The Dassault Group supports the “Révolution Cancer” of the Institut Gustave Roussy

Sunday 11 December 2011

Gustave is an Art Toy stylized by 26 contemporary artists: 
JonOne, Invader, Jeanne Susplugas, Jean-Paul Chambas, Philippe Cognée, Samuel Rousseau, Enki Bilal, Peter Klasen, Lucien Clergue, Loustal, Nicolas Vial, etc. 

Auction sale in favor of the IGR, 7th December 2011 at Artcurial
The Dassault Group was the main patron of an art auction of Gustave sculptures to support the “Révolution Cancer” program. 
This ambitious initiative, launched in 2010 by the Institut Gustave Roussy, aims to collect €10m in three years for research that is attempting to prove that personalized treatment based on biological findings is more efficient than standard practices.

The context
Located in Villejuif, the Institut Gustave Roussy is Europe’s leading center for cancer research and treatment, with a hospital that treats over 42,000 patients per year, 26 research teams and a cancer treatment school which trains 2,500 students per year. 

The objective
The objective of “Révolution Cancer” is to collect donations and to raise public awareness and the visibility of the “Révolution Cancer” campaign. 
The goal is also to counter the negative image of cancer in relation to “Révolution Cancer”, which is radically changing the approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 

The “Gustave” project
The name “Gustave” was chosen to pay homage to Pr. Gustave Roussy. Gustave is an Art Toy created especially for the IGR. It represents a modern image and embodies the values of the Institute which can be summed up in the phrase “Innovation serving human beings”. 
It is a 60 cm-high sculpture in polyester resin and was given to the artists who were asked to customize it according to their wishes and their imagination. 

The artists
Claude Closky, Philippe Mayaux, Peter Klasen, Tatiana Trouvé, Jacques de Loustal, Philippe Cognée, Philippe Perrot, Eva Jospin, Enki Bilal, Djamel Tatah, Virginie Barré, Maryam Madhavi, Adam Adach, Jean-Paul Chambas, Jeanne Susplugas, Xiao Phan Ru, Lucien Clergue, Invader, Bruno Peinado, JonOne, Damien Deroubaix, Bernard Quentin, Nicolas Vial, Caroline Lisfranc and Mircea Cantor. 

The Gustave sculptures can be seen on :