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Petite Anthologie de Sacs: An Evening with Nathalie Lecroc

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1510 Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72202

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Join us in welcoming French artist Miss Nathalie Lecroc to the only purse museum in the United States as she reveals the contents of ESSE owner Anita Davis’s purse and completes a live illustration as a part of her ongoing project Petite Anthologie de Sacs. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and libations.

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Nathalie Lecroc is a French painter who illustrates women’s bags and its contents. The project started in 1998 when she illustrated her own purse and contents for a group exhibition and numbered it #0000 in hopes of showing the process to the public. She went on to complete 15 illustrations that same evening. In an interview, Miss Lecroc says, “It was tiring but very exciting. I discovered that the most interesting aspect was the process of the encounter.” Upon meeting the subject, Lecroc asks for her or him to empty the bag and describe each object. She treats the bag with reverence. She gives each illustration a unique name.

Miss Lecroc aims to complete 1001 illustrations of purses and their contents to eventually publish in a book. The series, Petite Anthologie de Sacs, is comprised of illustrations of purses and contents from entrepreneurs, fashion editors, designers, bloggers, stylists, and students. In 2000, she was invited by Chanel to Chicago, Dallas, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco to paint the contents of their customers’ bags. She has worked with notable artists around the world. She is nearing the end of this two-decade long project, and the opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind painting included in Miss Lecroc’s historical anthology is narrowing.


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Friday, October 27th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Petite Anthologie de Sacs: An Evening with Nathalie Lecroc

ESSE Purse Museum, 1510 Main Street in Little Rock

Join us in welcoming French artist Miss Nathalie Lecroc to Little Rock as she reveals the contents of ESSE owner Anita Davis’s purse and completes a live illustration as a part of her ongoing project Petite Anthologie de Sacs.

Saturday, October 28th 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drop by ESSE Purse Museum to watch Miss Nathalie Lecroc working live on purse illustrations.

ESSE Purse Museum, 1510 Main Street in Little Rock

Sunday, October 29th 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch at the Capital Hotel

111 W. Markham Street in Little Rock


Want to have YOUR purse painted?

We are raffling off the rare opportunity to have yours or a loved one's purse and contents painted as a part of Nathalie Lecroc's two-decade long project Petite Anthologie de Sacs. The winning individual will have her/his purse and contents painted at the Capital Hotel brunch Sunday, October 29 (ticket to brunch included). Raffle tickets may be purchased in-person at ESSE Purse Museum or over the phone (501.916.9022) during ESSE's operating hours beginning Friday, October 20 and ending Friday, October 27th. Winner will be announced at ESSE's evening event Petite Anthologie de Sacs Friday, October 27 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Winner must be available and willing to provide her or his purse and contents to the artist Sunday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m.


ESSE Purse Museum

1510 Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72202

501.916.9022

Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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