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Oakland Puzzle Company

59 Rue de Rivoli

59 Rue de Rivoli

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About the Puzzle

We love this ornate and playful doorway captured by Gene Dominique in Paris in 2015. This 500-piece puzzle is 16x24 inches and random cut.

About the Image

Located in the busiest shopping district of Paris, 59 Rue di Rivoli is an address familiar to many, though the inside is less well known. In 1999, when the building had been vacant for 15 years, a group of artists broke in and created a squat to renew the building's life as a liberated art space. After some legal wrangling, the space was eventually made into a legal art space. More information about the history and group, as well as photos of the inside, can be found here and here.

About the Artist

Gene Dominique lives and practices art in Atlanta, GA. Gene recently relocated from Oakland to Atlanta in May 2023. He earned a degree in photojournalism at San Jose State University and law degree from UC Hastings College. After practicing law for thirty years, he returned to his life-long passion: a full-time art practice centered in photography.

Gene's explorations in photography include a deep dive into a variety of genres from documentary, abstract and still-life to portraiture. Gene's work includes the documentary series, Still Here – African American Farmers in the 21st Century, which is a study of the contemporary life of Black farmers in the United States.

Volunteerism is an important element in Gene's art practice. In 2016 he founded CameraAngels, a donation program through which he solicits used cameras and related gear for under-served young people. In addition, Gene is is a member of the Bay Area Photographers Collective.

Gene's work can be found on the web or instagram.

Big thanks and credit to Cary Pasqualle @cary_on_puzzling for contributing to our product images.

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