Annie Kevans



The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:

From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Barbican Art Gallery

Barbican Centre

Silk Street

London EC2Y 8DS


9 April 2014 - 25 August 2014









I am impressed by the way Annie Kevans captured the different types of beauties that have been my inspiration and my muses from my grandmother to artists like David Bowie and Boy George.

                                                             Jean Paul Gaultier

The Muses of Jean Paul Gaultier by Annie Kevans


British artist Annie Kevans has been commissioned by exhibition curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot to create a series of works for the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk.  Exhibited for the first time at the Barbican Art Gallery from 9 April to 25 August 2014, then to the National Galleries of Victoria in Melbourne (17 October 2014 – 8 February 2015) and Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris (1 April – 3 August 2015).  On Kevans’ new series, Loriot says:

 “Annie Kevans’ work caught my attention years ago when I saw her fantastic oil paintings ‘All The Presidents Girls’ at Volta in New York. As she is a great storyteller who works in series, I thought she was the best artist to create these eye-catching and delicate portraits that tell Gaultier’s story about his muses and inspirations, all great characters, these paintings translate well the humanist message in his work. I am delighted Kevans is now taking part in the exhibition tour.”