New Street Art Book: in bookshops from October 12th
ELLA & PITR “Comme des fourmis” éditions Alternatives
The first monograph ever published of the very famous French street artist duo from Saint Etienne ELLA & PITR. These artists are internationally renown for their gigantic and magnificent frescoes.
Since 2007, ELLA & PITR have shared their life and their artistic career together. After an unexpected and unpredictable meeting in a street of their native city, they have rarely been apart ! Here combines a beautiful love story and amazing artistic adventure. Since then they have painted walls, floors, and roofs all over the world displaying characters out of the ordinary such as colossi asleep, big birds with heavy wings, ogres, facetious old men, Icarus fallen on the floor, women with beards, stones bearers … Such an unusual gallery that is also found in their serigraphs, anamorphoses, and on billboards that the artist couple love to create on.
If in their artwork a comical theme is present , humor and poetry are strongly represented. This unique and extremely special artistic universe has touched those from all walks of life as you will discover in the texts written throughout this book.
Many of the different contributors to this book emphasized their sentiments felt through ELLA & PITR artworks. Some are specialists in street art like Sophie Pujas (author of several books on urban art who also signs the introduction of this book), others are simple aficionados like the French actors Rufus or Denis Lavant, the famous director Joel Pommerat (Molière Award for Best Show in a Public Theatre) , the famous choreographer Maguy Marin and the urbanist Alexander Chemetov, Babouillec, Yoann Bourgeois, Pierre Guichard, Gilles Hittinger-Roux, Denis Lavant, Franck Le Feuvre, Pierre Meunier, François Rancillac, Martyn Reed, Thomas Schlesser, Jordan Seiler … expressed how much the work of ELLA & PITR speaks to each of us leaving a warmth in our memories and hearts.
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All Pictures by courtesy of ELLA & PITR