On Monday, after completing the big blog post for our weekend trip, I enjoyed an exhibit of painted photographs by Pierre et Gilles at Galerie Daniel Templon near the Pompidou Center. A tame example is below, and this is a link to my full NSFW photo set.
Most of the depicted heroes are familiar, but this particular guy is a special case. He’s the “hero” of a French song, Il était un petit navire (There was a little sailor), that has become a children’s song despite being about narrowly-averted cannibalism (of the hero).
You have to know where the exhibit is since Galerie Daniel Templon is at the end of a deep interior courtyard, and even there its windows are covered. The pieces run about 100,000 euros in case you’d like to own one. There’s also a catalog of the exhibit for 30 euros.
Mot du jour: Si ça te dit. Literally, “if it speaks to you,” which makes no sense. Actually, something like, “if you wish” or “if that pleases you.” French guys have used this phrase several times in online chats this year.