Pierre et Gilles



Pierre & Gilles (Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard) began their creative collaboration in France during the late 1970’s. Together they created a vivid fantasy world of their own, a fusion of painting and photography, pop culture and art history, kitsch and glamour.

Subjects are costumed and situated in dreamlike mise en scènes. Pierre is responsible for the photographs and Gilles paints the image once printed to canvas. Together they create artwork that is full of magic and queer mischief. 

Their unmistakable aesthetic originates from graphic printing and French commercial photography popularized in the 50’s, a time when Pierre & Gilles were growing up in France. However outside of France the references seem more aligned with 80's porn, Disney fantasies and James Bidgood. 

Autoportrait dans un coeur “Self-portrait in a heart” is an original laminated print held in a tinted resin frame in the shape of a backlit heart. This illuminated sculptural piece is a prime example of Pierre & Gilles’ manipulation of the photographic medium. 

Pierre & Gilles rose to fame after producing portraits of famous icons such as Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol. They continued to feature celebrities and friends but in this self-portrait they reveal the dynamic duo that they are. 

In the image both men are suited in sailor uniforms and navy caps adorned with their names in glitter. They each hold one side of a ship’s wheel, an illustration of their united bond. This piece is an altar showcasing the driving force of Pierre & Gilles’ passion, their romantic and artistic partnership.

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“Autoportrait dans un coeur”

Incised signature and numbered verso 

mirror, photo, PVC, electrical connector

France, 2005

25.75”H 29.75”W 2.5”D 

Edition of 99

Very good condition


- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto. 

- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL. 

- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.

Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.

Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere. 

- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees. 

- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity. 

What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.

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If purchasing directly online, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. If invoiced, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards on regularly priced merchandise. 

Discounted material must be paid by wire transfer, or with Paypal (if funds are sent as 'friends and family'). There is a 3.5% administration fee for credit cards on discounted material. 

Caviar20 does not accept personal checks or Zelle. 

Canadian clients are welcomed and encouraged to pay with interac.
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