The Tall Trees of Paris
"Matt Wagner’s portrait of Parisian artists is part showcase of their eclectic work, part insider’s tour of the City of Lights." The Toronto Star
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Paris, the city many consider the birthplace of modern art, is a place where contemporary artists look to the past to reinvent it. Matt Wagner chronicles 42 of these Parisian artists in The Tall Trees of Paris, the third installment in the “Tall Trees” series. Their work is shown alongside handwritten questionnaires detailing each of the artists’ favorite things about their neighborhood, painting an artistic panorama of the City of Light.
Artists include 2Shy, Alëxone, Alexandra Arango, Céline Artigau, Nicolas Barrome Forgues, Martes Bathori, Blek Le Rat, Agnes Boulloche, Broll & Prascida, Thierry Bruet, Ludovic Debeurme, Veronique Dorey, Dugudus, Elobo, Christelle Enault, Agnès Ernoult, Sébastien Féraut (Niark1), Christian Guemy (c215), HONET, Kerascoët, Koleo, Koralie, Eric Lacan (Monsieur Qui), Hubert de Lartigue, Jean Leblanc, Jean Lecointre, Lek & Sowat, Levalet, Nicolas Martin, Jean-Michel Ouvry, Tristan Pernet, Aurore Petit, Bruno Pontiroli, Francesca Protopapa (il Pistrice), Sebastien Preschoux, RERO, Jérémy Schneider, Supakitch, Sébastien Touache, TYRSA, Amandine Urruty, and Frédérique Vernillet.
Hardcover bilingual book in French and English, featuring 288 full-color pages and an afterword by Matt Wagner.
Matt Wagner, art director, owner and curator of Portland Oregon’s Hellion Gallery is the author of The Tall Trees of Tokyo and The Tall Trees of Portland. Wagner has a personal connection to the Paris: learning about the city’s rich art history sparked his passion for art early on. In traveling to Paris and selecting the artists, he found proof that the city’s contemporary art scene is as full of talent as its past once was. Wagner lives and works in Portland, Oregon and curates art exhibitions in Tokyo, San Diego, Portland, and Paris.