December 2012 - April 2013

Les Bains - Résidence d'Artistes

Museum of Street Art

Part 2
Photography : Stéphane Bisseuil

In the end 50 artists stayed for 4 months and created their masterpieces.

It is on a November day that the owner of LES BAINS, the most iconic Parisian night club for over thirty years, contacted the curator of the project who carefully chose 50 amazing street artist to participate.

Apart from the abandoned club and the famous restaurant it is also the 6 floors of the haussmanian, typically Parisian, building that has been offered to the artists’ creativity.

For Tarek Benaoum, the show must go on… 

The original artpiece by Benaoum shows the importance of calligraphy in this art movement

...and up!

ZeeR Zone Expérimentale d’Expression Relative

'The public baths were for me an opportunity to experience what I wanted to try for a long time, a total IMMERSION. A different relationship to time has allowed me to make this piece.' --LeMoDuLeDeZeeR --

Legendary street artist ASH came to pay a tribute to LES BAINS

LES BAINS started as a secret artist residency.

As time passed by the whole legendary Paris nightclub LES BAINS was taken over by artists.

SOWAT

YZ pais a tribute painting straight on the walls her iconic fallen angels

YZ

LUDO who is a famous fixture of the new street art scene invaded a whole room

LUDO

LUDO

SETH created a poetic pieceon the top floor of the building

SETH

SETH

SAMBRE made a piece over two floors, using the site's floors and recreating a new space in ama mazing installation.

Over 4 months 30,000 sq feet of art has been produced, visually showcasing the richness of the street art movement.

Credits: Story

Photography — Stéphane Bisseuil www.stephanebisseuil.com
Artists (in order of appearance) —
Thomas CANTO; Tarek BENAOUM
Module de ZEER; ASH; SOWAT
YZ; LUDO; SETH; SAMBRE
Owner of Les Bains — Jean-Pierre MAROIS
Communication — Colombe de la TAILLE
Production Assistant — Clemence WOLF
Curator — Magda DANYSZ

Credits: All media
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