“Les Enfants Terribles” is the seventh selling exhibition at Galerie56, a platform conceived to celebrate the intersection of art, architecture and design. The exhibition marks the first official collaboration between Galerie56 and Galerie Jacques Lacoste, solidifying the longstanding personal and professional relationship between New York based architect, designer and historian Lee F. Mindel, FAIA and world renowned gallerist Jacques Lacoste.
While the exhibition’s title refers to the novel published by Jean Cocteau in 1929, which was adapted to the screen by Cocteau and Jean-Pierre Melville in 1950, it also pertains to Mindel and Lacoste; their shared interest for design, boundless curiosity, and innovative translations of tradition have defined their own respective legacies.
However, the “holy terrors” mentioned in the title are first and foremost the designers thoughtfully brought together in this exhibition. Whether architects, decorators, or artists, their avant-garde thinking and unorthodox approaches have altered the course of 20th century design between the second half of the 1920s and the end of the 1950s. “Les Enfants Terribles” highlights the work of Pierre Chareau, Eileen Gray, Paul Dupré-Lafon, Jean Luce, Jean Royère, Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Serge Mouille, Max Ingrand, Georges Jouve, Alexandre Noll, Mathieu Matégot and Denise Gatard, and Antoine Poncet.
Vive la France!