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.

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
1735
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
1545
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
1435
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
1014
Armani / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1033
Nutella / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1710
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 $
1995
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
1889
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
1860
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
2202
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
1573
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
1291
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
1237
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1641
Smoking Nun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1989
Hôtel Room / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1734
Room Service / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1614
Thelma & Louise / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1588
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1340
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
2323
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
3200
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 $
1829
Adam & Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
600
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print encadré
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1775
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
21 x 27 in (55 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
926
Gold Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1835
Marie (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print framed
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2175
Burqua Hanna / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1220
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
2636
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1448
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
1676
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1287
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1917
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
3185
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2766
Olga Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2322
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 $
2001
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 $
1944
Burqa Alex proche / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Sold
737
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
2288
STEVE & FAYE / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 49 in (95 x 125 cm)
unique artwork
15,702.54 $
2008
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 $
498
ALAIN & ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
2373
BB (CLAUDIA) / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1741
MOHAMMED / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2040
Audrey / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1935
ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2093
MICK / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2100
MONICA / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1951
Marilyn / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
38 x 38 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
15,068.09 $
589
Vogue Russe / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1166
Vogue Arabia / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1127
Tweet / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2511
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
1523
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
3407
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
3818
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
1799
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
2132
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
2879
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
2782
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
4870
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
226
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
1096
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
1563
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
1186
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
1426
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
1585
Mariée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2220
Rolling Stone / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2381
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
2258
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
1710
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
3229
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
3097
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
1485
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
1062
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 70 x 57 cm
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2544
Bikeuse / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 23 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2669
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
1807
Kim / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2881
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
2127
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
2225
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
972
Cornette miroir / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
828
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 $
1414
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
2537
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
1346
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
1326
Baywatch / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1618
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 $
1456