Ecce Homo – Street Art exhibition at the Popes’ Palace

Behold the man! By Ernest Pignon-Ernest

This summer, immerse yourself in the realistic urban world of Ernest Pignon-Ernest through 400 works on show at the Grand Chapel of the Popes’ Palace, tracing the street artist’s evolution from 1966 to the present day. Pignon-Ernest is considered the initiator of street art for his large-scale portraits and scenes from life daubed on urban housing and city streets. His images hold up a mirror to society, giving us the artist’s sensitive reflections on the great causes of his era. Ecce Homo – Latin for “Behold the man!” – is organised by Avignon’s Town Hall and Tourist Office. The show invites you to meander along at the artist’s elbow, through his charcoal- or pierre noire- shaded settings, his posters, and his collages, where his political convictions and social concerns can be read by turns.

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