Vernissage, 59Rivoli

59 Rue de Rivoli

I don’t want to be a starving artist. But I have a thing for starving artists.

You live in a squat? You don’t have a job? Beautiful art-maker, from whence do you come?

59 Rue de Rivoli is a former squat on one of Paris’ busiest shopping streets. Now owned by the city, it’s still home to many artists working there for cheap.

(Does the fact that it’s now the Aftersquat – real name- make it less cool? Don’t know, but my friend Dani works there, and she rules).

Sometimes the shoes as good as the show


4 Responses to “Vernissage, 59Rivoli”

  1. 1 Lydia Martindale February 7, 2010 at 12:11 am

    You have such cool places in Paris! Sad that the world will always have starving artists. Thinking of Vincent. I wonder where they all go now?


  2. 2 parisimperfect February 7, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Yes, where do the starving artists go anywhere? I lived in New York before and the boundaries of what’s affordable keep getting pushed further and further afield. Then I come to Paris, which honestly feels even more expensive to me than NYC. But people keep doing it – creating and living in these places. The least I can do is try to be creative, too.


  3. 3 Dani February 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    You’re a sweetheart and I adore your blog. As for where the “starving artists” go, I think creatives continually find creative solutions. They stay positive and make things happen, collectively!


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