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Nov 28
Welcome Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road NW Washington, DC 20007


The Golden Superheroes", French Artist Xavier Noël's first solo-show in North America will be hosted by Please Do Not Enter from September 9th to October 7th, 2017.

Xavier Noel’s work revolves around three axes of inspiration: The notion of contemporary archaic, Pop Culture and the ornamentation of the 18th century. This hybridization takes the form of masks and fetishes, mixtures of poor and precious materials, inspired both by Ngere masks (Côte and Ivory Coast), Yaka (Democratic Republic of Congo), masks from the No (Japan), Hopi figures (North America), Japanese Manga, Advertising and American cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s among others.

Xavier Noël’s show at PLEASE DO NOT ENTER, "The Golden Superheroes", will be his first exhibition in America, the native land of Superheroes. Bringing to life his pop and comics inspirations, Noël brings a thrilling tribute to American Culture adding his irreverent yet positive aesthetic. Noël’s Superheroes are 24k gold fetishes who draw their superpowers from a fantastic world of jubilation. The show is in partnership with the Iconic Millennium Biltmore hotel that will host Xavier Noel and display 4 of the exhibition masks in their Rendezvous Court from September 1st until October 1st. On September 7th there will be a special afternoon tea soiree with Artist, Xavier Noël with a discussion and special cake collaboration by Chef Daniel.