Sofitel New York unveils ‘France-Amérique on Display’
To mark the 75th anniversary of France-Amérique – a popular bilingual publication focused on French-American culture and lifestyle – Sofitel New York will host an exhibit featuring 20 of French artist Olivier Tallec’s original covers. The collection will be on display in the hotel’s lobby through October 2018 and is free and open to the public.
“Utilizing Olivier’s creative work, this exhibit serves as a reminder of the significance of the American-French spirit within the Sofitel and France-Amérique brands,” said Marie-Paule Nowlis, hotel manager of Sofitel New York. “Our hope is that guests and members of the public will come and enjoy the collection and leave with a better understanding of the relationship between these two great cultures.”
A well-known illustrator for French newspapers such as Libération and Le Monde, as well as numerous books and comics, Tallec is adept in the art of humorous illustrations for adults, combining dark humor and the absurd in only a handful of brushstrokes. Since 2013, his off-the-wall style has been showcased on France-Amérique’s front covers—each one a powerful visual that evokes a greater message found within the magazine’s pages.
Founded by France Libre exiles during World War II, France-Amérique evolved significantly since its inception as a French language newspaper in 1943. In its current form, the monthly publication is the only French-English bilingual magazine in the United States, with content created for an audience of American Francophiles, passionate about French culture and art-de-vivre.
About Sofitel New York
Sofitel New York, part of AccorHotels group, is a stylish Midtown hotel with a decidedly French accent in its contemporary décor, sophisticated artwork, brasserie cuisine and cosmopolitan service. It features 398 guest rooms, including 52 suites; function space that serves small-to-mid-sized events; and an outstanding restaurant, Gaby Brasserie Française. Sofitel New York is ideally located at 45 West 44th Street, affording easy access to Fifth Avenue and the Times Square Theater District. For reservations, call 212-354-8844 or visit www.sofitel-new-york.com/.
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is an ambassador of modern French style, culture and art-de-vivre around the world. Established in 1964, Sofitel is the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France with over 120 chic and remarkable hotels in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Sofitel exudes a refined and understated sense of modern luxury, always blending a touch of French decadence with the very best of the locale. The Sofitel collection includes such notable hotels as Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Sofitel London St James, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Sofitel is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.