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The Art Magician: How Rani Vanouska T. Modely Transformed the Career of Philippe Pastor

Philippe Pastor, a Monegasque artist, is set to dazzle New York starting September 15, 2024, with a highly anticipated exhibition that promises to leave a lasting impression.

For nearly two years, Rani Vanouska T. Modely has been the discreet and powerful driving force behind Philippe Pastor’s rising career. With unwavering dedication and strategic vision, she has transformed the artist into a rising figure in contemporary art.

This exhibition in New York with the Robilant Voena gallery, orchestrated by Rani Vanouska, is set to be a pinnacle of their collaboration, highlighting not only Pastor’s artistic talent but also his deep commitment to environmental causes. The works presented, imbued with ecological themes and resilience, will offer a poignant reflection on the current challenges facing our planet, while solidifying Philippe Pastor’s international reputation.

The Beginning of a Visionary Collaboration

The meeting between Rani Vanouska T. Modely and Philippe Pastor dates back to 2018 in Megève. Immediately, Rani perceived the unique potential of Pastor’s work and committed to propelling his career onto the international stage. Through her campaign to have football recognized as a cultural heritage by the United Nations, she built bridges between the art world and major galleries, collaborating with influential art figures. Surrounded by iconic figures such as the president of Christie’s, the Nahmad family, and several prominent gallerists and collectors, Rani Vanouska established herself as an indispensable figure. Recognizing her incredible dedication, Philippe Pastor invited her to accompany him in his career. Their collaboration began with prestigious exhibitions and strategic partnerships, notably during Art Monte Carlo in 2022, where she exhibited works by Banksy, Adami, Richard Prince, Warhol, among others, in the gallery on Avenue Princesse Grace in Monaco.

Impressive Achievements

Under Rani Vanouska’s direction, Philippe Pastor’s works have been exhibited at world-renowned events such as Frieze Seoul, Château Saint Maur, Brafa, Frieze London, Fine Art Asia Hong Kong, Miart Milan, an exhibition of masterpieces at the Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, and many others. She also secured exceptional media coverage for the artist by placing him on the cover of Forbes magazine. She organized several prestigious events, including at the Place du Casino in Monaco. “Philippe Pastor’s work is a symphony of nature and art. His pieces, particularly his burnt trees and abstract paintings, captivate with their emotional power and raw beauty,” declares Rani Vanouska. Philippe Pastor is particularly known for his commitment to the environment. His installations, such as “Les Arbres Brûlés,” made from charred trunks, are a powerful denunciation of forest fires and a call for ecological awareness. His paintings, often made with natural pigments, also reflect his deep respect for nature. Rani Vanouska has orchestrated partnerships with renowned galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, Brussels, Seoul, Milan, and London.

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Collaboration with Robilant Voena

Rani Vanouska T. Modely played a decisive role in convincing the prestigious Robilant Voena gallery to collaborate with artist Philippe Pastor. Through her influential network and strategic vision, she orchestrated this crucial introduction, allowing Philippe Pastor to benefit from the support and recognition of one of the world’s most important galleries.

Thanks to Rani Vanouska’s initiative and vision, this fruitful collaboration came to fruition, opening new perspectives for the artist’s career. In February 2024, she organized with the Robilant + Voena Gallery a solo exhibition of “Bleu Pastor” at the Forum Paracelsus in St. Moritz, where Damien Hirst, Sean Scully, and other renowned artists had previously exhibited. Innovative, she created collectible Pastor-style balloons for major collectors on this occasion. They also installed a sculpture at the Suvretta House. Rani Vanouska also initiated the official partnership with the Princess Charlene Foundation, highlighting Monaco through art.

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Ongoing Projects

Rani Vanouska continues to work on major projects that will further enhance Philippe Pastor’s stature in the art world. Among these is a major event in New York during the United Nations General Assembly, for which she is securing significant partnerships with the support of Robilant + Voena, who have trusted her with an upcoming exhibition of Pastor’s work at their New York gallery. She is also working on the creation of the Philippe Pastor Foundation, ecological actions, and collaborations with prestigious institutions, as well as several museums in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

The Indispensable Role of Rani Vanouska T. Modely

The successes of Philippe Pastor would not be what they are today without the unwavering commitment of Rani Vanouska T. Modely. Her ability to orchestrate events and establish strategic connections has been crucial. Marco Voena, co-founder of the Robilant + Voena Gallery, recently stated: “Rani Vanouska T. Modely is the key to our collaboration with Philippe Pastor. Her work and strategic vision are crucial to our joint projects.” An art observer noted that “Philippe Pastor had very problematic and shaky internal management before Rani Vanouska’s intervention. Before her arrival, Philippe Pastor had been painting in the shadows for 30 years, explaining that artists are often poorly surrounded by parasites who do not necessarily share the same interest as the artist and who know nothing about the rules of the art market.”

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A Bright Future

Thanks to the energy of Rani Vanouska T. Modely, Philippe Pastor has experienced a remarkable rise. Represented by several international galleries, Pastor is on track to become a major figure in contemporary art. Rani Vanouska has not only transformed his career but also laid the foundations for a promising and sustainable future for the artist by setting up structures that will strengthen his ecological and artistic image. With the creation of Omnia Monaco, a consulting firm dedicated to the development of Philippe Pastor’s career and the representation of renowned artists, Rani Vanouska T. Modely continues to leave an indelible mark in the art world. Her ability to transform careers and open doors on the international stage makes her an indispensable ally for any artist seeking to reach new heights. In an upcoming adventure with several international artists, Rani Vanouska aims to make Monaco shine in the art world.