Urs Fischer is bringing his new Leo exhibition to the Gagosian in Paris. Named for Leonardo DiCaprio, the exhibition centers upon a candle sculpture of the star actor along with his parents, George DiCaprio and Irmelin Indenbirken. Leo's in an embrace with Irmelin while in conversation with his father.

Fischer began his candle sculptures in the early 2000s to exemplify the relationship between permanence and impermanence. As each of them before, Leo (George & Irmelin) will melt slowly melt over the course of the exhibition, serving as a portrait and meditation on the passing of time that elaborates on the traditions of "memento mori," which is Latin for "remember your mortality."

Other works include Gentle Moon and Thinking Moon, multi medium pieces featuring the penetrative gaze of a single eyeball.

Leo runs through December 20. Check it out at:

Gagosian Paris 4 rue de Ponthieu 75008 Paris, France.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.