Exhibiting in Paris? Ecomonic Recession?

cartoon of old french man with their hands in pockets
‘Mains dans les Poches’
A4 sketch pencil
©adam cope
(To have one’s hands in one’s pockets in colloquial french means to be NOT spending…)

Exhibiting in Paris?

I’m off to Paris for a week or so , so no blogging , no computers for a bit.

Intend to speak to the gallery close to the Pompidou Centre which is interested in exhibiting my work. (though I suspect that maybe I’ve gone to ‘traditional’ / ‘rural’ for the owner’s taste?)

Exhibiting in the big towns again? Maybe I can’t be bothered to leave my wilderness here in the Dordogne? Big towns often equals big headaches as far as getting a show up is concerned.

Maybe it is not the time to go for me to go back into the big town galleries? Ecomonic recession… Anyway, any show won’t be for this year & probably not 2009 either, so maybe the bust will be edging back to boom by then.

Must confess to having much enjoyed NOT exhibiting in London these last five years, where I used to show at the Richmond Hill Gallery & the Studio Gallery. Haven’t put in for any national competitions either these last five years either, either in France or UK. Deep rural isolation ( & it feels good).

Anyway, Paris is lovely. Nice to have a walk about. Despite the recession… so here’s a cartoon to lightened up dark thoughts of recession. To have one’s hands in one’s pockets in colloquial french means to be NOT spending…nor throwing one’s ‘boules’ away carelessly 😉


post script 2013 : the hands are even further buried in the pockets now, the recession rolls on, people are spending less on art

4 Comments on “Exhibiting in Paris? Ecomonic Recession?

  1.  by  dND

    It’s nice down here in the ‘wilderness, isn’t it.

    Have a lovely trip to Paris – I don’t like the big towns any more but I do love the Louvre, I remember seeing a wonderful collection of miniatures there about 40 years ago.


  2.  by  Casey Klahn

    Too rural? Not my opinion of your work!

    One never knows what a gallery is really after from one time to the next.

    Have fun in Paris.

  3.  by  Adam Cope


    funny thing, ‘blogging buddies’ isn’t it, maybe we should all meet up in cafe in paris one day? 😉 no computer screens imagine…

  4.  by  Cathy Gatland

    You definitely need to keep your hands in your pockets in Paris – but what a city to walk around every once in a while…in my case once only so far. Hope you had a wonderful visit there (bet you’re glad to be home though)