Conceived by the artists on the occasion of their exhibition Le Grand Amour (The Great Love) by the fall 2004 at the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, this catalogue includes most of Pierre et Gilles’ works created from 2001 through 2004, with smiling portraits, these of children, of religious topics, or like their self-portrait as clowns, and also with darker visions, of slaves, of lost-around sailor, or like those inspired by The Black Dahlia.
Jean-Jacques Aillagon, by then French Minister of Culture, and Eric Troncy, art critic and curator, have written two very personal and relevant essays about Pierre et Gilles’ work and world, focusing on their latest works. The art critic Frédéric Blanc, as for him, especially focuses on the series Exil Intérieur, that shows a subtle turning point in the work of the artists.
Along its 120 colour pages, the reader will have the pleasure to discover that the wide field open by Le Grand Amour invites to an imaginative journey, a fantasy, a thought…

Bilingual French & English catalogue. Texts by Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Eric Troncy and Frédéric Blanc. Biography. Literature. List of personal and group exhibitions.

Published: September 2004.
Limited Edition of 3.000 copies.
120 pages.
61 full-page colour illustrations.
Size: 30,5 x 25,5 cm – 12 x 10 in.
ISBN: 2-912303-18-4.
Retail Price: 50 €.