“Les funerailles de Blanche Neige” collaboration by Lacombe & Martinez
From Mr. Lacombe's blog:
It is called "Memories", like my souvenirs. Memories also served to define the mortuary photographs, the last memories of the dead in the early twentieth century.
In the first room, we can then see about twenty of these pieces there, made expressly for this exhibition, they are shorthand with curtains, bells and even a stained glass window! In the other room will be made forty illustrations from my recent books (Rossignol, Snow White, The Herbarium of the Fairies and Notre Dame de Paris), as an echo.
|Madame Butterfly collaboration by Lacombe & Martinez|
Working on this show helped me understand many things about me, about the origin of certain graphics and thematic obsessions.
You will also find all 5 volumes in collaboration with the great Julian Martinez , one presented together for the first time! It was a lot of work started long time ago. It was better because each of 5 dolls need sixty hours of work!
There's a lot more information on the exhibition HERE, along with the address and contact details for the show.
You can see many more of Julien Martinez's doll sculptures HERE.
Here's the illustration of Blanche Neige/Snow White in her coffin from the book as comparison. You can see what a beautiful job they've both done for this exhibition. My only wish is that the doll had a lighter background like in the illustration but perhaps it fits better with the tone of the show which seems rather somber and reflective.