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Saturday, 19 March 2005
Seeking Lighthouse around Argentina. Part I
Topic: Lighthouse Tour
Touring in and around Buenos Aires,docks and building, as well as the River Plate's Martin Garcia Island and the South Atlantic sea coast for a 12 wonderful days of adventure and discovery....

Argentina's lighthouses are a wonderful trademark to this broad and beautiful land. It shouldn't be an other way for a "discovered" territory. It was one of the first constructions to be done when arriving to main land, in order to guide the upcoming travelers, these were rough and precarious, made out of wood and sometimes just a fire on the coast. As those initial ports began to transform into bigger and more important cities, as technology in terms of illumination evolved, these precarious lighthouses began to be transformed and converted into architectural icons, impressive lighthouses, that enlighten the shores of the "new" continent. Serving as important beacons to all sort of ships sailing the waters off the Atlantic coast.

The 19th century was the time in which most of the southern lighthouses were built, expressing through means of their lines and concepts aesthetic trends prevalent in good old Europe, and sometimes new and native trends that blended with some classic solid feature. Most of those lighthouses have remained in use to our days. Outstanding style and technological marks very well appreciated as social and cultural monuments all over the world. The thick glass prisms of the Fresnel lenses invented in 1822 focused from a whale oil or kerosene wick lantern, allowed the lights to penetrate only about 20 miles out to sea, but are still considered a marvel of engineering and art.

These fantastic buildings are a wonderful door through which we can discover a society and it's cultural maritime heritage, touring around the Atlantic seacoast as well as through the River Plate's coast for 12 wonderful days of adventure
and discovery.

Tours are arranged on a personal or group basis. However there must be at least two travelers to this lighthouse tour. Tours are custom made to fit your needs and interests.

Once you've booked your flight and purchased the tickets we begin to plan your trip. There's no need for all travelers to book the same lodging, for this is a very personal choice. Hence we'll provide you with all the necessary information for you to choose among the many and interesting lodgings, from a home styled Bed and Breakfast, to a BOBO* hip inn or hotel, to a 5 star accommodation, we handle all reservations and bookings.

For flight booking we highly recommend a Wednesday arrival to Buenos Aires for you to take the best out of your days in Buenos Aires and the amazing lighthouses we're going to visit.

Day 1: Wednesday, best day to start your holiday ...

Early morning arrival to Buenos Aires international airport, Ezeiza.

We'll be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel, B&B or inn. Over night trips are exhausting, so you'll have a couple of hours to rest and adjust to the city.

During the afternoon we'll pick you up and take you around the magical Buenos Aires lighthouses, some are still in use, some others have been transformed into outstanding buildings without loosing their lighthouse features.

Sofitel hotel, the former immigrant hotel in Buenos Aires, built by the Mianovich family -who was very linked to marine business- early in the 1920s, a superb Art Deco building and lighthouse that nowadays has become a 5 star Accor hotel. Back in the early days the highest most point was concieved as a lighthouse who guided the immigrants into the city.

Afterwards we'll head to an other superb city construction the Barolo palace. Also built early in the 20th century, this building is the perfect blend between architecture, literature and functionality. Constructed by the famous Mario many experts assure that the building commemorates the VI Centennial of Dante's revelation, were the building follow's Dantes' metric divisions. The building is crowned with a "heaven like lighthouse", above which is the Southern Cross, that can be clearly seen from the inside of the building during the first days of June around 7:45 PM, lined up to the Palace's coordinates.

The last stop would be the outstanding Buenos Aires Yacht club lighthouse, an other Art Deco beauty designed by famous archtect Lemonnier, it was built in 1913 by the San Martino & Erausquin construction company of Buenos Aires, and it has been one of the city's trademark images ever since.

Dinner at the Madero Docks in front of the Puerto Madero Yacht Club admiring the night features of the beautiful lighthouse and enjoying a superb Argentinean Style welcome meal.

Sofitel Hotel Image Gallery:

Link to Photo Album Sofitel Hotel,Buenos Aires,Argentina

Barolo Palace Image Gallery:

Yacht Club Argentina,Puerto MAdero ,Lighthouse Image Gallery:

Day 2: Thursday

Early morning wake up, for we're leaving for Tigre in the morning to visit the outstanding Martin Garcia Lighthouse. From the port side town Tigre we' ll head to Martin Garcia island in a vintage taxi ship from the early 1960s that has been kept in original features. Sailing through the Parana delta we 'll enjoy beautiful river fauna as well as wild birds, plus a fantastic natural scenery. Ariving to Martin Garcia island before noon, we would take a walk around the town's center, beautifully conserved throughout time, and after a typical Argentinean lunch we'll visit the island's lighthouse. In the afternoon we'll visit the fabulous Martin Garcia Lighthouse. Latter on, for this is a natural paradise island we will enjoy an outdoor afternoon birdwatching, enjoying the beautiful flora and trees of the island. We'll spend the night at the island's only inn, enjoying the best comfort food of the area.

See Image Gallery of Martin Garcia Island:

Link to Photo Album Lighthouse on Martin Garcia Island

Day3: Friaday.

We'll spend the morning enjoying a bit more of Martin Garcia island's nature, and after launch,we'll begin our return to Buenos Aires by plane. A superb experience, to enjoy an other wonderful and interesting perspective of the city from the air. For Buenos Aires has grown from the coast into the mainland, this view is unsurpassed, not tapped by tall buildings, but a superb perspective of architecture and sights.

During the afternoon we'll visit new and old BA, it's colonial quarter, spot the greatest features of the city of tango and all major "must be there" sights, as well as shopping downtown BA.

Buenos Aires is one of the fashion and aesthetic doors to Latin America, featuring fantastic designers and great quality items, specially leather goods. At night we'll enjoy a great traditional tango show downtown BA, and afterwards, for those edgy corageous there will be tango dancing and preparatory lessons. It'll be a night out in the city.

Day 4: Saterday

Flying to the silverscreen beach location of Argentina is the quickest and best way to get there. The most southern point of our journey is the Punta Mogotes lighthouse; its cone shape iron structure rises 32,5 meters from ground welcoming us to an amazing experience.

Located at the 38? 06' S, 57? 33' W coordinates, this lovely lighthouse welcomes all sea travelers to one of the most beautiful beach resorts of South America, that's become to be one of the hot spots to stay in during summer, when all beach parlors invite us to seat back and relax under the golden sun and also a fantastic winter getaway.

A day in Mar del Plata, visiting the lighthouse, enjoying great food and of course, during our tea, delight ourselves with one of Mar del Plata's
delicatessens: Havana alfajores, this are mini cakes filled with dulce de leche, bathed with dark chocolate or sugar frosting. Nothing compares to this exquisite treat, and Mar del Plata is homeland to Havana. When the night falls we'll enjoy a seaside dinner at the docks, of course, the specialty could be no other than the fresh and great sea food variety.

Day 5: Sunday

Trip to Valeria del Mar to visit all the areas' lighthouses on the way, pasing by Villa Gessell from the road, we will stop to take photos from a distance of the Querandi lighthouse ...

Valeria del Mar is a perfect paradise like town by the sea. Its beautiful pine and eucalyptus woods, a sort of unspoiled getaway, strategically located in between the two biggest lighthouse areas of the northern Atlantic coastline of Argentina.

This would be our base from which we'll go on day trips to the areas' lighthouses.

Day 6: Monday

Monday, we'll visit the Querandi lighthouse in the neighboring town Villa Gessell.This time we'll travel by 4 x 4 trucks to the lighthouse,surrounded by more than 6,000 hectares of shiny gold dunes and the everlasting blue ocean.

Its six black and white stripes stand upon the virgin field to let us know the way to an incredible experience. 54 meters rising from the ground (plus the 11 height of the sand bank on top of which is the lighthouse's platform) and 276 steps separate us from a one of a kind view of nature. When the sun begins to go down we'll enjoy a great afternoon outdoor tea by the ocean. We'll head back to Valeria del Mar for a good night rest and a superb dinner.

Day 7: Tuesday

Early trip to Medanos Point. This cape side area was first discovered by Magallanes in 1520, during one of his many explorative expeditions through the Argentinean coast down to Tierra del Fuego, and it was such the impact its beauty had on them that they include outstanding remarks about it on their journals. This is a very special and cherished construction. It was built in France and transported and settled in Argentina between 1892-93.

We 'll return in the afternoon to Valeria del Mar for a relax afternoon in the woods, enjoying beach walks and time off.

See Image Gallery of Medanos Point,Atlantic Oceon:

Link to Photo Album Punta Medanos Lighthouse Argentina

Day 7: Tuesday

Early in the morning will hit the route again to visit some other lighthouses further up to the north coast line up to Mar del Tuyu, to witness one modern lighthouse trend.

The Mar del Tuyu lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be built with private funds in 1987. It was the Nautical Club of the partido de la costa who took over the construction of this lighthouse on top of this building located in 69 St. between 1st and Costanera Av.

One of the most outstanding marks of this lighthouse are it 90 red light flashes per minute, reaching more than 200 nautical miles

Day 8: Wednesday

Day trip to Saint Anthony Lighthouse, located in a very special geography, for its cape side location to the St. Anthony cape northern point ends in a perfect 90? angle, hence the common reference to the cape as St Anthony wall. Filled with history and culture this area was discovered in one of Magellan's trips towards the end of the world and this place was discovered by the mother-ship, St Anthony. Surrounded by an unspoiled natural paradise of woods and dunes, St Anthony is also the perfect location for some insight bonding with nature and eco toursim. Back to Valeria del Mar we'll enjoy a great farewell meal, for this is our last day by the sea. Trip back to BA for a good evening sightseeing and enjoying a bit of BA's nightlife.

Day 9: Thursday

Further trips, all the way to ........Morning trip to the Stone point lighthouse located nearby the Salty river in the Buenos Aires province. This is a very interesting, nature oriented, lighthouse for the photo voltaic batteries are charged through solar panels. Cone-styled iron structure that rises from the ground to sustain the guide light, it was christened after the area's geographical characteristics.

Trip back to Buenos Aires,trvelling during the early evening ..... back to the acomodation of your choice.

Day 9: Friaday.

Early trip to ....... Across the Rio de la Plata is Colonia del Sacramento, an outstanding colonial town home to one amazing lighthouse and fantastic sights we'll enjoy throughout one and a half days. The lighthouse was built in 1857, on top of the ruins of the San Francisco Javier convent. Its cylindrical brick tower's lower half is square and the upper half circular, an architectural innovation at the that expresses the blen of Arabic architectural trends with European ones. Walking around Colonia is like a time trip to the old Colonial days, through it's narrow streets paved with stones, enjoying it's music and fantastic food.

A night in Colonia, is fun .......

Day 10: Saterday

We'll return to BA early in the afternoon. During the evening we'll go tango dancing and enjoy a night view of the city. Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps, there are tons of activities during the night, amazing new and old clubs, pubs and cafes, cultural activities. We'll enjoy a very of the best of Argentina's night, at a superb wine tasting downtown BA, delicatessen treats to enjoy and set a feast for our senses.

Day 11: Sunday

Hunting for antiques and collectibles in San Telmo flea and antique market and fair.

Sunday Market in the historical quarter of the Buenos Aires, San Telmo, is the best place for antiques and collectibles hunting. All and all, a day out in San Telmo is not only about vintage items but also about all sort of cultural outdoor activities such as live bands, tango shows, art, theatre and puppets.

Day 12: Monday

Early morning farewell breakfast. Transportation to the airport.For those wanting more ....... for those interested to staying longer and see some other interesting aspects of Argentina, I've worked out the following options.

Option ONE: Tierra Del Fuego, and lighthouses down in the south of Argentina Tour.

Tierra Del Fuego, and lighthouses down in the south of Argentina Tour, heading down from Buenos Aires towards the southernmost point in the world through the marvelous patagonian lands.

See Book for sale on Image Gallery on lighthouses IN Argentina:

Link to Photo Album Travel Lighthouses, Argentina

Option TWO: Tierra del Fuego, shipwrecks and lighthouses,diving in the South Atalntic Tour.

In and around the world's end, the mystical and magic islands around, the straights and channels. diving in the southern Atalntic waters to discover the hidden treasures of sunk ships, the stories, the facts and folk around them.

See Image GAllery to Shipwrecks and Lighthouses:

Link to Photo Album Book on Shipwrecks

Option THREE:Train travel around Argentina Tour.

Train trip through Argentina. There are several options for train journeys around this beautiful country, from the northern clouds train to the southern most train of the end of the world, from the Sierras train to the amazing jungle train. These are all old train lines, original, from the early 20th century.

And in spite of the fact that some of these were broader lines in the past and now have shorten their paths, they are still very interesting. Away from the modern comfort of the latest technology trains from Japan and Europe, these vintage original trains still hold that old charm and ways the old lines had.

This trip is a must to all those train and steam engines fans, but also a terrific option for all those travelers wanting to experience the vintage Argentina. I can work out a customized plan for anyone wanting to go on these trips.

See Book Image Gallery of Steam Train "Trochita":

Link to Photo Album Old Patagonia Express."La Trochita"

Option FOUR:Route 40 Tour, Ruta 40, Highway all along the Andes mountains.

Traveling around Highway 40 is an outstanding trip alternative. Needn't to take all the luxury and comfort of a sophisticated vacation, nor to let aside the adventure and outstanding sights in order to be chilling. Route 40 starts at the northern most point of Argentina and ends at. well , at the end of the World. IT runs through majestic landscapes, rich in sights and culture that are a treat to our senses. But that's not all, for it's not just about the landscape, but also about the amazing activities that can be done throughout it's broad extension, from hiking to skiing, from wine tasting to a superb gourmet experience, route 40 blends pleasure and glamour for the eyes and the palate. A must in a lifetime experience!

Interested in more information .......
See my Image Gallery on Route 40:

Link to Photo Album Ruta 40, Route 40

See Ruta 40,book for sale Image Gallery on Route 40:

Link to Photo Album Route 40, Argentina

Option FIVE: Art and Antiques Tours, Custom made to fit your needs. It can be a special item hunt throughout the country for the foreign dealer or the private Collector. Buenos Aires, regional or province tours, Argentine from top to bottom, we work on a personal customized base private or group tours. See Image Gallery of San Telmo.

See Image Gallery of San Telmo:

Link to Photo Album San Telmo, Flea Market

Email Bob Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Art Dealer,Argentina.

Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.

Posted by bob frassinetti at 3:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, 23 March 2005 4:32 PM
Friday, 18 March 2005
Yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day
Topic: People and Communities
St Patrick's international, Saint Patrick's Day in Buenos Aires ....... The fifth largest Irish community in the world is in Argentina, and it's important to point out that Argentina is a non-English speaking country. Hence the more than 500,000 Irish-Argentinean families living in Argentina today are a great example in terms of traditions and cultural heritage power, surviving after over a century and a half taking in consideration the huge and inevitable language barrier. But Argentina was, and still is an official Catholic country with freedom of cult -for all the other religions and cults-, and this was a great input for those Irish catholics who were running away from the British protestant power. All and all, it were the broad and huge pampas who welcomed the new immigrants into a world of work in the fields and the posibility of surviving on something else than potatoes. The west frontier was still open -alike in the US- and by 1850s the sheep cattle grew at an amazing rate, together with Spanish and Italian immigrants, the Irish population that set in Argentina were helping this upcoming country to develop into a Nation. Argentina was built on those pilars of hard work and great tolerance, our culture has always been a melting pot in which all recognize their differences and similarities, were homeland traditions are preserved and new, local ones, are included, bringing up to life a unique combination. It shall raise no eyebrows then the great deal of importance St Patrick's day has in our country, not just for Irish families, but to us all in general -Irish, French, Italian, Spanish... all Argentines in one sense... Ireland patron, St Patrick is known worldwide for his works converting the Irish to Catholicism, he then -during the 5th century AF- needn't to root off the Celtic customs, but to lead them into a broader universe of beliefs in Catholicism, his didactic means to teach Godspeed using the shamrock have become a symbol of Catholic Ireland, and throughout the world March 17th it' s the day of festivity to recall upon their Saint -who's also said to have taught the Irish how to distillate alcohol from malt and barley, hence the importance of beer in this celebration. Yesterday on March 17th 2005, Buenos Aires's most Irish quarter in Retiro area dressed up in Green and over 60,000 people celebrated St. Patricks, not with a parade but a street party throughout 10 blocks... During the days masses were celebrated at BA's Irish churches and throughout the Buenos Aires province, were the largest part of the Irish community is located. I was a superb party, filled with joy and excitement, loud and beautiful Irish folk music being plaid until early hours of the morning, dancing and celebrating. For the last 15 years this has been the preferential location for St Patrick 's celebration in BA, specially growing in terms of non Irish participants for the great impact of Irish culture worldwide. But even before the great flow of immigrants came to Argentina, our history has been tied to Irish outstanding personalities ......... But did ytou know why we should celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Argentina ? ...........such as one of our nation's forefathers Admiral William Brown born in Foxford in 1777 he was to command a squadron of seven ships with which on Saint Patrick's Day in 1841, he captured the fort of Martin Garcia, called "The Gibraltar of the La Plata". Following many successful battles, he acted as Argentine Commissioner throughout the Independece wars and even more he's doings seatled - when at the close of the war- the Liberty of Buenos Aires by the treaty of Montevideo on October 4th 1827. Just an example, not that we'd tell each Irishmen and women's life's in our country, for not all are as renamed as Admiral Brown, but each and every one of them with their hands and loving heart helped this country, their country, to become a nation. Happy St. Patricks and may the luck of the Irish be yours today! Email Bob Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Art Dealer,Argentina. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.

Posted by bob frassinetti at 4:57 PM
Updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2007 4:37 PM
Thursday, 17 March 2005
Monique Rozanes and Leopoldo Torres Aguero
Topic: Leopoldo Torres Aguero
Monique Rozanes and Leopoldo Torres Aguero shared their life and passion for Art.

Both incredibly talented artists created -each in their own way- a breakthrough in the contemporary art scene in Buenos Aires and Paris.

Their paintings and sculptures are the result of a wise and avant-garde work of color, texture and shapes inviting the spectator to feel the artpiece through means of it's senses and the impact of the wholesome art creation.

An introspection to share, emotions, times, colors, perspectives and shapes inviting the "outsider" to take part of a world of senses and emotions often reserved for those "in the matter", the technique is the mean throguh which they share their imagination and artistic impulse with us.

These are some of their works. meet the artists and enjoy!

See Image Gallery of the works of Torres Aguero at Art Dealer:

Link to Photo Album Leopoldo Torres Aguero

Leopoldo Torres Aguero's works must -as always approaching a multifaceted
artist- be seen in a broad perspective taking in account his own stages, influences and periods.

By 1941, Torres Aguero comes to Buenos Aires pursuing his way as an artist, he had already exhibited his works in Cordoba, Catamarca and La Rioja.

Back then, while geometric art ruled in Galleries and Show rooms, Torres Aguero exhibited proudly his figurative art works. Without a doubt a clear influence of his early teachers Spilimbergo and Portinari.

These works were mainly done in oil and ink. As we head on into his transicional stage throughout the 50s, his first couple of years in Paris would impact on his painting as we may perceive the shift into an abstract organic trend with some surrealist insight, this would deepen into a more lyric abstraction after his Japanese experience.

From the on, his work trade mark are to be big canvases, working with acrylic and very little oil painting. The bond between this artist and his prime acrylic material would be such -clear great managing and use of all the paint potentiality- and evident in his work, as always exploring in depth the virtues of color and texture of acrylic, his lyric abstractions would sum up as essentialist and abstraction, nobility of material and of imagination, brought together through means of gifted hands.

Image Gallery of Torres Aquero Oil paintings for Sale:

Link to Photo Album Torres Aguero for Sale

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Posted by bob frassinetti at 1:03 PM
Updated: Thursday, 17 March 2005 8:39 PM
Tuesday, 15 March 2005
Monique Rozanes
Topic: Monique Rozanes
Its not everyday that I get an email from ....

Monique Rozanes,see Image Gallery:

Link to Photo Album Monique Rozanes

Monique Rozanes is a brilliant contemporary artist. Active and innovative Monique is a fine example of modern and edgy artists who -as many brilliant minds and hands- were not taken as seriously as they should have by their contemporaries but, no doubt about it, are a turning point in terms of modern aesthetics and sculptures.

We shouldn't be foolish, we should learn from history that it not convenient to let time go by in order to appreciate superb artworks. We would like to point out that she's not an anonymous artist, she has many years of working and exhibiting in world wide museums, showrooms and Art Galleries.

Born in Bordeaux, France she studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (Paris) and at the Ecole laboratorie St Gobain on Resines. Since 1956, she's done several solo exhibitions at the museums Chartres (France), Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland), Saint-Leger (Soissons-France), Rioja (Argentina); and galleries like P. Fachetti (Paris and Zurich), Art Shop (Bale - Switzerland), Rubbers, Praxis, Van Eyck and Kramer (Bs. As.), Arlette Gimaray (Paris), Sluis (Holland). Lelia Mordoch (Paris). She obtained the Sculpture First Prize in the Alexandria International Biennial, Egypt and National Room and the Prize for Foreign Artist at the National Plastic Arts Saloon in Buenos Aires.

Her works are modern statements, and as such it's sometimes complicated to be as well as understood and appreciated as she should. We found about Monique in a curious matter, for she's the widow to a prominent Argentinean artist, Leopoldo Torres Aguero -about whom we've written before, recuperating his works and style from a non deserved oblivion or blackout-.

She read our homage to her husband, and pleased with our work she contacted us. A total surprise and honor, but more over, we were astonished by her fabulous works when we met her at her house/workshop in Buenos Aires (her main atelier is in Paris). This charismatic and cheerful woman, filled with energy and interesting aesthetic feel opened her house to us, shared her story with us. We hence began to project joint works in order to share with our world wide friends this new and fantastic discovery that Monique's works were to us.

Here's a bit about her, meet her through her works and words. We'll soon carry on a thoughtful interview and share much more about this great artist with you all!

BUENOS AIRES a sculpture purchased by the French Embassy cultural affairs office, now, part of the movable heritage SALON NATIONAL GRAND PRIX DE SCULPTURE SECTION ETRANGER URUGUAY FONDATION RALLI
Private collections in the US, Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Holland among many others. Preparing a show for 2005 at the Sculptures Museum of SAO PAULO BRAZIL EXHIBITIONS

2004 Art Miami - Miami Beach
Galerie Lelia Mordoch - Paris - Estelas Iniciaticas
Galeria Balcarce 1029 - Pinturas y Esculturas
2003 Andrada Fine Arts
2002 ExpoTrastiendas - Centro Cultural Borges
Transparence Lelia Mordoch, Paris, France - Centro Cultural Borges, Argentine 2001 Arteba, Buenos Aires Argentine - Galerie Altera, Argentine - Museo L'Arsenal
Soissons, France
2000 Arteba, Buenos Aires Argentine - Musee de la Monnaie, Buenos Aires
Argentine - Galerie Agni-Fine Art, La Haye, Pays-Bas 1999 Galerie Solanas, Punta del Este Uruguay - Musee municipal de la Plata,
Argentine - Arteba, foire de Buenos Aires - Galerie Agni-Fine Art, La Haye -
foire d'Amsterdam Pays-Bas - Galerie Los Scarabeo, Bijoux, Multiples, Buenos Aires
Argentine - Galerie Altera, Pinamar Argentine
1998 Musee Sivori, Buenos Aires Argentine - Galerie Santa Fe, Buenos Aires
Argentine - Galerie Altera, Pinamar Argentine - Mural en marbre
eglise de Olivos " La Cene ", Buenos Aires, Argentine 1996 Galerie Collis, Lausanne Suisse - Transparence, Centre de Culture, Pontoise
France - Transparence, Les Nayades, Saint-Jean-La-Foret France - Peinture
"Contradiction", ambassade d'Argentine, Paris France 1995 Galerie Liliane Francois, Paris France 1993 Musee Saint-Leger, Soissons France - Galerie Praxis, Buenos Aires Argentine -
Galerie Artuel, Paris France - AbLaye St-Jean-des-Vignes (Theme transparence),
Soissons France - Foire internationale de Caen (Theme
transparence) -
France Exposition " Environnement ", CNIT, La Defense, France 1992 Galerie Arlette Gimaray, Paris France 1991 Foire internationale de Monaco (Altuglas) 1990 Centre d'art contemporain, Feurs, Mairie de Vervins, France - Galerie
Arlette Gimaray, Paris France
1989 Galerie Van Eyck, Buenos Aires Argentine
I988 Premier Prix etranger, Salon national, Buenos Aires Argentine - Galerie Kramer,
Buenos Aires Argentine
1987 Galerie Rubbers, Buenos Aires Argentine - Foire de Gand, Line Art, Belgique -
Galerie Praxis, Buenos Aires Argentine
1986 Hoy en el arte, Pinamar Argentine - Galerie Amalfi, Punta del Este Uruguay 1985 Galerie Rubbers, Buenos Aires Argentine - Casino de Necochea, " Mar del Jazz' 85 " 1984 Galerie Praxis, Buenos Aires Argentine - Centre Ibero-americain, Bordeaux France 1983 Galerie Frente al Cine, Mar del Plata Argentine - Galerie Rubbers,
Buenos Aires Argentine - Galerie Sluis, La Haye Hollande - Galerie
Synart, Paris France
1982 Musee Provincial de La Rioja Argentine - Arte Basel, Foire internationale,
Suisse - Galerie Art-Shop, Bale Suisse - Fondation Smith-Champion, Paris France 1981 Centre culturel francais,Turin, Rome, Milan, Italie - Galerie Rizzoli, New York
Etats-Unis - Galerie Herve Odermatt, Paris France - Foire
internationale de Paris FIAC, France - Galerie Palatina, Buenos
Aires Argentine - Galerie Luis Shauer, Puerto
Pollensa Majorque
1980 Galerie Art-Shop, Bale Suisse - Biennale Internationale d'Alexandrie, Egypte -
Grand Prix de sculpture - Galerie " Paris-Sculpture ", France 1979 Galerie Paul Fachetti, Zurich Suisse 1978 Musee de la Chaux de Fonds, Suisse 1977 Galerie Paul Fachetti, Zurich Suisse 1975 Galerie Liliane Francois, Paris France 1974 Galerie Prospote, Cuneo Italie - Galerie Prospote, Genova Italie 1973 Musee de Chartres, France - Galerie Meyer, Lausanne Suisse - Galerie Liliane
Francois, Paris France
1972 Galerie Suzanne de Conoinck, Paris - Musee du Mans, France 197I Galerie Le Lutrin, Lyon - Galerie Fiamma Vigo, Rome Italie - Galerie Numero, Venise
Italie - Galerie La Polena, Terni Italie
1970 Galerie M.A.S. Deinze Belgique
1969 Centre d'Art Integral, Paris France
1967 Galerie Suzanne de Conninck, Paris France - Galerie M.A.S. Deinze Belgique 1959 Faculte de Lettres, Aix-en-Provence

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Link to Photo Album Leopoldo Torres Aguero

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Posted by bob frassinetti at 7:50 PM
Updated: Wednesday, 16 March 2005 6:20 PM
Monday, 14 March 2005
At home with friends
Topic: People and Communities
The beginning of a wonderful friendship. At home with friends,and this time it was curry but made by ........... See Image Gallery:
Link to Photo Album Giuseppe Pirone
It all began a couple of months ago when I wrote an article on my point of view of The Sopranos. I thought I had tons of things to say first for I’m an Argentine fan of the show, second cause I come from a Italian-British household and my girl friend’s a shrink, and third cause I didn’t agree much on all the fuss going on around the show and the anti Italian comments going on around the matter. So I did write an article and placed it on the web to share my view with other netsufers. And one of the best things happened: I met this fascinating Italian American fellow who had tons of experiences and thoughts to share with me after he had read my article. I thought to myself this was the best possible feedback one could ever have, such intense writing, so many things in common… and a wonderful coincidence: he and his wife were coming to Argentina for three weeks to visit this great country. Giusseppe Pirone was born American from Italian parents, he’s an art professor who worked for many years in top universities, he knows and does fantastic art work and adores to work on vintage cars fixing them and arranging their motors. See Image Gallery for Giuseppe Pirone, Professor of Art and artist: Giuseppe Pirone,Professor and Artist. The more we emailed, the more we found out we had tons of things in common. Both his wife and my girl friend are shrinks and have eastern European families too! When we finally met it was amazing, we seemed like old friends reuniting! They are a fantastic couple who enjoys the great treats of life, such as good wine and well prepared food, good movies, specially Italian costumirsat… They have a superb sense of humor and are very easy going. Shopping, antiquating, sightseeing around the city! Everything was fun and great! We had a great meal at the Comega building in Buenos Aires, enjoying great food and a superb view. Soon they left towards the Iguazu falls up in the north east of the country. When we met after they returned they had great hilarious stories such as some comments on the falls they overheard when admiring the falls: it never turns off! Jajaja! Such was the great vibe we had that we invited them for a special dinner at our place. At home with friends,and this time it was curry but made by ........... Diana, my girl friend and shrink cooked an eclectic fantastic meal with broad offers: either Hungarian traditional dishes or Vietnamese green curry, which we enjoyed in our houses’ patio, drinking a great Argentinean wine, jokes and laughs. Now they’re in the wonderful Andes town Mendoza, enjoying some fantastic local wine, superb views and fantastic eating! We hope we’ll get the chance of seeing them again before they leave. Wow! What an amazing experience!I¡m sure we are to repeat it. Email Bob Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Art Dealer,Argentina. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.

Posted by bob frassinetti at 1:19 PM
Updated: Tuesday, 12 June 2007 12:45 PM

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