Bill Zwecker broke the news in The Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday (fifth item):
"PHOTO FLASH: After reading Kevin Nance's Sun-Times story about Art Shay's photo exhibitions at the Chicago History Museum and the Stephen Daiter Gallery, the owner of the Galerie Loeb in Paris -- which has showcased Picasso's work -- has invited the legendary Chicago photographer to mount an exhibition of his work there next year.
It will be the first photo exhibition Albert Loeb has staged, and it's tied to the centennial of the birth of philosopher and author Simone de Beauvoir (The Second Sex), onetime lover of famous Chicago writer Nelson Algren. An enthusiastic Loeb compares Shay's work with the world-renowned Henri Cartier-Bresson and is excited by the photos planned for the exhibition, including great Shay shots of de Beauvoir and Algren, Marlon Brando, Hugh Hefner (with a bevy of Bunnies), Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Ernest Hemingway, the Rat Pack, President Kennedy, Chicago mob boss Tony ''Big Tuna'' Accardo, the first Mayor Daley playing a harp and a ''Welcome Democrats'' picture showing the marquee of the Chicago Hilton, shot through a sea of National Guard bayonets at the 1968 Dem convention." It's also on Bill's CBS2 blog.
Click for more info on the Galerie Albert Loeb. It recently exhibited paintings by Robert Guinan -- including the work he calls "West Madison Street 1950: Homage to Art Shay. " Above, wthin this post, you'll find the a view of that painting.