Built as a municipal bathhouse in the late 19th century, Les Bains-Douches would eventually become one of the hottest night clubs in Paris known simply as Les Bains, a destination for the likes of Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Johnny Depp and even Andy Warhol. Due to some faulty construction in 2010 the building was declared a safety hazard and is now slated for complete renovation in just a few days to pave way for La Société des Bains, a new space that will open in 2014. In the meantime, owner Jean-Pierre Marois turned over the building to 50 street artists commissioned by Magda Danysz Gallery who have been working since January to turn the decaying building into an endless canvas of artwork.
While the entire space will unfortunately remain closed to the public, photographers Stephane Bisseuil and Jérôme Coton were allowed in to shoot many of the artworks in progress. Above is just a small selection, head over to Les Bains “One Day One Artist” page to see much more.
Toys can tell a whole story about the child’s background and family, and even the professions of the parents. In his photo series “Toy stories”, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled around the globe for 18 months and photographed children with their toys.
Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi
Jaqueline – Manila, Philippines
Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya
Li Yi Chen – Shenyang, China
Enea – Boulder, Colorado
Allenah – El Nido, Philippines
Lucas – Sydney, Australia
Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine
“Hands s a project developed in 2013 by Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia. All of them works in the field of visual arts and loves the way actual and past politicians are doing their job.”