Maximillian Gallery is pleased to present works by Jean Faucheur. For the first time in Los Angeles, this major artist is one of the pioneers of urban art in France, precursor to street art in France and in the world.
Considered by cultural institutions and by artists as a key figure in the graffiti and urban arts, Jean Faucheur explores new prospective areas of expression that influence and drive hundreds and hundreds of emerging talents.
Graduate of the famous Parisian Art Décos school, Jean Faucheur is one of the most important artists of our generation and was one of the forerunners of French urban art in the early 80s. The technique that made him famous consisted of gluing large (3 m H by 4 m W) hand painted posters over commercial billboards throughout Paris. This initiative, known as 'Reclaiming The Streets', made such a strong impression on the scene that he was soon followed at the time by emerging artists like Claude Closky and Pierre Huyghe.
Following this success and upon art dealer Tony Shafrazi's invitation, Faucheur made his first New York exhibition in 1983 and encountered Keith Haring, Futura 2000 and Kenny Sharf. Following his time in New York, Faucheur returned to Paris, where he found himself supported by a new player in the urban art game, Agnès b. In the 90's Faucheur turned to sculpture, photography and public art and now as he settles in the
Oberkampf quarter, the new artistic Parisian rendez-vous, he meets numerous members of the new urban art wave on a daily basis and has become one of the first street art curators.
Maximillian Gallery presents
SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2011 - 6PM - 9PM
Exhibition: April 23 - May 26, 2011
Every Day, 1PM - 8PM, and by appointment (Closed Mondays)
About Maximillian Gallery
Maximillian Gallery at Sunset Marquis makes connections between those desiring meaningful, cutting edge art and emerging, contemporary artists and street artists. Maximillian Gallery provides sales and art licensing representation for talented fine artists, serving a wide array of creative intellectual property owners, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and illustrators, with new artists being added regularly. The gallery also features a collection of unique art gifts.