Jean-Paul Goude

Mrz 3, 2012

Being only a few feet high, the Frenchman Jean-Paul Goude is fascinated by beauty and proportions. He is a real graphic designer constantly thinking about the perfect way of visualizing. According to Goude, beauty is not dependant on its prevailing notions or standards shown in magazines. It’s also about the spectator’s perspective. Goude says nobody would regard his present wife as beautiful. Her face is as round as the moon but it is the different way in which Goude looks at her that is testament of her prettiness and captured in his latest art works.

It was the same with Grace Jones whom he met in New York City in 1976. He fell in love with her and her proportions. After a three-year relationship and numerous collaborations such as the remarkable album covers or the 1985 advertising campaign for Citroën with Grace expectorating the Cx 2, they are still in contact today as they have a son. Walking down memory line, he shows us a drawing that he sketched right after their first encounter.

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Release: 2014.

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