Sculptor Jean-Marc Laroche shares with us his fantasy of eternal life with the installation, Lovers from the Hereafter, featuring intertwining skeletons embracing one another. The installation will be on view at the Museum of Sex beginning October 5th, 2011 and includes two human-sized sculptures made of varnished resin and jointed with an invisible steel framework – an effect which resembles real bones. With regards to the Lovers from the Hereafter sculptures, Jean-Marc said, “They are themselves quite joyful and they thumb their noses at death and present the afterlife as a roll in the hay.”
Throughout his career as a sculptor, he has created several erotic, sensual works, which have been brought together for this installation. Born in Paris in 1959, Jean-Marc Laroche began his career as a sculptor in the early 1990s. Very much marked by the world of cinematography, he has exhibited at the Avoriaz and Brussels fantasy film festivals several times, where his work has met with great public success and caught the attention of directors and producers worldwide.
The one month long installation at the Museum of Sex is sponsored by The Evolution Store in SoHo. Bill Stevens, owner of The Evolution store said, “The Evolution Store is always on the lookout for items that encapsulate our passion for science and art and partnering with the Museum of Sex is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Jean-Marc Laroche’s work and our unique take on the role of natural history in the modern world.”
A landmark destination in Manhattan’s SoHo art district since 1993, it is easily recognizable from its skull banner and model skeleton hanging outside. The products in the store range from insects and fossils to minerals and animal skeletons. The store features an entomology workshop run by experts and their sales personnel are helpful, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. The Evolution Store’s clientele includes museums, universities, private collectors, nature enthusiasts, interior decorators, and photographers. Additional Jean-Marc Laroche pieces are on display at The Evolution Store.
The Evolution Store