Exhibition "Hermès A Tire d'Aile, les mondes de Leïla Menchari", Grand Palais, Paris

from 8 november to 3 december 2017

One of my sculptures was presented at the occasion of the exhibition”Hermès à Tire d’Aile – Les mondes de Leïla Menchari” where we can discover Leïla Menchari’s worlds realised for Hermès vitrines between 1978 and 2013.

In 1980, Leïla Menchari discovered my work during an exhibition. She then thought up a dream of beaches and of evasions, for her window dressings, and she suggested that I create a sculpture for one of them. The magic of white marble in a surreal interpretation was the point of union of our imaginaries. It was in 1981, in Carrara, that I created this dynamic and voluptuous wave, bearing the launching of the first Eau de Cologne by Hermès. I wish to thank Leïla Menchari for having trusted me in that creative adventure, and for choosing to exhibit this work in her selection for the Grand Palais.”