Souren Melikian, Art: Something glitters outside the spotlight (July 3, International Herald Tribune):
Drouot is a house of surprises, where extraordinary discoveries continue to surface. Barely advertised, most are ignored by the media. Last month, a series of important drawings and paintings turned up out of the blue, never seen in public before or recorded in any form. Most astonishing of all was a sketchbook by Camille Pissarro, a founding father of Impressionism. It was included in a sale June 18, "Important 19th and 20th Century Drawings, Paintings and Sculptures," organized by Piasa, a leading Paris auctioneering group. In typical Drouot style, not a word was said about the circumstances in which the sketchbook was found.Florence Colombani, Marlon Brando, dernier tango [Marlon Brando, last tango] (July 4, Le Monde). This article has links to a group of several pieces on Brando from the French perspective.
Philippe Dagen, Les grâces de l'art brut, une énigme née dans les marges [The graces of outsider art, an enigma born on the margin] (July 2, Le Monde), a review of an exhibit (ABCD, une collection d'art brut) at the Pavillon des arts in Paris until September 26. If I don't go to this exhibit this week in Paris, Mark will scold me.
Valérie Duponchelle, Gilbert & George, cocktail pur british (July 2, Le Figaro) reviews the Gilbert & George show (20 London E1 Pictures, until July 24) at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (7, rue Debelleyme, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris). This show was also reviewed, in English, by Michael Bracewell (Gilbert & George—true pioneers of East End art, May 31) for The Telegraph.