What does the acronym BFK (Rives) stand for? A small family concern created in 1787 in Rives, in the French Department of Isère, the Blanchet de Rives paper mill became Blanchet Frères & Kléber in 1820 when brothers Augustin and Victor Blanchet joined forces with Jean-Antoine Didier Kléber.
Zeng Tianfu, who as an artist would go under the name T’ang Haywen, was born on 20 December 1927 in Xiamen in Fujian province, China. He arrived in France in 1948 and was one of the second generation of Chinese artists who emigrated there after the Second World War.
The village of Docelles in the Vosges, “paper town”, is a reality that is very much alive. For the village and its inhabitants, the closure of the LANA paper mill in 2003, after over 400 years of production, marked the beginning of the end of an industrial saga, but also the beginning of a brand new story.
The engravers’ association, Pointe & burin, is organizing its annual exhibition at the Taylor Foundation from May 2 to June 15, 2019. Engravers from Gascony are the guests of honor.
One of the most prestigious annual photography events will be taking place in New York from 4 to 7 April 2019. This is the 39th edition of the Photography Show organised by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).
Fabien Verschaere will be showing his “Everyday is Your Birthday” project, consisting of 45 drawings done on white Velin d’ARCHES® 400 gsm paper, as part of the Immortality in the Cloud exhibition at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul (Korea) from 22 February to 12 May 2019.
It was at the age of 28, after spending his early years drawing, that Richard naturally moved on to watercolour. By dint of hard work and experimentation, he has perfected his art to such a degree where he is now recognised worldwide.
Maryam Eisler’s second solo exhibition, Imagining Tina: A Dialogue With Edward Weston will take place in London from February 8th to March 2nd, 2019.
ARCHES® has recently been granted “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (Living Heritage Company) status, in recognition of its ancestral know-how in the field of high quality paper making. It therefore joins a prestigious club whose member include famous French names such as Hermès, Cristalleries Saint-Louis, Baccarat,