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Louise Bourgeois, Nu assis, ca. 1936-37, ca. $16,000, Christie’s Paris, May 31, 2010
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Tales of Two Cities

AT LARGE IN LONDON & PARIS
by Adrian Dannatt

Belleville is the currently modish Parisian arrondisement where, as in the East Village of yore, it remains possible to cruise the latest cultural objets while feeling actual physical menace from the locals, what one might term the “proletariat art threat.” And astroll there not too long ago what should I spy through a window but the umistakeable visage of Christian Leigh, the notorious curator who went missing after the Venice Biennale of 1993, presumably taking the money with him and leaving artworks marooned behind [see writer Alexi Worth’s summary, here].

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