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Urban Art Fair: Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées gives carte blanche to Seth

After drawing, it's time for street art to be celebrated at the Carreau du Temple... and to spill over onto the Champs-Élysées !

Written by Time Out. In Partnership with Galeries Lafayette Champs Elysées

For nearly a decade now, the event has been dressing Paris up in spring colors. From April 25 to 28, the Urban Art Fair will once again nestle in the Carreau du Temple to present the work of around a 100 emblematic artists of the street art movement, both French and international (Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Miss. Tic, Invader...). Not one to be confined within four walls, the fair will expand to various districts of the capital, from the MUR d'Oberkampf to the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées. Let's take you there.

Urban Art Fair takes over the Champs-Elysées

As every year, some of the best urban artists will escape from the Carreau to exhibit in various Parisian locations. Last year, alongside the fair, the muralist Astro, known for his colorful trompe-l'oeil, took over the Atrium of the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées. In 2024, the department store on the mythical avenue, a partner of the event, is offering an unprecedented carte blanche to one of the headliners of this edition: the painter and globetrotting graffiti artist Seth.

Last December, you may have had the chance to come across his latest sculpture, standing proudly on the Place du Louvre, alongside his photo exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre. If you missed it, “Jusqu'au ciel” – which depicts a young boy perched on cubes, his head in a cloud 4 meters high – will be exhibited from 16 to 29 April at the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées, alongside two other new installations. From the entrance tunnel to the stairs, transformed by a disturbing anamorphic work, the department store becomes a gateway to another world...

Constantly traveling across the world to bring his young characters to life in a multitude of environments, you’ve probably already come across a work by Seth in the streets of Paris. Our favorite can be found in the 13th arrondissement, straddling two buildings on the rue Jeanne-d'Arc. And if you're more of a right bank person, you'll find his touch at the Belleville belvedere.

Where? Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées, 60 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris 8e.
When? From 16 to 29 April 2024.
How much? Free admission.

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