by Thibault Choay
CLASSIC Paris presents “Boulevard Haussmann”, a collection of Christophe Brunnquell’s newspaper collages.
The artist created this in situ installation made of the very pages of his eponymous book to immerse the visitor in his obsessive practice.
Christophe Brunnquell is an artist extraordinaire born in 1969 living and working in Paris, with a great sense for staging and self-mockery. In his early years and for 15 years, he was AD for cult magazine Purple. Also an awarded resident of Villa Medici (year 2002-2003). He was named creative director of the Luxury section of Le Figaro from 2006 to 2018. And in 2007, he signed the art direction of the Venice Biennale French Pavillon that hosted Sophie Calle.
“Boulevard Haussmann” is a series of collages he made during his Figaro years. A selection of 200 works among thousands gathered in a voluntarily sober and enigmatic book. Embossed white hardcover reminiscent of an encyclopedic volume, no introduction nor text, only images all along 400 pages.
About CLASSIC Paris
CLASSIC Paris is a creative label founded in 2010 covering art book publishing, exhibition curating and marketing advisory. We have published more than twenty publications from zines, limited edition artists books and exhibition catalogs. We also curated a few art shows for galleries, institutions or private clients. Through our activities, we are bridging the various environments of todays culture. And a bookstore opened in 2016 in Paris allows us to offer a window to the artists, brads and events we feel close to.