October 22, 2012

Sculpture made of 330 pounds of YSL lipstick

Have you ever thought about using your makeup tools and objects as a way of expressing yourself? Painting with eye shadows or sketching with eyeliner?

French artist Fabrice Hyber did. He sculpted a massive cubic meter of red lipstick sitting atop a cold cement slab, as part of his new exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo. The sculpture is called “1M3 de beauté” (One Cubic Meter of Beauty) and is part of a bigger exhibition, called Matières Premières” (Raw Materials).



In choosing the lipstick, Fabrice was inspired by the masculine and feminine elements of the Yves Saint Laurent House, so he worked with 330 pounds of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture number one lipstick. He says lipstick is “a material that is very supple, especially in a large quantity. The material permanently moves. It is a work that is never finished, which is always evolving.” The exhibit will run at the museum until January 7.

Hyber is not the only artist who uses lipstick as a way of expression.  Alberto Guardiani designed a shoe with a heel in the shape of a lipstick, Wigan created the first lipstick micro-sculpture, featuring the Hollywood couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and chilean artist Livia Marin sculpted 2,214 unique lipsticks in chess-like, abstract forms.


Photos: tumblr.com, beautylish.com, pap.az