21.11.2014 Galerie Mitterrand / Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature #art

Opening and dinner of the exhibition Rachel Feinstein

For her first solo exhibition in France, Rachel Feinstein presents at the Mitterrand gallery a sculpture representing a large rugged black carriage, Puritan’s Delight (2008), inspired by the Austrian royal tanks of the 19th century. This work of pure lines creates a dramatic climate that echoes the drawings of the angels of the Zurich and Manchester cemeteries (two of his drawings made in 2012). This fatal staging hosts an aqua-resin sculpture painted white entitled’The Hun Girl’.

Since the early 2000s, Rachel Feinstein has made a name for herself with her sculptures, but nevertheless leaves an important place to painting and drawing. This essential artist of the contemporary New York scene permanently uses the iconography of the European cultural arts of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, oscillating between the Baroque and Rococo styles.

To celebrate this Parisian Premiere, the gallery hosted a dinner at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, in the middle of its elegant taxidermies which will have served more than once as photocall to the beautiful people of passage, the imposing polar bear in the head. A worthy representative of the highest social circles of transatlantic creation, Rachel Feinstein welcomed a few BFF***** that evening, including Charlotte Rampling, Jarvis Cocker, John Currin and Marc Jacobs.

Photos: Virgile Guinard

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