John William Bailly is a French-American who lives in Miami, Florida. He is an artist represented by LnS Gallery and professor in the Honors College at Florida International University. In July 2020 he traveled from Miami to Paris where he documented this historically unique time for the city. His posts on social media are meant to share that experience with art and travel lovers everywhere, especially those in confinement due to COVID-19.
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On 11 July 2020, Bailly was the first person to enter the Louvre. He was alone with Mona Lisa. Bailly posted this video on his Facebook story and the reactions were compelling on a human level of genuine connection. Below is an example. Nikki Moustaki is an author from Miami Beach, Vincent Dugast is an artist in Paris, and Joe Thomas is Professor of Art History at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.