Rosie Millard

Welcome to the Impasse Ronsin – the artists’ colony to beat them all

This tiny, squalid cul de sac in Paris’s 15th arrondissement was once the centre of the modern-art world

A huge amount of art, not much washing, and a lot of sex took place at the Impasse Ronsin, whose final flourish saw 20-year-old Argentine artist Marta Minujin’s destroy all her work in the Happening ‘La destruccion’, 6 June 1963. Credit: Shunk-Kender, courtesy of the artist

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