Art at Le Bristol Paris
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.