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EXHIBITION: JEAN PROUVÉ, L’ÂME DU MÉTAL – CHÂTEAU LA COSTE

From November 25th, 2018 to March 5th, 2019, Château La Coste will be presenting the exhibition Jean Prouvé, l’âme du métal, featuring furniture and architectural elements by Jean Prouvé from Laurence and Patrick Seguin’s private collection.

Since the opening of their gallery in 1989, Laurence and Patrick Seguin have carried out promotional work aimed at rediscovering the oeuvre of Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), firstly through his furniture designs, then later through exhibiting particular examples of his architecture such as the prefabricated houses (6×6 and 6×9 Demountable houses, Ferembal house, Métropole house, Les Jours Meilleurs house, Bouqueval School, Villejuif Temporary School). During these thirty years, a large number of exhibitions in international galleries, museums and institutions together with the regular publication of books by the gallery have allowed Galerie Patrick Seguin to reveal the exceptional nature of Jean Prouvé’s creations. Recognized today as one of the central figures in the history of 20th century architecture and design, his work is included in many of the largest museums of the world and the most prestigious private collections.

Parallel to this work, Laurence and Patrick Seguin have built a unique collection of furniture and architecture by Jean Prouvé. Sixty of these pieces will be presented at Château La Coste in the exhibition pavilion designed by Renzo Piano. Furniture and architectural elements from the collection are for the most part prototypes, unique pieces, or extremely rare, notably : a Centrale table, Antony (1954), a table from Africa (1952), a Granipoli table (1939), a Présidence desk (1955), a lighted ramp from Le Mans (1954) and a swing-jib lamp from
Africa (1952), as well as various types of facades such as a porthole panel from the Casino de Royan (1951), a panel from the Fédération du Bâtiment (1949), and a sliding door from the Pavillon du Centenaire de l’Aluminum (1954). Laurence and Patrick Seguin will also lend a mobile by Alexander Calder and a gouache by Fernand Léger, both pieces offered by the respective artists to their friend, Jean Prouvé. A Richard Prince piece created from a Jean Prouvé original Antony Table will also be displayed.

There are numerous chairs in the exhibition (the different versions of the Standard chair from 1934 to 1953, the Antony chair (1955), the Cité chair (1932), the Visiteur Colonial armchair (1952), …), which sum up perfectly Jean Prouvé’s understanding and innovation in construction. The chair is certainly the element of furniture that presents the most constraints for its designer. It must meet both the imperatives of strength and ergonomics while preserving its aesthetic qualities, which are made possible by an imperceptible technical
execution that serves the strength of its materials. This principal applies to the ensemble of Jean Prouvé’s creations and is equally as relevant to his work in architecture.

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Studio Prouvé – Monday 5 November, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm

In collaboration with the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, the Galerie Patrick Seguin will present STUDIO PROUVÉ, a public conference on architecture that will be live streamed from Jean Prouvé’s “nomadic” school, exceptionally assembled at Place de la Concorde.

On the occasion of the FIAC and its Hors Les Murs program, STUDIO PROUVÉ gives the floor to an emerging generation of architects, engineers and critics in order to consider the relationship between space and design techniques, processes of fabrication, structures and methods of implementation.

Public conferences will be live-streamed on pavillon-arsenal.com

NUMERO – L’ARTISTE DU MOIS WILL BOONE

De John F. Kennedy au logo de Chevrolet, ce jeune artiste, d’origine texane, puise nombre de ses sources d’inspiration dans les symboles de la culture populaire américaine. Plus récemment, son travail s’est orienté sur le thème des masques, comme pour mieux retrouver le sujet essentiel de l’identité que questionne son oeuvre…. Propos recueillis par Nicolas Trembley read the article online

AD – Patrick Seguin on Prouvé, Royère, and Collecting Friends

Patrick Seguin, the charismatic French gallery owner, is somewhat of an anomaly in the world of art and design: neither fish nor fowl; someone who defies categorization and surprises at every turn. Known to some as a dealer in French architects and to others as a contemporary art collector, Seguin is, to put it simply, excited about a lot of things and wants to share them all with as many people as possible. As various projects of his take shape across the globe this autumn, AD PRO caught up with the multi-hyphenate dealer in his 17th-century Parisian home to talk collecting, the genius of Jean Prouvé, and why friends are important…

Jean Prouvé – Pierre Jeanneret – Jean Royère – Le Corbusier

For the thirteenth edition of DesignMiami/ Basel , Galerie Patrick Seguin will present a selection of remarkable pieces of furniture by Jean Prouvé , Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Royère , as well as elements of architecture by Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier .
A beautiful Jean Prouvé table created for the Solvay factory in 1942 will be on display at the gallery’s booth.
The gallery will also exhibit a rare pair of low chairs, called the “Armless Easy Chairs”, and a sofa by Pierre Jeanneret from the famous city of Chandigarh, India.
A distinguished showcasing of Jean Royere’s works of furniture and light fixtures arranged on their own will illuminate a separate corner of the booth.

Among the elements of architecture, the gallery will present the exceptional sliding door from the Pavillon du Centenaire de l’Aluminium. Already well-known for his work in prefabrication, Jean Prouvé was called to design a building that would accentuate aluminum’s rich and innovative qualities at a time when it was still a relatively unknown material. To fulfill the commission, Prouvé created a structure that was astonishingly light for its immense size. Composed of glass and aluminum, the Pavillon was assembled on the banks of the river Seine in Paris in 1954 and then was reinstalled in the northern city of Lille in 1956, where it would stay until 1998.
The gallery will also participate in Design at Large with a harmony of different facade panels by Jean Prouvé spanning multiple decades, selected in organization with curator François Halard’s vision of calling to mind the questions pertaining to the relationship between design and time.

CHÂTEAU LA COSTE – PROUVÉ / ROGERS

From Sunday June 3 rd, Patrick McKillen and Patrick Seguin are happy to present at Château La Coste a special installation.

In 2015, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners adapted a Jean Prouvé 6×6 Demountable House, 1944, designed for the victims of World War II in the Lorraine region. While preserving the integrity of the original structure, Richard Rogers and his team have added electricity, hot water, kitchen and bathroom. These new elements are flexible and demountable, in keeping with the spirit of Prouvé’s ideas. This project gives new life to the Prouvé demountable house in rendering it completely autonomous and creating an archetype of the ideal nomadic home.

Jean Prouvé is widely recognised as one of the defining architects and designers of the 20th century, but for Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers he played a pivotal role in their careers. As president of the jury of the Centre Pompidou project, Prouvé was instrumental in giving Piano and Rogers their first major project, a project which has become an icon of architecture worldwide.

At Château La Coste, there is an opportunity to visit the Rogers – Prouvé house exhibited inside the pavillion designed by Renzo Piano.

GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN LONDON – CARTE BLANCHE TO IVOR BRAKA

Galerie Patrick Seguin is pleased to announce its first “Carte Blanche” at its London gallery.
In homage to the city of London, the gallery has decided to present works by prominent British artists Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud that stand apart from any contemporary art movements.
In an era principally championing abstraction, each of these artists shared a passionate commitment to scrutinising life and to showing the essence of what they saw.
The different paintings, selected with Ivor Braka, highlight the emphasis on the possibilities of what paint can do to approximate reality and a belief in the power of oil paint shared by all three artists at a time when conceptual art was to the fore.

QUIZ TO WIN – JEAN PROUVÉ DOUBLE VOLUME

Galerie Patrick Seguin is hosting a competition to win a copy of the 2017 edition of the boxed set double volume publication on Jean Prouvé.
The competition takes place on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 6 pm in Paris, France (UTC+1) and comprises multiple questions about Jean Prouvé.

Only answers sent via direct message will be considered.
Anyone on Instagram can enter and the competition is free. Employees of Galerie Patrick Seguin are prohibited from participating in the competition.
Galerie Patrick Seguin will determine the winner based on the following qualifications:
Accuracy and timing – the quiz will be open for 24 hours, only considering the first correct message received. Only one answer per person will be accepted.
There will be one winner. If no answer is completely accurate, the Galerie Patrick Seguin reserves the right to choose the first answer with the most accurate response received within 24 hours.
The winner will be announced the following Monday, February 5th, 2018, at 6 pm in Paris, France (UTC+1) with a comment by Galerie Patrick Seguin (@galeriepatrickseguin) on their Instagram post announcing the competition dating Sunday, February 4th and via direct message on Instagram from Galerie Patrick Seguin (@galeriepatrickseguin).
The winner will have one week (until Monday, February 12th, 2018) to respond via direct message on Instagram to the Galerie Patrick Seguin (@galeriepatrickseguin) with the correct name and address to which the publication will be sent via post.
This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media used throughout the contest.

Launch of the new édition of our publication on Jean Prouvé

Galerie Patrick Seguin is pleased to celebrate its new publication entirely devoted to Jean Prouvé’s work with a book launch on Tuesday, December 19th from 6 to 8 pm at the Trading Museum Comme des Garçons.

54, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris

Jean Prouvé is recognized as one of the twentieth century’s pioneers in innovative production of furniture and architecture.

This new 764-page publication that is both didactic and thorough presents his body of work in detail,
featuring both his furniture and his architecture. The two volumes comprise texts, interviews and historical information illustrated with contemporary images, previously unseen plans and numerous archival photographs.

The publication presents an overall view of the constructor and his avant-garde and humanist spirit.