't it?

SRQ said...

What an unexpected sight! I wonder what the artists' work looks like.

Virginia said...

Those are some Big Girl Panties for sure!
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! There's some real Bridget Jones knickers here Genie!

Rob Siemann said...

Wow! You need some gigantic derrieres to fill these ones!

beatrice De said...

ça c'est génial. Original sur cette façade bourgeoise.
L'expo est-elle permanente ou temporaire ? je planifie de venir à Paris après que mes vitrines de printemps soient posées.
Heureusement que je ne me suis pas décidée au temps de la neige haute !

beatrice De said...

Au moment du partage, ils pourront 3 à 4 dans un vêtement !