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Museum Les Arts Decoratifs Opens Goudemalion. Jean-Paul Goude Retrospective

Les Arts Décoratifs presents Goudemalion. Jean-Paul Goude une rétrospective, an exhibition on view 11 November 2011–18 March 2012.

Portrait de Jean-Paul Goude, 2011 © Jean-Paul Goude

Les Arts Décoratifs is organising the first exhibition of Jean-Paul Goude’s work in Paris. One of the most brilliant ‘image makers’ of contemporary creation is proposing a retrospective and creative vision of his oeuvre encompassing all his areas of activity, from fashion and photography to advertising and the live event. His entire forty-year career will be retraced in the nave at Les Arts Décoratifs, featuring his drawings, objects, music, films and photographs.

Conceived as a large installation, the exhibition will of course evoke the Bicentenary of the French Revolution. Visitors will be welcomed in the reception hall by one of the gigantic waltzing ladies that caused such a sensation in the 1989 parade, then discover the monumental locomotive in the middle of the nave, installed on conveyor belt surrounded by numerous drawings. In the Tuileries gallery, an ‘introspective’ evocation of Goude’s work will take the public on a chronological journey from his débuts at Saint-Mandé to his most recent work. Evoking his decisive encounters, collaborations, influences and souvenirs, this journey will be punctuated with the artist’s original creations, while in the alcoves on the rue de Rivoli side six theatrical yet intimate installations will reactivate the highpoints of his life and work.

Les Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 44 55 57 50

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