Mar
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2014

Pierre and Gilles New Exhibition 'Heroes' soon in Paris
Mar 06 2014
by Thibault Jou

Pierre and Gilles New Exhibition 'Heroes' soon in Paris

Famous duo Pierre et Gilles will expose from 10 April to 31 May at the Daniel Templon gallery in Paris for a new exhibition dedicated to the heroes.

Globally acclaimed, the couple, inspired by American photographer James Bidgood, have been creating works in a whimsical style, on the border between painting and photography since 1976. Anonymous and celebrities (Marc Jacobs,, Kylie Minogue, Isabelle Huppert ,Zahia Dehar , ...) have posed in Pierre et Gilles's workshop. Drawn on a canvas, the photographs are further enhanced with paint.The program for this upcoming exhibition is an original reinterpretation of portrait of mythological figures and superheroes from popular and contemporary culture. An approach that examines the ambiguous myth of the hero, for works combining lightness and gravity of the street culture and references to art history.

Several works of Pierre et Gilles were exposed in Paris last fall exhibition at the Orsay Museum, "Masculine / Masculine".

Oreste (model: Staiv Gentis), painted photograph, unique, frameless 2013 114 x 146 x 7,5 cm - framed 123 x 155 x 7.5 cm - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels. © Pierre et Gilles

Deuxième sous sous-sol (model Ahmed Zerari), painted photograph, 2012 frameless 65 x 100 cm - framed 83.5 x 118.5 cm - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels. © Pierre et Gilles

Narcisse (Model: Matthieu Charneau), painted photograph on canvas, unique, 2012 frameless 101.5 x 133 cm - framed 121 x 153 x 6 cm - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels. © Pierre et Gilles

La poupée merveilleuse (model Zahia Dehar), painted photograph on canvas, 2013 frameless 92 x73 cm - framed 104.5 x 85 5 cm - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels. © Pierre et Gilles

Lost in Paradise (model Koh Masaki), painted photograph, unique, 2013 frameless 100 x 73 cm - framed 113 x 86 cm - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels. © Pierre et Gilles

Le printemps arabe (model Tahar Bouali), painted photograph, unique, 2011 frameless 116 x 89 cm - framed 128 x 101 cm - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels. © Pierre et Gilles

Orphée et Eurydice (models Rick Owens and Michele Lamy), painted photograph, unique, 2013 frameless 128 x 87 cm - framed 140 x 99 cm - Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris and Brussels. © Pierre et Gilles

Pierre et Gilles, Héros
Galerie Daniel Templon, 30 rue Beaubourg 75003 Paris
From April 10 to May 31, 2014

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