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Beautiful Work.

Jacob Hashimoto / The End of Gravity

27 October to 17 December 2011@ Mary Boone Gallery

745 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10151
Telephone: 212.752.2929
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10–6, Saturday 10–5


Musée Jean Cocteau / Collection Séverin WUNDERMAN
2, quai Monléon  06500  Menton

This weekend the city of Menton, in the French Riviera, celebrated Jean Cocteau with a new museum. This came about because of a generous donation by an American collector, Severin Wunderman.The fantastic building was constructed specifically to showcase Cocteau’s works, designed by architect Rudy Ricciottin. Cocteau had a special relationship with city of Menton in the 50’s. He created a number of artworks while there, and was also commissioned by the city to complete a mural in City Hall. Cocteau also designed his own museum in a small and abandoned fort, “Le Bastion”, which was later transformed into the Musée Jean Cocteau in 1966.

I’ve always admired this multi-disciplined artist and visited Menton in ’98.  Besides “Le Bastion, Menton was very fun to walk around and was very cosmopolitan, I felt like seeing people from Cocteau’s set of drawing. I’d like to plan another trip there sometime in near future. (I need to convince my husband first!).



私も十数年前母とマントンを訪ねたのですが、この海辺の街は町並みもかわいらしく、雰囲気がとても魅力的な土地でした。混雑したニースの後 に行ったのでよけいにゆったりと散策出来たのかもしれません。コクトーは漁師と女を題材にした連作を残しているのですが、行き交う人々は 多国籍な感じの人が多く、まさにこの連作に出てくる様な印象を持ったのを覚えています。


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