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ART PARIS 2014 

Jumping for Halsman at Art Paris with commissaire Guillaume Piens

Jumping for Halsman at Art Paris with °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn and commissaire Guillaume Piens

It was another exquisite year at ART PARIS for the °CLAIR Gallery. For those who couldn’t be there – and the photograph above should certainly fill your heart with regret – you can at least enjoy the virtual experience thanks to this splendid tour.

And, for those who enjoy a little French, here’s a reportage on the °CLAIR Gallery that was filmed during ART PARIS 2014.

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Philippe Halsman

Edward Steichen by Philippe Halsman, 1959 | © Halsman Archives

Edward Steichen by Philippe Halsman, 1959 | © Halsman Archives | Courtesy of °CLAIR Gallery

The °CLAIR Gallery is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Philippe Halsman Archive.

Philippe Halsman is one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century and has created some of the most iconic portraits in modern history. The °CLAIR Gallery will be showing a collection of vintage prints including the sublime portrait of the photographer Edward Steichen pictured above.

“It is an honour to work with the Halsman Archive,” noted °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “His oeuvre represents the very pinnacle of photography and as an artist he is an ideal addition to the portfolio of acclaimed photographers already represented by °CLAIR.”

Philippe Halsman was born in Riga, Latvia in 1906. He left engineering school to pursue his first passion of photography and initially worked in Paris where he photographed such notable figures as André Gide, Marc Chagall, and Le Corbusier. At the outset of World War II, Halsman was able to obtain a visa to America with the help of Albert Einstein and began working in New York City. He eventually became a photographer for LIFE and holds a record of having shot 101 covers for the magazine. Over his career, he took portraits of an incredible array of personalities including Einstein, Dali, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Bridgette Bardot, and Winston Churchill. He died in New York City in 1979. A poignant autobiography by Halsman can be read here.

°CLAIR Gallery will present the exclusive vintage Halsman prints at ART Paris 2014 from March 27 to 30 at the Grand Palais. More information about the event can be found here.

The Philippe Halsman, Astonish Me! exhibition is currently being shown at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. The exhibition will also be shown at the Galerie nationale de Jeu du Paume in Paris in 2015.

Purchase information: 

The Philippe Halsman images seen on this website are available exclusively through the °CLAIR Gallery (St.Paul de Vence, France & Munich, Germany). They will be available at the opening of Art Paris 2014 (Booth B4) at the Grand Palais between March 27 and 30, 2014 and after this at the °CLAIR galleries.

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Thomas Dworzak

Monument for a dozen Russian military paratroopers killed by alleged Chechen Islamic militants when their helicopter was shot down in 2002. © Thomas Dworzak / Magnum Photos | Courtesy of °CLAIR Gallery

The °CLAIR Gallery will introduce work by Thomas Dworzak at Art Paris 2014.

Dworzak was born in Koetzting near Cham, in the Bavarian Forest in Germany. After living in Avila, Prague and Moscow and photographing the war in former Yugoslavia he moved to live in Tbilisi, Georgia. From 1993 until 1999, he worked on an in-depth project on the Caucasus and its people, covering the conflicts in Chechnya, Karabakh and Abkhazia. Based in Paris from 1998 to 2000, he covered the Kosovo crisis and other events in former Yugoslavia in 1999/2000. Since 2000 he has been based in Moscow.

He continued to cover the Chechen war and the Georgian “Rose Revolution”, as well as the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia. After the war he continued photographing Georgia for the Magnum book and exhibition project Georgian Spring which was published in August 2009.

In 2000 he became a nominee of MAGNUM PHOTOS, a full member in 2004. From 2006 to 2009 he was a contract photographer for Time Magazine based in Paris and New York.

His awards include World Press 1st prize Spot News Story, Prix Bayeux, Prix Kodak, Kodak Young Photographer of the Year, Prix Terre d’Images, and Scoop d’Angers.

Beyond Sochi is an exploration of this controversial Olympic endeavor. The project began as a National Geographic commission in 2012. This non-traditional ‘book’ includes text by writer William Dunbar, which introduces the rich history of ancient ‘Circassia’, the region that is now the home of the games.

Purchase information: 

The Thomas Dworzak images seen on this website are a selection of prints in editions of 5 that are available exclusively through the °CLAIR Gallery (St.Paul de Vence, France & Munich, Germany). They will be available at the opening of Art Paris 2014 at the Grand Palais on March 27, 2014 and after this at the °CLAIR galleries.

Inquiries: info@clair.me