A Derelict Parisian Nightclub Turned Street Art Funhouse

April 23, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Back in its heyday, Paris’s famed Les Bains nightclub hosted the revelries of Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and everyone else you’ve ever dreamt of hanging out with. The party was crashed in 2010, when some haphazard renovations led to the club being declared unsafe, and then condemned.

The iconic building will regain its status as a (more structurally sound) venue in 2014, but meanwhile, Les Bains owner Jean-Pierre Marois has an epic plan for the dilapidated space: Turn it into an enormous canvas for 50 internationally renowned street artists.  Since January, artists including FUTURA, INVADER, and Sambre have taken residency in the 3,000 square foot ruins, churning out some awesome results. Encouraged to use found materials from the building itself, the artists have already transformed the corpse of Les Bains into a street art and graffiti playground, and will continue doing so until April 30th.

Learn more about “One Day, One Artist” here.