Stefan Sagmeister at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Star graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister presents an ironically entitled show ‘Another Exhibit about Promotion and Sales Material’ at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The Austrian artist has lived in New York for the last 17 years and is considered one of the most original graphic designers of his generation. He makes no distinction between so-called ‘cultural’ and commercial graphic design, and has worked for several of the great names in music (Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Rolling Stones), as well as companies and institutions including Levi’s, BMW, Casa da Musica de Porto, etc. For this exhibition, he has decided to focus on his commercial work over the last seven years. Divided into four sections, it focuses on the distinct typologies that Stefan Sagmeister distinguishes in his work: Selling Culture, Selling Corporations, Selling Friends, Selling Myself. The exhibition design by Swiss design talents Big Game highlights the breadth of his graphic language, characterised by his subtle combination of the applied and fine arts: technology, intimist drawings and gigantic installations illustrate his album jackets, commercial catalogues, exhibition catalogues, posters, visual identities, logos, etc.
Until 19 Feb 2012. Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm (Thu, 9pm); Sat, Sun 10am-6pm.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 1st. M° Palais-Royal. 01.44.55.57.50. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/