Who are Pierre and Gilles and what do they do?
Biography Pierre et Gillesare two French artists who collaborate on hand-painted photographs. Pierre Commoy, born 1950 in La Roche-sur-Yon, France is the man behind the lens and his romantic partner, Gilles Blanchard, born 1953 in Le Havre, France adds his unique aesthetic adornments that frame each shot.
When did Pierre and Gilles do Vive la France?
In 2012, Pierre et Gilles exhibited a work entitled Vive la France in several art galleries across Europe. It depicts three naked French footballers with their genitals fully revealed: the first black, the second Arab/Muslim and the third white, to represent the multi-ethnic composition of modern French society.
How old is Gilles Blanchard and Pierre Commoy?
Pierre Commoy, born 1950 in La Roche-sur-Yon, France is the man behind the lens and his romantic partner, Gilles Blanchard, born 1953 in Le Havre, France adds his unique aesthetic adornments that frame each shot.
When did Pierre and Gilles start making music?
In 1984, Pierre et Gilles worked extensively for musical artists like Mikado (for whom they directed their first video), Sandii, Etienne Daho, Sheila and Krootchey. In 1987, Pierre et Gilles again travelled to India, and started working on religious and mythological themes.
When was the first exhibition of Pierre and Gilles?
Pierre et Gilles’ first retrospective exhibition was in 1996, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. In 1997 Pierre et Gilles notably participated in Mike Aho’s documentary on them titled “Pierre and Gilles, Love Stories”. In 2000, Pierre et Gilles had a major retrospective at the New Museum in New York.
Where did Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard live?
Pierre Commoy, the photographer, was born in 1950 in La Roche-sur-Yon. Gilles Blanchard, the painter, was born in 1953 in Le Havre. In the early 1970s, Blanchard took a degree at the École des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre, while Commoy studied photography in Geneva.