© Raphaël Année
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.
The Happiness Brewery is an art project by french blog Happiness is a Beginning. What they do is sharing emotions that people send them by email and print them on labels, finding place on different sized bottles. Currently they are working hard to make those objects produced for people who are interested in having their personal potions and they’ll set a price for it soon. At the end of the day though, it’s a ‘love share’ project which might lead to a book or an exhibition in Paris. They select stories for their emotional potential, trying not to be redundant and keeping the original energy behind this idea. The bottles are empty, up to you to put a perfume, an alcohol or anything you want to put in.