Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Accident or art?

Despite what you may think, this is a sculpture... I took this photo in the courtyard of the Artcurial Gallery which a vary famous art gallery and auction house in Paris (at the bottom of the Champs Elysees). But I unfortunately could not find the name of the artist anywhere. If someone has the info...


  1. Original, c'est marrant !

    Original, and funny !

  2. Mmmmmm.... I've got a little idea. Isn't the name of the artist "José Bové" ? You know, someone trying to avoid genetically modified fruits ? With the DS, the true way to "good old french way of life"...
    OK, I stop saying silly things...
    Eric, happy to see you back from holidays ! And in great shape !

  3. What is the title of this sculpture? Could it possibly be L'Idée de Parmentier? (Although I am not sure what all those vegetables are, looks to me like potatoes, but some do look like onions too.) But it's a cool piece, nevertheless. Thanks for sharing it with us, who would never have seen it otherwise.

  4. Elisabeth> These are cobblestones.

    Anyway, if you thought steeling it, good luck!

  5. c'est interessant comme sculpture...

    pas de probleme...j'ai des cours le lundi-le jeudi et ce vendredi je suis un peu occupé mais je suis presque toujous libre le WE. Oui, j'habite dans le 13e...donc quelque chose pres des stations de la ligne 14...peut etre au centre de la ville...ben, je ne sais pas....il y a toute une ville a rencontrer...donc toi tu connais Paris plus que moi donc je te laisse a choisir l'endroit...:P

  6. Who would want to steal a car like that? ;-) Thanks for showing it to us, Eric. I wasn't sure what these rocks were either.

    See you tomorrow!

  7. Hi Eric,

    I've seen this display as well off the Champs Elysée near the Rond Point. I looked for an artist's name, but none could be found. Elisabeth, the round things are actually stones. It looks as though it could have been named, "Danger - Falling Rocks" like the signs on the side of mountains. It's pretty creative, but I would hate to be the one having to install or demount the exhibit...too heavy!