Solo Show – Michel Bassompierre

From 30/09/2021 to 15/10/2021
Private view
Thursday 30 September 2021 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Exhibition location
5 avenue de Matignon - Paris 8e
Art show start time
6:30 PM

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We are pleased to invite you to the exceptional exhibition dedicated to the animal sculptor Michel Bassompierre, on the occasion of his 50 years of career.

Galerie Bartoux Paris will host from September 30th to October 15th the largest personal exhibition of Michel Bassompierre ever organized, nearly seventy creations will be displayed.

During the opening on Thursday 30 September, after a signing session of his first monograph published by Albin Michel and prefaced by Nicolas Hulot, the artist will perform during the evening.

– Presentation of a Health Pass or a negative PCR test is required –

On this occasion and in collaboration with Baccarat, you will discover the exclusive work “Royal Tiger” by Michel Bassompierre

With his singular style, Michel Bassompierre revisits the largest of wild felines for the prestigious Baccarat factory. With its pure and vigorous silhouette, the tiger comes to life, caressed by the light.

You will discover an exceptional piece to celebrate with splendor the year of the Tiger in 2022 (limited edition of 50 pieces)

Over the course of his 50-year career, Michel Bassompierre has infused the discipline with a resolutely contemporary style, recognisable at first glance. Seductive and endearing, his work has travelled the world, letting his bestiary of marble and bronze escape to the four corners of the globe. Captivated by drawing and modelling since childhood, he made thousands of sketches in circuses and zoos as well as in the heart of the National Museum of Natural History, in the Menagerie and in the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy.

He gets rid of the anecdotal to go for the essential: pure form, delicate curves, enveloping light that underlines the roundness of the masses.  With a perfectly mastered anatomy and drawing, a quiet strength emerges from his work. He has generated a powerful work, the result of a poetic approach to light that appeals to the viewer’s sensitivity. But it is also the tenderness, the respect and the humility of the sculptor that emerge in this work of a rare delicacy.  His artistic approach reflects his link to the wild world, for which he has a great fascination, far from any anthropomorphism.