Vive La Miroiterie
by Jacqueline Feldman
I wrote online at Guernica about La Miroiterie, the artists’ squat in the Twentieth Arrondissement that will soon close. I care very much about the people who live there, and I will be sorry when the squat is evicted. Thorel, the proprietor, is a nearly bankrupt real-estate company that specializes in buying and reselling properties. It is owned, along with a passel of similar small Paris-based real-estate speculation companies, by a businessman in Lyon.
Vive La Miroiterie, 26 March 2013
I was excited when I discovered the old mirror factory was called Bosch. I said to Andy Bolus, “It is a little like ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ here, isn’t it?” He said fondly, “Yeah, it is. Full of freaks.”