On April 30th the works of 50 of the world’s leading street artists will be destroyed in the renovation of Les Bains-Douches marking the end the of ephemeral artists’ residency.
Les Bains-Douches is a legend in the nightlife of Paris. Until 2010, it was one of the most important nightclubs in the city. But when the building was declared a safety hazard, Jean–Pierre Marois formed La Societé des Bains in 2011 to safe the building. The plan worked and in 2014 a new venue will open. This meant that the building would be closed and unused for at least 3 years.
In order to “breathe some fresh life” into the building in the meantime, Marois and Magda Danysz, owner of the Galerie Magda Danysz, decided to create an artist residency for 50 of the world’s top street artists, titled One Day One Artist.
Unfortunatly, this heaven of street art has been closed to the public, due to the buildings bad state. In order to document the project, two photographers Stephane Bisseuil and Jérôme Coton, have been in charge of capturing the process and the final outcome of some of the pieces created in the course of these 4 months.
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