A few shots of the stunning exhibition at the Pope’s Palace, in Avignon.

 

The artists work spanning several decades (from 1966) is on display, some original works, and many photos, being father of street art and his work is mainly displayed out there.. Ernest Pignon-Ernest shines light on suffering and misery, from prison inmates during WWII to illegal immigrant being exploited, to persecuted political activists, he conveys the blackness and unfairness of it all. Not a joyous exhibition, but definitely a moving one, and one not to miss..

I am including the explicative notes (after each piece), as they are essential to understand the message and the context of every piece.

 

 

Grenoble, 1976

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

 

 

 

Linceul, Prison St Paul, Lyon 2012

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

 

 

 

La Commune, Paris, 1971

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

 

 

 

Sur l’avortement, Paris, 1975

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

 

 

 

David et Goliath (s’apres le Caravage) réunissant les têtes tranchées de Caravane et Passolini, Naples, 1990

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

 

 

Soupirail, Naples, 1988

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Ecce Homo Ernest Pignon-Ernest

 

 

Epidemie, Naples, 1990

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Les expulsés, Paris, 1979

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Donna con lenzuolo, Naples, 1990

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Derriere la vitre, Paris, Lyon,  1996, 1997

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Arthur Rimbaud, 1978

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Jean Genet, Brest 2006

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Se Torno (si je reviens) Passolini assassiné

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Neruda, Santiago, 1981

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See previous temporary exhibitions at the Palais des Papes here