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.
© French Street Artist Dran
© Jon Han
“Last year while in Detroit, Revok took us to a long abandoned police station in the Highland Park section of Detroit. Wandering around,I came across a bunch of records left behind, scattered across the floors inside for several years. Below are a few arrest sheets I worked on.All of the arrests below happened between 90 ’95.”
Ron Louis, Charge: Failure To Appear for Arraignment On Loitering – Making it rain, washed into the system, grab hold, get fucked or stuck on repeat.
Steven Whitfield, Charge: Disorderly Person
Anton Miller (above) got picked up for a warrant back in 1992.
Source s © jerseyjoeart
Ad+ project by Chilean Artist Oscar Ramos