Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cheap Art: Madame Moustache

("Memories are like old mustard: if it doesn't sting anymore, it's obsolete." By Madame Moustache)

Madame Moustache is a Parisienne street artist whose work has popped up on walls all over the city, mostly in the hip neighborhoods of the 11th, 18th and 20th arrondissements. Madame Moustache creates her detailed and busy collages from objects, images and words culled from magazines from the '60s and '70s and whips them into cool, interesting and (most of all) funny works of art that give a wink to our notions of gender, power and relationships. 

(Pasting up the above collage. Photo via Madame Moustache)

("And if I turn into a chicken, will you deign to be my cock?" via Le BonBon)

The petite, hand-crafted original collages of what would later be enlarged and pasted onto the walls of Paris buildings are on display now at Rue de Beauce, an unusual art space that's actually the apartment of the "gallery" owner. It's a unique opportunity to see the collages in their original, colorful state and to see every intricate detail, and in an intimate space. The expo's up through the end of the month, but only available for viewing by rendez-vous agreed by sending Angela or Michele an email at ruedebeauce (at) gmail (dot) com.

(I really love this collage. By Madame Moustache)

(By Madame Moustache)

Madame Moustache
Through Friday, 31 May by appointment only
Galerie Rue De Beauce
3 Rue de Beauce, 75003 Paris
Métro: M3 to Temple, M8 to Filles du Calvaire

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