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Titre de l'exposition Les Fragiles Colosses
"Le Dos Argenté n°7", oeuvre monunementale du sculpteur animalier Michel BASSOMPIERRE
From May 1 to August 31, the National Museum of Natural History welcomes five monumental works by animal sculptor Michel BASSOMPIERRE in the Jardin des Plantes.
Bears and gorillas on display are the iconic giants of endangered species. Their habitats, forests and ice floes, are being damaged by the pressure of climate change and humans. With the extinction of these fragile colossi, the thousands of plant and animal species in their ecosystems are also in danger.
The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the beauty, diversity and fragility of the living world, under the scientific aegis of primatologist Sabrina KRIEF, professor at the Museum.

Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., free access. Prairie de l'Amphithéâtre Verniquet, 47 or 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
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"Le Dos Argenté n°7" oeuvre monumentale du sculpteur animalier Michel BASSOMPIERRE

Meeting around the exhibition

“When I look at Michel's works, it provokes this first step towards respect, an essential step, which is
wonder ”. Nicolas HULOT, in an interview
led by journalist Wendy BOUCHARD, returns with the
primatologist Sabrina KRIEF on the importance of recreating the link between art and nature.

Watch a video here.

Personal exhibition at Galerie BARTOUX

In September, the BARTOUX Galleries will host a personal exhibition by Michel BASSOMPIERRE.

5 avenue Matignon 75008 Paris

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1st BASSOMPIERRE monograph published by Editions Albin Michel

After 50 years of career, the work of Michel BASSOMPIERRE is finally revealed to the general public with a monograph, prefaced by Nicolas HULOT.
Available from May 5 in all bookstores.

Monographie du sculpteur animalier Michel BASSOMPIERRE


Born in 1948, Michel BASSOMPIERRE is one of the most important artists in the field of contemporary animal sculpture. He has distinguished himself in animal sculpture since the end of the seventies. Having received numerous prizes and awards which underline the singularity of his work, he has taken up this discipline by infusing it with a resolutely contemporary outlook. With a perfectly mastered anatomy and drawing, his work shows an animality that is no longer hostile but peaceful and benevolent. He gets rid of the anecdote to get to the point: a pure form, delicate curves, an enveloping light that underlines the roundness of the masses from which tenderness and poetry emanate. Bears, gorillas or Asian bronze or marble elephants seem, in complete peace of mind, to give us privileged access to the privacy of their lives.

Seductive and endearing, her work has traveled the world, letting her bestiary of marble and bronze escape to the four corners of the globe.

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"Les Saumons n°1", oeuvre monumentale du sculpteur animalier Michel BASSOMPIERRE
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