Outdoor Sculptures - Le Bristol - Paris, 2016

Iván Argote brings 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 the Pont Alexandre III.
The artist installs sculptures of these powerful felines in the garden, all specially designed for the occasion and fabricated from reconstituted white stone mounted on multicoloured pedestals, gilded with copper leafs.
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.

Roarrr, curated by Florence Parot,
on view from October 19 to November 20, 2016