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On the Move

Grand Prix de l'ACF, automobile Delage, Circuit de Dieppe, 26 | Silver Gelatin print. 30cm x 40cm | Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de la Culture – France / AAJHL | Courtesy of the °CLAIR Gallery.

Grand Prix de l’ACF, automobile Delage, Circuit de Dieppe, 26 by Jacques Henri Lartigue | © Ministère de la Culture – France / AAJHL | Courtesy of the °CLAIR Gallery.

The °CLAIR gallery is curating a bold new exhibition that explores movement as captured by the most acclaimed photographers of the past century.

The On the Move exhibition opens in Berlin on March 17, 2015 and will feature both legendary photographers such as Lee Miller, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Philippe Halsman, and Alvin Langdon Coburn, and the brightest stars of contemporary photography such as Oliver Mark, Gundula Friese, Chien-Chi Chang, and Petr Lovigin.

“It is extraordinary to have so many exceptional photographers on display at one time,” says Anna-Patricia Kahn, the director of the °CLAIR Gallery and the curator of On the Move. “This is a tremendous opportunity to see how motion has been interpreted by the greatest artists photography has known.”

The exhibition will feature more than 100 photographs from 13 photographers. The work spans more than a century, from the earliest photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) to an original photo series created for the exhibition by Russian photographer Petr Lovigin (b. 1981). The exhibition will run for two months.

On the Move is being hosted by the Association of the German Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie). The exhibition will be held at the group’s headquarters at Behrenstrasse 35, 10117, Berlin.

A limited-edition, hand-bound catalogue of the exhibition’s photography is being published by the °CLAIR Gallery on behalf of the Association of the German Automotive Industry.

Purchase Information

The featured image is ‘Grand Prix de l’ACF, automobile Delage, Circuit de Dieppe, 26′. Silver Gelatin print. 30cm x 40cm. Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue, © Ministère de la Culture – France / AAJHL | Courtesy of The °CLAIR Gallery. °CLAIR Gallery exclusive.

All purchase inquiries must be made through email to °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn:  anna@clair.me


Artsy

Group of Girls, Poland 1948' by David 'CHIM' Seymour. Silver gelatin print. 21cm x 18.8cm. Courtesy of David Seymour Estate.

Group of Girls, Poland 1948 by David ‘CHIM’ Seymour | © David ‘CHIM’ Seymour / David Seymour Estate / Magnum Photos.

The °CLAIR Gallery is embarking on a new partnership with Artsy, the international network of elite galleries, museums, art fairs, and collectors. Artsy’s objective is to connect art lovers with the art they love and to facilitate art education and collection. The network includes such esteemed institutions as the British Museum,  the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Art Basel. Learn more about the Artsy initiative *here*

“This is a thrilling development and I am excited to work with such a creative and dynamic group of people,” says °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “Artsy represents the future of art collecting and we are honored to be part of it.”

You can visit the °CLAIR Gallery page at Artsy *here*

Purchase Information

The featured image is ‘Group of Girls, Poland 1948′ by David ‘CHIM’ Seymour. Silver gelatin print. 21cm x 18.8cm. Provenance: David Seymour Estate. © David ‘CHIM’ Seymour / David Seymour Estate/ Magnum Photos. °CLAIR Gallery exclusive.

CHIM is a founder of Magnum Photos and was considered by his peers as the heart and soul of the agency. He was killed by machine gun fire in 1956 in Port Said while on a mission to cover the Suez Crisis..

All purchase inquiries must be made through email to °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn:  anna@clair.me


Alvin Langdon Coburn

Waterloo Bridge from London Bridge, London 1903 | Limited edition modern Platinum Palladium prints | 28.5 cm x 22.6 cm | Courtesy of 31 Studio / The George Eastman House / The °CLAIR Gallery.

The °CLAIR Gallery now represents the oeuvre of Alvin Langdon Coburn, one of the pioneers of American photography and one of the transformative figures of early 20th century art.

Coburn was born June 11, 1882 in Boston. His early work was admired by Frederick H. Evans and he went on to study under Edward Steichen in Paris. His portraits of figures such as G.K. Chesterton, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Henry James established him as a master of literary portraiture, a reputation that was further enhanced when George Bernard Shaw wrote the preface to his first major catalogue. Coburn was also a vital part of the pictorialism movement and his cityscapes of London and New York remain some of the most evocative images ever recorded of those cities.

“Alvin Langdon Coburn stands amid the pantheon of great photographers and it is a true honor to be working with his archives,” said °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn.

These exquisite prints of Coburn’s photographs are the result of a special collaboration with 31 Studio, one of the world’s foremost platinum and platinum-palladium printers. 31 Studio also works with the °CLAIR Gallery for the Lee Miller archival prints.

A revealing reflection on the life and work of Alvin Langdon Coburn can be read *here*.

Purchase Information

The featured image is ‘Waterloo Bridge from London Bridge’, London, 1903. Limited edition modern Platinum Palladium prints. 28.5 cm x 22.6 cm. Courtesy of 31 Studio/The George Eastman House/ °CLAIR Gallery. °CLAIR Gallery exclusive.

All purchase inquiries must be made through email to °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn:  anna@clair.me