La Promenade des Artistes at Le Taste of France Show featured established French artists and gave the chance to three French and/or Francophiliac local artists to get exposure alongside them through a Facebook contest. Public votes clearly designated three French photographers living in New York.
The first winner was Karine N’Guyen and her piece, “Lyrical Authenticity.” Born in Brussels, she is multitalented; a photographer, as well as a lyricist for international singers, and coach for songwriters.
Coming in second place was Jean-Philipe Rebuffet de la Gallais, a photographer specializing in cinema set design. He received many votes for his homage to Rafic Hariri, a man of peace. Hariri represents a dream for the Lebanese nation, which was broken by terrorists on Valentine’s Day of 2005, killing him and 22 other victims.
The third place went to Aurélien Terrible. This young photographer knows the city as well as anyone, and he shoots her in very unique angles. How? He climbs, as if a superhero, to the top of Manhattan buildings, thus revealing very new viewpoints.
These three artists stand side by side with five established French artists, guests of Le Taste of France Show:
Two big collages of Gregory Berben were there. GeBe is the favorite of many renowned international athletes, include Tony Parker and Yannick Noah, and he’s actually working on a piece for Zinedine Zidane. A few of his creations are now exhibited at the 32 Fine Arts Gallery, located 477 Broome Street until end of October.
“Breaking News : GéBé is featured in the new fall title of the prestigious Curated Collection Farameh Media “Americana in Contemporary Art” – Opening Thursday, October 18th @Dodge Gallery – 15 Rivington Street.”
The fabulous universe of Frederique Chemin transported viewers to the French countryside with its birds and old houses. “NIGHT,” the title of one of her more popular paintings can be rediscovered at the 32 Fine Arts Gallery, located 477 Broome Street until end of October.
Visitors also truly appreciated the work of Jeremy Taburchi and his “Pink Cat.” His series of squares about French clichés in New York City had a lot of success. Special mention to his “I want my Green Card,” piece, which spoke to a lot of people in NYC, and not only the French!
Two French photographers were invited as well. One well-known for his work on sailing sports, Patrick Gauthey;
The other one, world-famous for his luxury weddings covers, Manuel Meszarovits.
The cherry on top of the cake, Charlelie Couture accepted to sponsor the VIP Lounge with one of his masterworks, promoting his new book NEW YORK – BE.