Lovers from the Hereafter

Posted on October 2, 2011 by


Passionately intertwined skeletons created by French sculptor Jean-Marc Laroche will be on display at MoSex beginning October 5, 2011. The installation, titled “Les Amants du Néant” or “Lovers from the Hereafter,” will include human-sized sculptures made of varnished resin supported by an invisible steel framework. “By showcasing the artistry of the human skeleton we are able to think about sex from a whole new perspective,” said MoSex curator, Sarah Forbes.

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 month long installation is sponsored by The Evolution Store in SoHo. Owner Bill Stevens said, “We’re 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.”

Celebrate the fantasy of eternal life and meet the sculptor at the opening reception:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
8:00pm – 10:00pm

233 Fifth Avenue
@ 27th Street

Please RSVP to 48 hours prior to the reception.

“His work is a unique and powerful synthesis of life, death and raw power.”
-Guillermo del Toro