Pierre et Gilles
|Author:||Pierre Commoy & Gilles Blanchard|
On the fortieth anniversary of Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard's romantic union, this volume traces four decades of artistic collaboration between the photographer and painter. Undeniably kitsch and shamelessly sexy, their art-stylized, idealized painted photographs-synthesizes tropes drawn from celebrity and mainstream gay culture with timeless themes of religion, mythology, and beauty. The volume is also available in a limited art edition of 200 copies presented in a luxury clamshell with a signed, original work of art created by the artists expressly for the art edition.
Photographer Pierre Commoy and painter Gilles Blanchard met in 1976, sparking an artistic partnership that has spanned four decades. Their work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the globe, and has also appeared on numerous magazine, newspaper, and album covers. The artists received Paris s Grand Prix de Photographie in 1993 and the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres medal in 2012. Eric Troncy is an art critic and exhibition curator. He cofounded the contemporary art magazine Documents sur l Art (1992 2000) and Frog Magazine, and is codirector of the contemporary art center Le Consortium in Dijon, France."