At the head of the Picasso Museum since 2014, Laurent Le Bon is one of those typically French personalities who are the pride of the world of French culture. Major in the competition for heritage curators, this art historian has a CV as long as the arm of a Picasso character.

Curator of the Beaubourg-Georges Pompidou center in 2000 and professor at the Louvre school, he is the one who pilots the Pompidou-Metz center project of which he becomes director in 2013.

Also the curator of numerous contemporary art exhibitions including Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami at the Palace of Versailles in the 2000s, he is also responsible for the artistic direction of the 2012 edition of Nuit Blanche.

Author of numerous art books and catalogs, this eclectic museum director has a 360-degree artistic knowledge without departing from a certain simplicity. Since the reopening of the Picasso museum, more than three million people have visited the institution he directs in the heart of the Marais.

When he was appointed in 2014, Le Monde described this non-conformist as “one of the most inventive personalities in the world of French museums, where he embodies the exception rather than the rule”. Some will add: “A Maraisian at heart”!

Text: Katia Barillot – Instagram
Photo and video: ©Anaïs Costet – Instagram

02.07.19

D’OTHER LOVERS OF THE MARAIS

A meeting with the philosopher Charles Pépin

A meeting with the philosopher Charles Pépin

Philosopher, writer, successful author, professor at Sciences Po and at the Lycée de la Légion d'Honneur, Charles Pépin, who bears a royal first name twice, logically lives in the former district of Charles V, i.e. -say in the Marais. For having traveled up and down (“It’s by walking…

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Librairie 0fr., the temple of “cool”

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Emily in Paris… and Bruno in the Marais!

Emily in Paris… and Bruno in the Marais!

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Europeans 2024: Glucksmann in the lead in the Marais

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In the Mood for Brunch at L’Inouvert

In the Mood for Brunch at L’Inouvert

It's a clear place and well framed like a film photo. Normal, one might say, since this café-restaurant also has a bookstore section dedicated to photography with quality, sometimes rare works – selected by different curators such as Christine Barthe, the photo manager…

Chic vintage boutiques in the Marais

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The second-hand market has always had its fans. There is, however, vintage and vintage. From the sweatshirt sold by weight to the rare restored piece, there is a world of difference. It is second hand fashion, which today meets environmental concerns. Above all, it's a way to create unique looks at a good price.

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