Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin
23 May – 26 July 2014
69, avenue du Général Leclerc, Paris-Pantin

For this exhibition Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has imagined an apartment in which works of art and objects of decorative art are used to stimulate the spectators' senses, their emotions, and their mood. The visitor reproduces the movements of the seducer in La Petite Maison (The Little House), a 1758 novella by Jean-François de Bastide in which a libertine wagers that he can seduce a woman simply by exposing her to the beauties of his little house. As the story unfolds, the reader is shown the gradual effect that the aesthetics of the house have on the sensual desires of the two protagonists.

In La Petite Maison, it was the architect Jacques-François Blondel who made use of
libertinage to make architecture and the decorative arts part of the social habits and the
morals of his time. In the same spirit, Home (Very) Sweet Home sets out to establish a
dialogue between artists and designers. Just some of the artists and designers included in the show are: Atelier Bow-Wow, Pierre Chareau, Tony Cragg, Sylvie Fleury, Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancman, Konstantin Grcic, Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cedric Ragot, Not Vital and Andy Warhol.