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Hotel Salé - Escalier
2019 Paris, France


Gaétan Caron

Entitled Hotel Salé - Escalier this archival photo is from the L'École de Paris en bleu, blanc, rouge series by contemporary Mendocino/Bay Area artist, Gaétan Caron (b. 1964), co-founder of Lost Art Salon in San Francisco. This photography series portrays the romanticism of the School of Paris, a very important art period during the first half of the 20th Century (1890-1940) when Paris was at the center of a creative intensity. Immigrant artists flocked to Paris then to work in tandem with French luminaries. Gaétan has always been fascinated with Paris being from Québec. That is where he discovered Modern art in his early twenties. For years, Gaétan has traveled to Paris to capture images of the past still very much present today: chairs, stairs, classrooms, studios, windows, benches, easels, stools, cafés where artists studied, sat, painted, worked and gathered to create.

This photo is a detail of the staircase located in the grand 17th Century mansion (hotel particulier) Salé (built from salt-tax money) where the Picasso museum is located today.

Gaétan lives and works in his off-the-grid home located in an heirloom orchard in the Mendocino hills of Northern California.

Please allow at least 2-3 weeks for printing and framing before a piece is shipped.

Archival Photograph on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl Paper
Approximately 18"x22" framed, 10"x12" unframed

Signed, dated and titled on the back of the photo. Excellent condition. Framed in a contemporary decorative wood frame with a warm silver face and black sides using archival double matting behind conservation clear glass. Also available in a contemporary metallic black frame option.