Close to Place de Clichy is a theatre, called “L’Européen”, almost 140 years old. Today it’s basically used for concerts, one-man-shows… Since some five years, the façade was decorated by some well-known urban artists. In collaboration with a gallery specialized in urban art (see previous post), the arrondissement (17th) and the theatre, the initiative was taken to renew the experience and get some fresh decoration.
This is what the façade looked like some two years ago - and more or less so until recently, when, in order to prepare for the new performance, the facade was painted in white.
“Jef Aérosol” (Jean-François Perroy) and “Mosko et associés” (Gérard Laux) in operation. You can see them discuss and plan the day on the top picture.
… and their “signatures”, including the famous red arrows by “Jef Aérosol”.
Another famous urban artist, Jérôme Mesnager, had already painted some of his well-known white bodies, but produced obviously more for the interior of the theatre. We could also see “FKDL” (Franck Duval), although he did not participate – but had left one of his collages at the entrance of a neighbour building. The French readers will certainly also recognize Richard Bohringer, who at present performs at the theatre. You see him talking to the artists and the theatre manager.
Finally, I show you what the theatre facade looked like when the work was finished. A wall opposite to the theatre was also decorated. As you can see from my other posts, the work of all these urban artists can be seen all around Paris … and elsewhere, would it be London, NYC, the Chinese Wall…
Refeering to the above post, I got nice messages from Jef and Mosko, including a link to this video. When you see Jef talk, it's actually in a discussion with me.