Pierre et Gilles collectibles

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2015-06-26 10:44:19

Pierre et Gilles collectibles are works of art by French photographer Pierre Commoy and French artist Gilles Blanchard. The two, who are also romantically linked, are famed for their highly stylised, often erotic, depictions of celebrities, which combine photographic and painting elements and feature considerable post-editing.

The works often include unusual costumes and settings.

History

Pierre Commoy (born 1950) and Gilles Blanchard (born 1953) met in 1976, began living together shortly afterwards and produced their first pieces as a duo in 1977.

They came to prominence for their depictions of Andy Warhol, Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger in French magazine Façade.

They are best known for their photographs of musicians, including Kylie Minogue and Madonna.

How much are Pierre et Gilles works worth?

Limted edition prints can sell for less than $2,000. Original and unique pieces have been known to achieve six figures in US dollars.

Notable sales of Pierre et Gilles collectibles

  • Le petit jardinier sold for $223,780 at a Christie’s Paris auction in May 2011.

  • Saint Rose de Lima, achieved $35,000 at Phillips de Pury auction in November 2005.

  • Saint Sebastian, Bouabdallah, produced in 1987, sold for $66,000 at Sotheby’s New York in November 2004.

  • Blonde Venus (Julie Delpy), produced in 1992, achieved $48,000 at Sotheby’s New York in May 2003.

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