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.

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Fuck the rules / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1649
Password needed / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1534
Don't panic / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 37 x 40 in (95 x 120 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1516
Don't panic / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1544
Not for sale / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1480
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
1478
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
2171
Olga in Burqa / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 37 x 49 in (95 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
494
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
1751
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
1776
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
1161
Armani / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1178
Ladurée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2161
Freedom / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2521
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1633
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
2870
Nutella / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1994
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
2136
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
1824
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
1445
French Fries / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1897
Smoking Nun / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2338
Hôtel Room / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2028
Room Service / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1877
Thelma & Louise / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1846
Adam & Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print. Framed
27 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
763
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print. Framed
65 x 49 in (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1650
Cardinal et nonne (The kiss) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2118
Nun Olga (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
9,360 $
1973
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
21 x 27 in (55 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1095
Burqua Hanna / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 49 x 37 inch (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1408
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
3408
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print encadré
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1953
Gold Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2007
Marie (proche) / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print framed
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2416
Red Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Framed diasec
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1465
Hanna Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2075
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
3360
Adam et Eve / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2944
Olga Pope / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2533
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
11,900 $
2315
Lifeguard / Cécile Plaisance
Lambda print pasted with diasec, framed
47 x 30,7 in (120 x 78 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
11,900 $
2117
Marilyn / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
38 x 38 in (95 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
15,070 $
742
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
943
Tweet / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 55 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2761
BB (CLAUDIA) / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1917
MOHAMMED / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
37 x 37 in (95 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2203
Audrey / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2175
ROMY / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2265
MICK / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2261
MONICA / Cécile Plaisance
Mixed Media
49 x 37 in (125 x 95 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
2113
Vogue Russe / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1327
Vogue Arabia / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1315
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
3766
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
4018
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
2031
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
5788
Buqua Barbie / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 22 x 27 in (57 x 70 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1475
Olga smoking nun mirroir / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, wooden frame
Image : 28 x 22 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
718
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
346
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
1249
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
1758
Mariée / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2388
Rolling Stone / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print
Image : 27 x 21 in (69 x 53 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2576
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
2424
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
3392
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
1655
Bubble Bath / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 70 x 57 cm
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2737
Bikeuse / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 28 x 23 in (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2854
Kim / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 27 x 22 inch (70 x 57 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
3171
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
2121
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
2276
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
2438
Olga smoking nun miroir / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, wooden frame
Image : 37 x 49 in (125 x 95 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
710
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
1119
View from the Sky / Cécile Plaisance
Museum paper, framed
Image : 43 x 43 in (110 x 110 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,140 $
1573
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
2745
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
1519
Baywatch / Cécile Plaisance
Lenticular print, framed
Image : 65 x 49 inch (165 x 125 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
1791
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
7,140 $
1625