Gilles Bensimon


GOBBI FINE ART is pleased to present Gris-Gris, an exhibition of photographs by French-born artist Gilles Bensimon on view from May 10th until May 30th at 14 Crosby Street. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 10th from 6pm to 9pm.

In a series of 30 photographs of “Gris-gris” which he crafted himself, Bensimon displays his passion for art and for objects that bring him comfort and protection. Over the years, he has been gathering materials randomly found while going on walks in between photo sessions. While going on location all around the world, he spontaneously assembles these strings,feathers, fishnets, flowers, fabrics, seashells, etc. into his own mystical creations. After meticulous staging, he captures them in time through photography, the craft that he’s come to be known for. As Diane Widmaier Picasso describes in the preface of the exhibition’s catalogue: “Aside from their unquestionable aesthetic qualities, his short-lived constructions redefine the very idea of the gris-gris, giving it a universal meaning closely linked to the natural elements, together with cosmic and initiatory qualities.”

Opening reception May 10th, 2018, 6-9pm
14 Crosby Street, New York, 10013