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Selected News and Reviews

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Financial Times of London Weekend
November 18, 2016

excerpt "Despert and Gauguin" 

Four Seasons Magazine, February 2016   

"Celebrate with a work of art in Bora Bora by Alain Despert"

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Gold Man Slovakia, March 2015
Men's Magazine
"Despert" pg 94-95




DELUXE Mallorca, Autumn 2014
"Paradise on Canvas" pg 88-89


Malta 2013 - 2012
Insider, Apr. 2013
"From hotelier to the heights of art"
by Victor Calleja
"Meander" - Malta's Art & Culture Television Program,
 7 Feb. 2013
Mariella Bencini interviews Alain Despert
The Malta Independent
Saturday, 2 Feb. 2013

"President Opens Exhibition"
Sunday, 27 Jan. 2013
"From Bora Bora to Malta"

Sunday, 27 Jan. 2013
"From Bora Bora to Malta"

Sunday, 27 Jan. 2013
"From the President's Diary"

Sunday, 20 Jan. 2013
"Alain Despert Exhibition"

Thursday, 17 Jan. 2013
"Divinely, definitively, Despert."

Monday, 14 Jan. 2013
"From Bora Bora to Malta"
Premier exhibition in Malta. Opening reception inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. George Abela, President of the Republic of Malta.

Photo Slideshow (2 min.)
Opening Remarks Video (11 min.)

Sunday, 6 Jan. 2013
"Bright Spark"

 by Marie Benoit 
Sunday, 9 Dec. 2012
"President of Malta, H.E. Dr.
George Abela inaugurates new painting by renowned French artist"

 Sunday, 9 Dec. 2012
President of Malta unveils new painting by Alain Despert

 M for men, Oct. 2012
"The Ambassador of Art to Malta"

by Stanley Borg

Spinnaker, Oct. 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Special Edition - Royal Malta Yacht Club
"Art At Sea"

The Sunday Times,
2 Sept. 2012

"Art in the City"


 2011 - 1990

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Architectural Digest

August, 2008

"Island Paradise Found"

Discover the Art of Living on Bora Bora

St. Regis Aficionado - 2007

Exclusive partnerships with some of the world's most sought after brands & personalities

Art Culinaire #82

Fall 2006

Absente Refined by Alain Despert

Chicago Tribune

December 6, 2006  


By Alan G. Artner
Tribune art critic

La Depeche

 de Tahiti

 July 22, 2006

"Alain Despert Paints the Dalai Lama"

Reva Magazine

Air Tahiti Nui Apr/May/June 2006

12 page feature.

"Alain Despert and Bora Bora." Printed in English, French & Japanese

Rakuda Magazine     (Japan) 2005

Alain Despert and Musee Gauguin


Cigar Aficionado August 2001

Absinthe Refined by  Alain Despert


Home Design

 May/June 2001

"Artist Alain Despert paints from the palette of his life."

Art in America

May 2001

Alain Despert:

The Chalkboard Series


Art Business News April 2001

"Advertising & Art";  Andy Warhol, Alain Despert, etc.


Art in America

November 2000

Alain Despert:

The Divine Comedy Series

Art Business News September 2000

"Alain Despert Commissioned  by Absente"

Where Dallas January 2000

Cover Art by

Alain Despert

Inside: "Alain Despert Paints the Town Red"

Art Business News

June 1997

"Best Buddies

Offers Print

 by Despert"

Absolut Book – Published 1996

Absolut Despert

Beach Weekly Miami

March 1994

"Alain Despert, Absolut Genius

The Miami Herald Sunday, March 20, 1994

"French artist puts Art Deco District all over his canvas

Wire (Miami Beach) February 17, 1994

Cover: Alain Despert Inside: "From Bora Bora to South Beach"

Absolut Artists of the ’90s

 Published 1991

Absolut Despert - "Leading edge artists of the decade"

La Depeche de Tahiti

August 1, 1991

Alain Despert Ambassador of

Bora Bora


 April 1991

Absolut Despert

Art & Antiques March 1991

Absolut Despert

Town & Country

June 1990

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