Exhibition view – Thermopylae by Cy Twombly, 1991 at Pièce Unique

We knew the trend for “single product” shops, specializing in a single commodity: honey, jam, olive oil, unique pastries (eclairs or choux or mochis) and what if now it was culture’s turn?

The Italian art dealer Massimo de Carlo – well known in the sector, he has two addresses in Milan, one in London and another in Hong Kong – has just opened “Pièce unique”, a gallery which only exhibits one work at a time.

Rudolf Stingel, Kirchner Waldlandschaft mit Bach, 1925 in Piece Unique, photo: ©lannes.thomas

At 57 rue de Turenne, the place, which opened its doors last February, exhibits large-format works – only one at a time, therefore – which sit in majesty, facing the street, for the greatest pleasure citizents.

The eye is caught by the works of international contemporary artists who appear here every three weeks. The American Kaari Uppson, her compatriot Mc Arthur Binion and the Italian Rudolph Stingel will soon be succeeded (from May 4 to June 4) by Andy Warhol with a monumental painting representing Lucio Amelio.

Exhibition view – Vesuvius, by Andy Warhol, 1995

The latter is none other than the creator of the “Unique Piece” concept, inaugurated 32 years ago, on the left bank of Paris, 4, rue Jacques-Callot, in the 6th, where the big names in contemporary art were exhibited. The gallery owner Massimo de Carlo has just purchased this unique concept from the rights holders, the “Unique Piece” brand having been registered.

The story therefore continues in the Marais, not far from the Picasso museum, and along the route of the other essential galleries in the district: Thaddeus Ropac, Emmanuel Perrotin, David Zwirner, Karsten Greve, Yvon Lambert, Maria Lund, Maria Wettergren. Covid or not, the Marais apparently continues to be popular.

Unique piece
4 Rue Jacques Callot, 75006 Paris
Tel: +01 43 26 54 58

Lucio Amelio and a student from the Accademia at the opening of the Pièce Unique Gallery (with a work by Daniel Buren)
Text: Katia Barillot

30.04.21

Susumu Shingu, praise of slowness

Susumu Shingu, praise of slowness

At the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger gallery, a century-old space at the bottom of a courtyard, around thirty drawings and kinetic sculptures, moving works by the Japanese artist Susumu Shingu, are displayed. It was a trend in vogue in the 1950s, led by artists such as the Athenian Takis or the Brazilian Soto.

Ethan Murrow and his hymn to plants

Ethan Murrow and his hymn to plants

The Girls of Calvaire gallery, sheltered at the back of a courtyard, is hosting the solo show “Magic Soil” by the American Ethan Murrow until November 25. A unique set of around fifteen paintings and drawings that pay homage to nature.

Marilyn forever

Marilyn forever

Sixty years after her death, Marilyn still embodies the eternal feminine. In the heart of the Marais, Joseph gallery, the Monroe Experience offers a digital and poetic exhibition until November 21, to better understand the myth and the woman, a start-up before her time, entrepreneur and modern for the time (sexual freedom , psychoanalysis etc.).

The best tattoo parlors in Marais

The best tattoo parlors in Marais

Tattooing, an age-old practice, has long been the prerogative of convicts, dock workers, the underworld and sailors. Although it has become democratized, now affecting all profiles and concerning one in five French people, including 16% women compared to 10% men, it still remains taboo due to its definitive and transgressive nature.

Piccola Mia, the pizzas of the Republic

Piccola Mia, the pizzas of the Republic

On the Place de la République, a brasserie with Italian accents has just opened, which quickly made people forget the old Pizza Pino. Welcome to Piccola Mia, the fruit of the joyful encounter between Italian chef Denny Imbroisi, pizza chef Julien Serri and mixologist Matthias Giroud who creates a creative cocktail menu.