The Wagon de Saint-Denis by artist Seb Toussaint

Avenue Jean Moulin, Saint-Denis - Lycée Paul Eluard parking lot

Le Wagon de l’avenue Jean Moulin à Saint-Denis (2023) by Seb ToussaintRmn-Grand Palais

Entretien avec Seb Toussaint sur la fresque du Wagon
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The Wagon

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The Wagon fresco was created for the hip-hop and urban culture festival as part of the Histoires d'art à Saint-Denis program, a cultural twinning between the Rmn - Grand Palais and the town of Saint-Denis, in collaboration with the Dionysiaques association.

Le Wagon. Les motifs de la fresqueRmn-Grand Palais

The Dionysiaques

The Dionysiaques revive the 1st Capitole dining car (France's 1st high-speed train) parked in front of the Lycée Paul Éluard in Saint-Denis. They are rehabilitating a heritage object, promoting culture and creativity in their neighborhood and creating links between people.

Le Wagon. Des ateliers avec les habitants (2023)Rmn-Grand Palais

Workshops with leisure centers and local residents

At the same time as creating the wagon's exterior fresco, Seb Toussaint runs lettering and spray-painting initiation workshops. 72 participants contributed to the creation of the wagon's new ceiling.

Le Wagon. Les ateliers de lettrage, Jade, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Le Wagon. Les ateliers de lettrage, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Le Wagon. Les ateliers de lettrage, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Lettering workshops

Le Wagon. Les ateliers de peinture à la bombe, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Le Wagon. Les ateliers de peinture à la bombe, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Le Wagon. Les ateliers de peinture à la bombe, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Spray-painting workshops

Le Wagon. Mixité. Intérieur, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Le Wagon, Plafon intérieur, 2023, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
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Students from the Lycée Paul Eluard chose the word MIXITE to illustrate the fresco on the Wagon's ceiling. A word they felt represented the city of Saint-Denis and its many nationalities, but also the parity between men and women and the mixing of social classes in everyday activities.

Le Wagon. Mixité (2023)Rmn-Grand Palais

Diversity

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