By My B., Cécile D. Photos by My B. Published on June 14, 2022 at 5:11 p.m.
Richard Orlinski unveils new works in the streets of Paris: from the Concorde to the Madeleine via the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, we meet very strange monumental animals… A beautiful outdoor exhibition which we can enjoy on June 9 to July 9, 2022.
You are not dreaming, it is indeed giant bears and gorillas that you have just come across on your way, in the heart of Paris… The Faubourg Saint Honoré district is invaded by sculpture by Richard Orlinski, one of the most influential contemporary artists of the moment. From June 9 to July 9, 2022, the center of Paris is transformed into an open-air zoo. Watch out for predators…
The sculptor installs three of his creations in different streets of the 8th district, on the Place de la Concordeon the place of the Madeleineand Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré within the Cours Vendôme. This exhibition, installed on the initiative of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré Committee, brings an unexpected touch and color to these historic districts.
We can therefore admire a bear And two gorillas majestic and imposing. These animals with bright colors seem to be carved in precious stones, or modeled from paper, like an origami. The style ofOrlinsky is recognizable among all, and has become its trademark. It must be said that the artist manages to give a strength and emotions striking to these sculptures, which impose respect and leave no passer-by indifferent.
Moreover, you will surely recognize these magnificent animals, if you walk regularly in this corner of Paris: from December 2021 to February 2022, the artist had exhibited several of his monumental sculptures on the Champs-Elysées and Avenue Georges V !
In this new open-air route, we can therefore admire three spectacular works, which can climb up to five meters tall, and weigh up to 500kg ! Beautiful achievements to admire under the Parisian sun, free ! Don’t miss this beautiful outdoor exhibition.