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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beauford's Paris: Beauford's Hôtel Odessa Plaque Has Company

The other day, I took a long-time friend to see the Beauford Delaney plaques in Montparnasse before setting off to a neighborhood restaurant for lunch. Our first stop was the Hôtel Odessa. I looked up to point out the plaque and was more than surprised to find that a second plaque has been installed on the hotel's façade!

Delaney and Foujita plaques - Hôtel Odessa
Image courtesy of Félix Vega

This plaque commemorates Japanese-French artist Léonard Tsuguhara Foujita, who lived at the Hôtel Odessa in 1913. (Beauford would briefly reside there 40 years later.) Foujita was part of the Ecole de Paris, the flood of artists who settled in Montparnasse in the early 20th century. He counted Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and many other famous artists among his friends and was one of the few who became financially successful in his lifetime.

Hôtel Odessa is modestly priced, pleasant hotel that has completely renovated its rooms and recently refurbished its façade. It is particularly well suited for student groups. One has to wonder if the hotel will raise its rates now that it is beginning to tout its contribution to the history of the quarter!

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We're offering a special private visit to see the two Beauford Delaney commemorative plaques in Montparnasse, followed by a sit-down lunch in the neighborhood, for up to three persons pledging $1000 or more to the Kickstarter campaign for the Beauford Delaney exhibition video project. I'll personally deliver this tour and lunch will be on me!

You have to be living in Paris or visiting within a year to take advantage of this reward.

Click on the link below to learn about the campaign, our pledge levels, and all the rewards that we've made available:

Beauford Delaney: Sharing a Master's Art with the World!

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