Working as a photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, and advertising film director since the 1960s, Jean-Paul Goude has had a rich and storied career. From the New York of Andy Warhol and mixed cultures, to famous model and singer Grace Jones, his muse of the 70s-80s, from the spectacular Bicentennial Parade in Paris in 1989 to ads for Kodak and Chanel, Goude has been one of the greatest contemporary imaginations and seminal taste makers for over four decades.
Les Arts Decoratifs is presenting the first exhibition in Paris, dedicated to Jean-Paul Goude’s work. For this extraordinary event, Goude is proposing a retrospective and creative vision of his oeuvre encompassing all fields of artistic expression, from fashion and photography to advertising and performing arts. His entire forty-year career will be retraced, featuring his drawings, objects, music, photographs and films, including the evocation of the Bicentenary of the French Revolution. This journey will be punctuated with the artist’s original creations and theatrical installations highlighting ultimate points of his life and work.
Jean-Paul Goude lives and works in Paris, France.