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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's first solo show, London

Apr 1, 2009

‘Paradise Row’ in London will host a series of paintings unlike any other. Conjured from the active imagination of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac the paintings ironically mix seminal works of art with symbols from pop culture. The exhibition is called ‘The Triumph of the Sign’ and will run from April 3 until May 2.

Ingres' painting, altered by Jean-Charles Castelbajac and given the title "Topkapital 2008"

From Bronzino to Manet, the designer commissioned Chinese painters to reproduce a series of classic paintings from throughout the world and asked other painters to paint large logos from pop culture on top.

"Monalisation 2008", see it from April 3 2009 at the Paradise Row gallery

The Grand Odalisque (Ingres, 1814) finds itself behind a Gucci-branded Mashrabiyan lattice and La Gioconda (the Mona Lisa) by Leonardo de Vinci is branded with a large logo of the petrol giant Total – a scathing work titled “Monalisation 2008”.

By Jonathan Fulwell (Source: Sarah Ahssen)

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