4.1.12

A different way of presenting street art



The exterior of the Palais de Justice with the Conciergerie is slowly getting renovated. In the meantime it’s partly covered by tarpaulins … and by publicity. As is indicated on the “wall”, the publicity is a way to sponsor the restoration. At the moment the publicity involves a smart phone and one of the most well known French street artists, Jérome Mesnager, has been asked to make a Happy New Year greeting in his manner.


I have quite often posted about Jérome and his friends, e.g. here, here, here,  here, here, here, here, here, here  His white humanoid figures can be seen all over Paris and elsewhere, not only in France but also abroad.
To celebrate the event, members of Jérome’s “fan club” met this evening (Jan. 4) at a bar, in front of the “wall”, on the opposite side of the river.






















If you want to see and know something more about the Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie, you can have a look on these posts (1, 2).

25 comments:

Olivier said...

voila une bonne idee, de laisser l'espace pendant les travaux aux artistes. Bon cela sert aussi a faire de la pub, mais cela fait longtemps que les marchants sont entres dans le temple ;)

DeniseCovey_L'Aussie said...

That's just one of the things I love about central Paris. You don't leave gulping ugly building works for all the world to see. I enjoyed seeing art like this near the Champs Elysee in 2008.

Denise

Ruby said...

The last picture is has charming and quaint views!

Pierre BOYER said...

Meilleurs voeux !

Pierre

Maria O. Russell said...

That Happy New Year greeting in the manner of M. Mesnager is adorable!!

Glad to know he has a "fan club"

Love this post!

Thank you Peter.

claude said...

J'aime assez, même si c'est mélangé à de la pub.

lyliane said...

Meilleurs vœux pour toi et toute ta famille.
J'ai passé noël à Macao et nouvel an à Hong Kong, grandiose!!!!
La conciergerie est le monument de Paris que je préfère, je ne sais pas pourquoi,aussi bravo à tous ces artistes.
Bises

ALAIN said...

Une pub originale.

Adam said...

A clever idea from Samsung - and I'm sure Mesnager made enough money from it to be able to buy drinks for every member of his fan club!

Kate said...

Mesnager obviously has many fans, among whom you surely are counted. We have many good memories of the Palace of Justice. When standing outside of it one day, a Parisian employed there overheard us talking and realizing that my DH was an US attorney, he escorted us inside to one of the courtrooms so we could observe Parisian justice in practice. Quite an experience!

Starman said...

I guess you know you've arrived if you have a fan club.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Brilliant post.

hpy said...

Bonne Année!

delphinium said...

De l'art éphémère... est-ce que je suis fan ou pas, je ne sais pas encore. Je vais prendre le temps de réfléchir.
:-)

Bettina said...

I really like the way Parisien construction sites are hidden.

Did you join the party, Peter ? It looks like they had fun.

Cergie said...

Je ne connais pas personnellement Mesnager ni un autre artiste de rue mais je trouve logique qu'ils vivent de leur art d'une façon ou d'une autre.

SusuPetal said...

Fan clubs are fun!

A Joyous New Year for you, Peter!

Ash said...

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing, Peter.

Catherine said...

How fascinating....Happy New Year Peter

La Petite Gallery said...

I would have loved to witness French Justice in a courtroom. Each time I was in Paris I noticed how they have such a nack of
dressing windows. I took so many shots of how the French display. Boy! Russia sure did need some lessens.
Yvonne

I miss Macau said...

I enjoy reading your blog

Cezar and Léia said...

Very talented artist! :)
Great reportage Peter, thanks so much for sharing!
Léia

Paris Paul said...

I bet on his blog he posted about hanging out with Peter of Peter's Paris!

Nathalie said...

C'est bien que les street artists finissent par gagner leur vie avec leur art, il faut bien vivre !

Trotter said...

So, a clean face to the Conciergerie