Les Bains Reborn as an Ephemeral Street Art Gallery

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Julien Malland (aka Seth), photo by Jérôme Coton

Before demolishing Les Bains-Douches on April 30, owner Jean-Pierre Marois decided to give the building one last hoorah with an ephemeral art exhibition curated by gallerist Magda Danysz that will soon be destroyed along with the legendary structure. Les Bains was originally built as a bath house in the 19th-century Paris and was later re-opened as a night club frequented by celebrities and famous creatives like Mick Jagger, Kate Moss and Andy Warhol. The establishment was declared a safety hazard and closed in 2010. Before demolishing the building in order to build anew, owner Jean-Pierre Morois invited Magda Danysz to curate an artist residency featuring 50 international artists including the likes of Vhils, Sten Lex, Space Invader, Seth, Futura and more. Les Bains is not open to the public, however — a catalogue of the ephemeral exhibition will instead be published through Magda Danysz Gallery. Take a look at some photos of the works at Les Bains-Douches below.

Vhils, photo by Stephanie Bisseuil

Sten Lex, photo by Stephanie Bisseuil

Sambre (work in progress), photo by Jérôme Coton

YZ, photo by Jérôme Coton

Lek and Sowat, photo by Jérôme Coton

Scratchpaper, photo by Jérôme Coton

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