A quick view of the Jeu de Paume Gallery as we were waiting in line, until our daughter bought tickets with her iPhone
Despite a lazy morning and having to leave Paris a bit after 2pm on Sunday, we were able to squeeze in an exhibit at the Galerie du Jeu de Paume.
Looking up from the entrance hall
I'm a bit ashamed that I hadn't been there since its impressionist museum days, and downright embarrassed to admit I was only very vaguely aware of its tranformation into a contemporary art gallery (in 1991...cringe...)
Sunday gallery visitors heading down to the bookshop
This place has definitely been done up right. It was a grey day, but the open spaces were still flooded with light.
I like the idea of inventing the possible, but we didn't have time to go to the video area. I guess we weren't able to invent that possibility.
What we did get to see was this exhibit, now transferred to the Jeu de Paume, of the American photographer Garry Winogrand.
The Met site for the show explains: "While Winogrand is widely considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, his overall body of work and influence on the field remain incompletely explored."
It has certainly been completely unexplored by me! I somehow had never heard of this most intriguing American photographer, and frankly didn't recognize any of his photos. But they were fascinating, depicting American life in New York, California and other regions in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Another exhibit, another discovery...