Garbologists are like archaeologists, but instead of examining the remains of ancient civilizations, they study the trash of modern cultures. By digging through trash, garbologists learn what people eat and drink, what they do for fun, what they consider trash, and much more.
Get Inside Celebrities’ Trash. Literally!
Madonna / Tom Cruise / Michael Jackson / Kate Moss
They are some of the most famous paparazzi in the world. Thirty years ago, Pascal Rostain and Bruno Mouron left their hideout to capture and reveal the intimate lives of celebrities. They have since "borrowed" the trash of dozens of their subjects, from Ronald Reagan to Brigitte Bardot. Just like archaeologists!
"It all started in 88, as a joke." Mouron and Rostain borrowed, under the amused eyes of the singer, the garbage bags of Serge Gainsbourg from his residence in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district in Paris. Taking it back to their studio, they scatter the contents on black velvet, and create their first piece of trashy art showing an almost cartoonish vision of the singer.
They have been exhibited in museums from NYC to Moscow, from Paris to Singapore. Their photographs were chosen to represent France at the Universal Exhibition in Milan in 2015. Their monumental pieces live in several renowned collections, museums and, more surprisingly, with some of their subjects who bought their own pieces.
A long list of celebrities : Ronald Reagan, Kate Moss, Jack Nicholson, Damien Hirst, Brigitte Bardot, Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mick Jagger, Bernard Arnault, OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, Pamela Anderson, Steven Spielberg, Jeff Koons and many more.
Photographs of this series have been and will still be sold as printed editions prior and after the mint of the NFTs.