We miss culture and we are looking for the slightest artistic wind at the moment :)
The entire Jeu de Paume team encourages you to take a stroll on the Champs Elysées to discover the gigantic sculptures of the famous cat by Philippe Geluck, a well-known and recognized designer :) Between the Place de la Concorde and the Théâtre Marigny, you will not be able not to that smile in front of each of these bronzes scultures. 20 tons of this material were necessary to create them, the statues can weigh up to 1200 kilos, the largest reaches almost three meters. Twenty sculptures exhibited until early June and if you are interested they are for sale ! But hurry up because 16 are already sold, only four left...
Philippe Geluck was famous as soon as he was born ! On 5/7/54 he made the front page of the Belgian newspapers because he was the first baby resulting from a painless delivery. From a designer father and a soprano mother, and with a graphic designer brother, Philippe Geluck began to draw in the toilets of a bar, and Bod De Groot, editor of a humorous newspaper, published his first drawings. His career began. In 1972, an important year for the designer, he participated in an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux Arts and was received at the National Institute of Performing Arts.
First personal Expo in June 1974.
After several years as an actor and presenter, he designed his first cat in 1980 to thank the guests at his wedding !
The cat was really born on Tuesday 03/22/1983 and it appears in the newspaper Le Soir, it then became the mascot of the daily.
Nothing is easier to go to the Champs Elysées from the Jeu de Paume hotel :) Take line 1 at Saint Paul and direct to Champs Elysées Clemenceau.