24.04.13 by Jeff

Les Bains – The secret street art gallery in Paris

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SAMBRE (work in progress)

Since January of this year 50 of the world’s most prominent street artists have left their mark on Les Bains, a rundown nightclub in Paris.

After unsuccessfully trying to save the building, owner Jean-Pierre Marois and gallery owner Magda Danysz began inviting artists like Sambre, Futura, and Space Invader to make work in the space. Slowly the place has been filled with art.

Next week renovations on the building will commence, and all the incredible work will be destroyed. I’ve included my favourite pieces from Les Bains below!

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SOWAT

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STEN LEX

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KATRE

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C215 and SPACE INVADER

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SETH

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FUTURA

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LUDO

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VHILS

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TANC

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YZ

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WORD

 

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via: creative review













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • rye

    such a shame to destroy such beautiful work!! but at the same time something very cool about that. the impermanence that any street art embodies. the idea of being painted over or removed. like releasing a fragile butterfly into the wild knowing it might be eaten by a lizard or fly into a bug zapper or venus flytrap.

  • Ashley Rodholm

    I co-directed a short film about a smaller scale installation like this in San Francisco. The film is called “3020 Laguna St. In Exitum” and my co-director and I wanted to capture the space and create a memory of temporary works like these. The film premieres at the SF International Film Festival this week. Here is a link to the teaser. http://vimeo.com/41387149





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