In April 2021, the City of Paris inaugurates the temporary installation of twenty monumental bronze sculptures of the famous “Cat” by Philippe Geluck on the Champs Élysées. In this year 2021, under the sign of the Comic Strip, the famous tomcat takes up residence on the most beautiful avenue in the world until June, before undertaking a grand tour of France including Bordeaux, Caen, Mulhouse, Marseille, then in Luxembourg and Brussels for the inauguration of the Le Chat and cartoon drawing museum in 2023.
Don’t miss this fun event that will be reminiscent of the Botero sculptures on the Champs in the early 1990s. If you haven’t yet discovered this fat ironic cat it is time you did. He’s the central character in more than 20 cartoon book volumes and has some pretty funny observations on the quirks of life. You don’t even need to like cats to enjoy his wry humor.
You can learn all about how the sculptures were made by visiting the Huberty & Breyne gallery for a behind-the-scenes immersion. From April 9 to May 9, 2020. The gallery will also show (and sell I imagine) small bronze versions on the Champs-Élysées sculptures. Now there’s an unusual souvenir of Paris!
The gallery also presents the original drawings published in the book “Le Chat déambule” published by Casterman this year, as well as large canvases and multiple works in tribute to the great names in art history.
HUBERTY & BREYNE GALLERY 36, AVENUE MATIGNON – 75008 PARIS
Ouvert du Lundi au samedi de 11h à 19h
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