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For their first exhibition at Galerie Daniel Templon, the masters of camp and kitsch Pierre & Gilles unveil a series of previously unseen works on the theme of the hero. The exhibition features a gallery of portraits, from heroic figures of antique mythology such as Achilles and Prometheus to superheroes of popular culture and fiction. We also encounter a number of contemporary heroes, such as a young rebel from the Arab Spring and a happy couple, sporting the artists’ features, celebrating a same-sex marriage. These hand-painted photographs are peopled by their friends and family, anonymous and famous (including Zahia Dehar, Arielle Dombasle, Isabelle Huppert and Marc Jacobs), who appear in sophisticated life-size sets the artists build in their studio. Coinciding with the exhibition, Le Mobilier National is presenting a carte blanche by Pierre & Gilles iincluding a painting inspired by Marie-Antoinette’s furniture and starring Zahia Dehar (until 27 Sep).
>Until Sat 31 May. 10am-7pm. Closed Sun. >Galerie Templon, 30 rue Beaubourg, 3rd. www.danieltemplon.com/

Le mariage pour tous, (Modèles : Pierre et Gilles), 2013

La Poupée merveilleuse (Modèle : Zahia Dehar), 2012


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