Since ten years a way-marked trail is organised during a fortnight in the Saint-Germain-des-Près area, involving a number of local shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, art galleries… like Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Sonia Rykel, agnès b., Emperio Armani, Les Deux Magots, Café de Flore, Hôtel Lutetia… .
It’s a manifestation, "Parcours Saint Germain", (June 3 – 17) allowing contemporary artists to expose their recent works, sculptures, paintings, photos… , under the name “Colours of Sound”; what is presented should be related to music. As exposed in shop windows (which led to a lot of reflection photos, where sometimes the photographer and passers-by are better visible than the real motive), inside cafés (where the guests don’t appreciate to be photographed)..., it was difficult to give the desired image of the manifestation. I decided to show you some illustrations anyhow.
First some examples of what can be found around the Place Saint-Germain-des-Près…
… and around the corner, including the famous cafés and the equally well-known library La Hune.
In some galleries, Sonia Rykiel exposes also her own drawings, obviously also for sale (some 300 € and more).
To a large extent, photos are exposed. Here are some examples of what can be found in some agnès b. shops, e.g. photos of a young Bono, Sting, Marianne Faithful, Blondie… (by Pierre René-Worms).
At the Hôtel Lutetia, which is worth the visit for itself, there are paintings exposed (by Fabien Verschaere).
The top picture was taken at a gallery, Anne Fontaine. The artist is called Kimiko Yoshida, specializing in self-portraits in all kinds of forms and shapes.
Well, sometimes there was really too much of window reflections.
Here you can see the approximate points to visit, if you are interested, and the little sign you will find on the pavement in front of each exposing spot.
I wish you a nice weekend!