Pierre et gilles: a very pop exhibition at the philharmonie de paris

 Portrait of Stromae Paul Van Haver by artists Pierre and Gilles

Much more than a simple exhibition, the Musée de la Musique unveils an immersive life size experience, through the prolific work of Pierre et Gilles. The duo of French artists with a unique style will have for the first time its portraits of famous musicians and singers gathered in an exceptional sound filled venue. Are you ready? Push on PLAY!

The who’s who of song

Since they met in Paris in 1976, Pierre, the photographer and Gilles, the painter, have always stayed together. The twosome represented by Galerie Templon reinvent the art of the portrait, conveying a unique and iconoclastic style, between a pop DNA and a wink to art history. Once Pierre has taken his photos, Gilles is in charge of enhancing the picture with his paintbrush.

Michael Jackson, Françoise Hardy, Madonna, Etienne Daho, Kylie Minogue, Boy George, Sylvie Vartan, Marilyn Manson, Clara Luciani… during their 40-year career, Pierre et Gilles immortalized the leading stars of the French and international box-office presented in incredible settings. More than a 100 photo-paintings are highlighted in a sensational exhibition whose low-key scenography recalls the universe of entertainment.

The exhibition that makes you feel like dancing

 Portrait of Sylvie Vartan Created by the artists Pierre and Gilles

At the entrance of the venue, each visitor is given an audio helmet. The idea? Listening at your own rhythm to the song that comes with each one of the paintings without disturbing the neighbours, in other words like a silent party. Super clever!

Behind the creative process

At the end of the venue, don’t miss the video filmed during the creation of Eddy de Pretto’s painting. The accomplice duo opens the doors to its workshop-studio and explains from A to Z its creative process—from the choice of the model to the actual creation of the frame in DIY mode, including the actual shooting, you will know everything.

Pierre et Gilles, La fabrique des idoles. Until the 23rd of February 2020. Full rate €9.

Musée de la musique – Cité de la musique,

221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, 01 44 84 44 84

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