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Imagine 50 among the best street artists let their imagination loose on a derelict building of the 19th century: Les Bains-Douches in Paris. Imagine it, because at the temporary exhibition, which lasted only 24 hours, you would never have been invited.

The owner of the property, Jean-Pierre Marois, took advantage of this event to highlight the transition between the building's glorious past as a nightclub to its relaunch that took place this year.

The historic edifice in question has roots in the history of Paris. Built in 1885 as a public bath, it was praised by the pen of Marcel Proust, who recalled the pleasant mornings spent in its grandiose spaces. Used as a club from the 70s up to 2010, the tabloids spoke of its role as a destination for the international star system.

Magda Danysz Gallery was in charge of the reopening of Les Bains, which occurred in early 2015, with a multifaceted temporary street art exhibition. And the new formula of the space is just as multifaceted, with it being a luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, wellness center and, ça va sans dire, club.

To appreciate the ephemeral beauty of the relaunch operation, you can find online a photographic platform called “Un Artiste Un Jour” (an artist a day), by photographers Stephane Bisseuil and Jerome Coton.

Photos via Les Bains

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions

ltvs, les bains, lancia trendvisions