in Montmartre between the Theatre des Abbesses
and the Bateau Lavoir - the modern art masters'
mythical studio- Zut! boutique owes its
boldfaced name (Zut! literally translated
into Damn!) to an old-time café on
Ravignan Street that Picasso enjoyed patronizing.
After a brawl in 1903, this anarchist haunt
was closed down by public order forces.
Frédéric Gérard, its
then owner, founded the famous « Lapin
Agile » literary cabaret.
Zut! is the lair of the industrial items Frédéric
Daniel has meticulously hunted out.
station time clocks, all of them operational and
almost all with their original motors. Collectors
lamps and renowned designers' creations. Metal
furniture, from desks to bookcases, lockers to
coffee tables. Zut!
is also a den of wonders populated by 19th century écorchés, world-globes, plaster
casts, cutlery molds and taxidermy beauties.