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Several times a year, internationally renowned artists are invited to exhibit their works in Le Bristol's garden and bar. Shielded from the bustle of the city, these stylish spaces offer an original setting to showcase sculpture, installations and video art. This year, Le Bristol Paris will collaborate with FIAC, inviting Colombian artist Iván Argote to install a series of original sculptures in our garden and screen his videos in Le Bar du Bristol. The artist will bring his personal take on the lion, a major icon of Paris's monumental statuary, drawing inspiration from figures found at the Place de la


République, Place Denfert-Rochereau, the Tuileries gardens and Pont Alexandre III.  From October 19th, to November 20th, 2016 the artist will exhibit his sculptures of powerful felines in our garden, all specially designed for the occasion and fabricated from reconstituted white stone mounted on multicolored pedestals in oxidized copper, some gilded with gold leaf. Le Bar du Bristol will simultaneously showcase Argote's video piece Blind Kittens, an animation featuring three imperial lion statues from different periods and regions.



The Artist

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1983, Iván Argote settled in Paris in 2006. His work explores human behavior, how peoplerelateto their environment, and our inextricable links to history, tradition, art, politics and power. Argote creates public installations including video, photographs and sculpture. Public monuments and statuary are recurring themes in his work, which questions the mechanisms of power and authority. Argote explores the city as a place of transformation and virtuality.

Art at Le Bristol Paris continues in partnership with FIAC

FIAC, a major international art fair now in its 43rd year, is held under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais, bringing together modern and contemporary art, emerging artists, designers and the most prestigious galleries in the world representing thousands of artists.

Practical Information :

From October 19th, to November 20th, 2016
Exhibited exclusively at Le Bristol Paris in Le Jardin Français and Le Bar du Bristol

Le Bristol Paris
112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris
Tel: 01 53 43 43 40

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