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Le Silo

For more than 35 years Parisian based collectors Françoise & Jean-Philippe Billarant have been intensely engaged with Minimalism and Conceptual art.

This engagement ultimately resulted in the formation of friendships with pioneering artists of those genres such as Carl Andre, Robert Barry, François Morellet or Michel Verjux. And because it feels good to have your friends around you, the couple has transformed a 1962 grain silo northwest of Paris into an exhibition space for their continually growing collection. As a special appreciation for their longtime support and patronage, a number of artists have created eight site-specific pieces that, amongst other works, to fill their 26,000-square-foot private gallery, merging the lines between art and architecture.

FRANÇOIS MORELLET, Pi rococo rouge n°11, 1998, Pi puissant n°2, 1998, 50 lignes au hasard hybrides, 2008, Lamentable, 2006.
Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
FRANÇOIS MORELLET, Pi rococo rouge n°11, 1998, Pi puissant n°2, 1998, 50 lignes au hasard hybrides, 2008, Lamentable, 2006. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
PETER DOWNSBROUGH, AS, 1991, Maquettes: 1991, 1992, Wall Piece, 2008.
Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
PETER DOWNSBROUGH, AS, 1991, Maquettes: 1991, 1992, Wall Piece, 2008. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT Untitled, 2012, A square, 2006, Process, 2005. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT Untitled, 2012, A square, 2006, Process, 2005. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT,  Peeping Tom II, 2007, Man the square 2, 2008;  CARL
ANDRE, North Deck, 1993;  ANGELA DETANICO & RAFAEL LAIN, The 25 brightest stars, 2005. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT, Peeping Tom II, 2007, Man the square 2, 2008; CARL ANDRE, North Deck, 1993; ANGELA DETANICO & RAFAEL LAIN, The 25 brightest stars, 2005. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
CARL ANDRE, Al Cloud, 2001; MICHEL VERJUX, Poursuite croisée mixte, 1989. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
CARL ANDRE, Al Cloud, 2001; MICHEL VERJUX, Poursuite croisée mixte, 1989. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
CARL ANDRE, Silence, 2005, GÜNTER UMBERG, Untitled, 2000, FRED SANDBACK, Untitled, 1967-89. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
CARL ANDRE, Silence, 2005, GÜNTER UMBERG, Untitled, 2000, FRED SANDBACK, Untitled, 1967-89. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
NIELE TORONI, Empreintes de pinceau n°50.., 1989, Empreintes de pinceau n°50.., 1987, Travail/peinture,
NIELE TORONI, Empreintes de pinceau n°50.., 1989, Empreintes de pinceau n°50.., 1987, Travail/peinture,"mobile pour garage d'automobile", 1978, BALTHASAR BURKHARD, Untitled, 1984. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
GÜNTER UMBERG, Territories, 2011; CARL ANDRE, Alomado, 2004; STANLEY BROUWN, 1 pied et 1 pied et 1 pied, 2 pieds et 2 pieds et 2 pieds 3 pieds et 3 pieds et 3 pieds; ON KAWARA , Date painting MAR.5.2000. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
GÜNTER UMBERG, Territories, 2011; CARL ANDRE, Alomado, 2004; STANLEY BROUWN, 1 pied et 1 pied et 1 pied, 2 pieds et 2 pieds et 2 pieds 3 pieds et 3 pieds et 3 pieds; ON KAWARA , Date painting MAR.5.2000. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
FRANÇOIS MORELLET, NOENDNEON, 2003. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
FRANÇOIS MORELLET, NOENDNEON, 2003. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
DONALD JUDD, Untitled, 1989; DANIEL BUREN, Cabane éclatée aux mélaminés blancs, 1999.
Courtesy the artists and Le Silo, Photo: André Morin
DONALD JUDD, Untitled, 1989; DANIEL BUREN, Cabane éclatée aux mélaminés blancs, 1999. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo, Photo: André Morin
VÉRONIQUE JOUMARD, Solarium , 2006; FRANÇOIS MORELLET, Lamentable, 2006; RICHARD SERRA, Basic source , 1987. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
VÉRONIQUE JOUMARD, Solarium , 2006; FRANÇOIS MORELLET, Lamentable, 2006; RICHARD SERRA, Basic source , 1987. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
CÉCILE BART, Suspens, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
CÉCILE BART, Suspens, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
FRANÇOIS MORELLET, Beaming pi 300 AR 1=8°, 2002; LAWRENCE WEINER, Two stones....,1988. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
FRANÇOIS MORELLET, Beaming pi 300 AR 1=8°, 2002; LAWRENCE WEINER, Two stones....,1988. Courtesy the artists and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
KRIJN DE KONING, Red and blue, 1998. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
KRIJN DE KONING, Red and blue, 1998. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
DANIEL BUREN, Un demi-volume pour 4 murs, 1969/70; JULIO PAOLINI, Tableau Vivant, 1985. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin
DANIEL BUREN, Un demi-volume pour 4 murs, 1969/70; JULIO PAOLINI, Tableau Vivant, 1985. Courtesy the artist and Le Silo. Photo: André Morin

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Le Silo is included in the Art Guide.