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For their first exhibition at Galerie Daniel Templon, duo Pierre et Gilles are unveiling a series of previously unseen works on the theme of the hero. The exhibition features a gallery of portraits, with subjects ranging from heroic figures of ancient mythology such as Achilles and Prometheus to superheroes of popular culture and fiction. We also encounter a number of contemporary heroes, such as a young rebel from the Arab Spring and a happy couple, sporting the artists’ features, celebrating a same-sex marriage. Internationally renowned artists Pierre et Gilles have been producing works together since 1976, creating a world where painting and photography meet. Their art is peopled by their friends and family, anonymous and famous (including Zahia Dehar, Arielle Dombasle, Isabelle Huppert, and Marc Jacobs), who appear in sophisticated life-size sets the artists build in their studio. Working from this initial stage, they meticulously apply paint to the photograph once printed on canvas, whose original frame is designed as an extension of the work. A catalog will be published to accompany the "Héros" exhibition. It will be available at the gallery and in bookshops.

Achille (model: Staiv Gentis), 2011
Achille (model: Staiv Gentis), 2011 (free)
Oreste (model: Staiv Gentis), 2013
Oreste (model: Staiv Gentis), 2013 (free)
Le Mariage Pour Tous (models: Pierre et Gilles), 2013
Le Mariage Pour Tous (models: Pierre et Gilles), 2013 (free)
Octobre (model: Thomas Tabti), 2011
Octobre (model: Thomas Tabti), 2011 (free)
Le Printemps Arabe (model: Tahar Bouali), 2011
Le Printemps Arabe (model: Tahar Bouali), 2011 (free)
Johnny Guitar (model: Matthieu Charneau),
Johnny Guitar (model: Matthieu Charneau), (free)
Deuxième Sous-sol (model: Ahmed Zerari), 2012
Deuxième Sous-sol (model: Ahmed Zerari), 2012 (free)
Narcisse (model: Matthieu Charneau), 2012
Narcisse (model: Matthieu Charneau), 2012 (free)