Talk about turning defeat into victory; today after a most disappointing meal, I headed over to FIAC, that bazaar of contemporary art in the nave of the Grand Palais that started most modestly in 1974 but has now turned into a huge venue for hundreds of galleries and for at least two years has spilled over into the Tuileries. There are also two offshoots along the C-E, Art Elysees and Design Elysees, that are near the Metro #1 stop at C-E Clemenceau.
I approached the Press line at FIAC and was informed by a Dragon Lady that my presence was no longer desired; I protested, "but, I've been coming for years," to no avail. So attempting to recoup something from a day of disaster I saw the sign for the Design Elysees and said "Why not?" And was that the right recovery.
Wow; it was dazzling and fun and the owners of the spaces said it was fine to shoot these photos.
Is it worth 15 E? Dunno. But I'll be back next year.
Open through Monday October 24th.