exhibition’s book (in french)
Texts: Laurent Bayle, Maxime Boidy, Marie-Pauline Martin, François Piron, Anca Vasiliu
Éditions de la Philharmonie, co-published with Éditions Xavier Barral
Hardcover, 13.5 x 19 cm - 368 pages
Around 200 photographs
Retail price: €37
Multidisciplinary artists whose work as a duo spans their entire careers, Pierre & Gilles combine photography and painting in their own unique process. The catalogue for the Pierre & Gilles exhibition, Factory of Idols, is an artist’s book with the look of a prayer book. It recreates the duo’s musical imaginary through a compilation of their unpublished works—playing on the ambivalence of artistic and religious iconography. Juxtaposed with the eighty works pictured, photographs of their studio reveal the secrets of their factory of ‘music idols’. Alongside the images, texts consider the place of the portrait in the representation of stars and the creation of the myth of a popular icon.