about the artist :
Cécile Plaisance

Drawing her inspiration from the grand masters of photography – Avedon, Lindbergh, Newton or Toscani, amongst others – Cécile Plaisance uses lenticular printing to allow the viewer to dress or undress the models, real women, barbies, idealized beauties that are everywhere around us. This time though, the models, whether human or doll, have an unapologetic way of looking right into the camera, as a way of reclaiming their right to display their charms, to seduce, to pleasure… in other words to live hedonistically, regardless of religion, the male gaze or cultural boundaries. A fun tribute to all women with Cécile’s humour: it’s a statement !

As Cécile’s photography progressed, she linked Barbie to the women of today - all the while playing with her femininity, as the icon took on many lives while juggling her daily life as wife, mother, friend and lover. She was doing what all women do and thoroughly enjoying it: flirty in her convertible; sexy on the beach; powerful as executive of her own company, autonomous, ageless, and in the end - alone as beautiful women can be in life - a Stepford wife no longer. Cécile also added humor to the Barbie mix by targeting men who absolutely expect sexiness in their women even while assuming everyday responsibilities.

Over and above the myth of woman as object, the artist elevates the idol of our collective childhood by supporting the challenges of women today to defend their rights, their desires and their hard-fought freedom. The nun’s cloak and the burka of a veiled woman now suggests that behind one woman’s outer persona, is another one hiding. From complex subtleties to bold statements, Cécile Plaisance’s artistic eye has found them all. Despite the differences in cultures, in clothes and fashion, and the diversity of paths taken, women aspire to live fully and intensely their multi-faceted lives and no Taliban will ever change that. In capturing the essence of all women in the perfect body of one, the artist has created a genre uniquely her own yet accessible to all. She uses the technique of lenticular photography by super imposing images : Barbie appears to undress depending on one’s position in front of the photo.

What if God were a woman? “Fuck the rules” is her latest series of photos that ignores established precepts and, instead, delivers an open perspective in which men and women accompany one another religiously, like complementary souls. Far from the mummifying codes of religion, Cécile Plaisance invites us into a subtle and sensual freedom of the senses, where a woman is seen as a female pope, the exclusive mistress of her own decisions.

Olga in Burqa / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1332
Alex Nun Miroir / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1193
LA Girl & Ray-Ban / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2001
Geisha in Tom Ford / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1644
Blond in Dior / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1673
Kim in Gucci / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1082
Armani / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1088
Fuck the rules (Loin) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 37 x 49 in (95 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2566
Nutella / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1855
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Painted resin
28 x 24 x 18 inch (70 x 60 x 45 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
29,343.13 $
2119
Selfie / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2009
Ladurée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2015
Freedom / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2363
Champ / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1695
Playboy / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1387
Sitting on Koons / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, evalable in 49 x 37 inch / 65 x 49 inch
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1338
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1759
Smoking Nun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2170
Hôtel Room / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1876
Room Service / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1737
Thelma & Louise / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1713
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1462
Burqua Hanna / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1308
Nun Olga (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1818
Scooter / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
47 x 35,4 in (120 x 90 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3291
Cardinal et nonne (The kiss) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
18,874.77 $
1973
Adam & Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
672
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print encadré
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1863
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
21 x 27 in (55 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1002
Gold Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1924
Marie (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print framed
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2289
Fuck the rules / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2882
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1540
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1367
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1999
Taking the sun / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
59 x 35,4 in (150 x 90 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3275
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2848
Olga Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2430
Lifeguard off Duty / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
59 x 38,2 in (150 x 97 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
11,895.86 $
2099
Lifeguard / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
47 x 30,7 in (120 x 78 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
11,895.86 $
2030
Burqa Alex proche / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
837
Tweet / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2626
My Koons dog bleu / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2374
Nun Alex & baby Dune / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
18,874.77 $
563
ALAIN & ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
2454
BB (CLAUDIA) / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1833
MOHAMMED / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2113
Audrey / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2080
ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2176
MICK / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2174
MONICA / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2027
Marilyn / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
38 x 38 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
15,068.09 $
673
Vogue Russe / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1239
Vogue Arabia / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1215
Pregnant nun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 37 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1681
Nun Alex & baby Dune / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3565
Golden Cage / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print , framed
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 1 HC + 8 copies
Price on request
3912
Alex Gun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 38 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1912
My Koons dog / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2235
Pregnant Nun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2992
Alex smoking burqa / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2916
Golden Cage / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print , framed
Image : 28 x 23 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
5321
Tribute Jimi / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
279
Keyhole Monica Black Dress / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 28 x 23 x 3 in (70 x 57)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1162
The nun (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1673
The nun ( proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1327
Miroir (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1513
Keyhole blonde / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, metallic frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1657
Mariée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2287
Rolling Stone / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2477
Nurqa et Champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2336
Like A Virgin / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1777
Jimi Hendrix / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, metallic frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3331
Nun and champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, wood frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3246
Heidi Champagne / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 50 x 38 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1564
Chinese girl / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 23 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1135
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 70 x 57 cm
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2624
Bikeuse / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 23 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2736
La Cène / Cécile Plaisance
Print on diasec
Image : 26 x 47 in (67 x 120 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1959
Kim / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3002
Crazy Horse / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, metallic frame
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2196
Diamonds are forever / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (74 x 58 cm)
Edition of 1 EA + 4 copies
Price on request
2325
Cornette miroir / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
977
Surf on riva / Cécile Plaisance
Print on paper museum
Image : 27 x 39 in (70 x 100 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1049
View from the Sky / Cécile Plaisance
Museum paper, framed
Image : 43 x 43 in (110 x 110 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,137.52 $
1488
D'après Kiraz / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 29 x 22 in (72 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2632
Chanel Jacket / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1427
Baywatch / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22.5 inch (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1387
Baywatch / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1697
Two Blondes on a Riva / Cécile Plaisance
Museum paper, framed
Image : 43 x 43 in (110 x 110 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,137.52 $
1540