Gainsb’art – with the participation of Lord Anthony Cahn
As we know, the late Serge Gainsbourg devoted an exclusive cult to the goddess of painting before hanging up the brushes and becoming the genius of the French song which, more than thirty years after its disappearance, continues to enchant the younger generations. Today, it is the artists who pay tribute to him. Painters, sculptors, visual artists, designers and urban art actors, they are 24 to draw a portrait on the walls of Yoxeone Art Gallery, both a luxury boutique and creative venue opened by Sélim Gouaned, rue de la Sourdière, in the heart of Paris, in the spirit of Andy Warhol’s Factory.
This adventure – because it is! – was initiated by Roberto Battistini, the photographer who, in the autumn of 1985, made roundabout portraits of the singer, including the one, who remained in the collective memory, of Gainsbourg in Dalí, with wide-eyed eyes and moustaches raised in the sky. The others – Gainsbourg gitane with the beak or wearing a beret.. -, are no less emblematic. It is from these portraits that Battistini asked confirmed artists to inscribe their own universe and look on the dandy of pop. Under the title Gainsb’Art, the project has grown as international creators from all generations, countries and universes have joined it.