30 years after the death of Serge Gainsbourg, after many years of efforts, Charlotte will open her father's house to the public. Currently under construction, the opening of the museum is scheduled for the end of 2021. She wants the place to be "anchored in Parisian heritage. "
The 5 bis rue de Verneuil in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, a mythical address where the mansion of Serge Gainsbourg is hidden, who lived there from 1969 until his death in 1991. One of the most famous facades of Paris, covered in graffiti, drawings and fan messages. Become a place of meditation for all admirers of Serge Gainsbourg. Her daughter has become the owner though, she says, “The house is mine, but it will never be mine. This is his home. She wanted to preserve the place by leaving it untouched. She didn't touch anything, respecting this place like a temple. There is still a vinyl on the turntable, butts in the ashtray and on the floor, inscriptions on the walls ... The soul of Gainsbourg still lives there.
The artist wanted to create a very dark atmosphere with black painted walls. Pieces overflowing with memories, we can discover the portrait of Brigitte Bardot and that of Marilyn Monroe, the bust of Jane Birkin, a Persian style in the bedroom with black fabrics or a small room dedicated to the doll collection of Jane Birkin .
Tony Frank, his friend since the 1960s, had the privilege of immortalizing the artist in his privacy. Photos in which the artist is lying on the oriental rug in his bedroom or surrounded by puppets bearing his likeness. In 2018, during an exhibition, we were able to discover these photos at the Galerie de l'Instant. His friend declares "It is a family place where Serge looked very happy and at the same time a place conducive to creation, yes! He composed his music and he wrote all his lyrics in the living room, where there was his piano. "
To be patient until the opening of the museum, we can discover some images of the house in Rue de Verneuil through the clip of his daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg "Lying with you", where we see her as a child, discovering all the pieces of the House. But also in the book of the photographer, Tony Frank, which looks like a family photo album with portraits of the unusual artist and those close to him. “Serge Gainsbourg by Tony Frank”.