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Édouard Boubat

Lella by Édouard Boubat, 1947 | Silver gelatin print | © Édouard Boubat, Courtesy the °CLAIR Gallery
Lella by Édouard Boubat, 1947 | Silver gelatin print | © Édouard Boubat, Courtesy the °CLAIR Gallery

The °CLAIR Gallery is pleased to announce its partnership with the estate of legendary French photographer Édouard Boubat.

Boubat (1923-1999) was one of the great humanist photographers of the 20th century and he captured such iconic images as Lella (seen above) and Rémi écoutant la mer. For decades, he travelled the world shooting photo reportages and his work evoked such beauty and hope that the French poet Jacques Prévert famously asserted that in a troubled world, Boubat was a ‘peace correspondent’.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to ensure the brilliance of this photographer is recognized for generations to come,” says °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “In an age where so much photography is discarded and forgotten, Édouard Boubat’s images are of such profound human importance that they are certain to remain eternal.”

Édouard Boubat was born in Paris in 1923. He was deeply marked by the two years he spent in a forced labor camp in Germany during World War II and this immersion in despair inspired his professional quest to reveal the poetic and uplifting facets of the human condition. His inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal Family of Man exhibition in 1955, which was curated by Edward Steichen and ended up touring 37 countries, cemented Boubat’s international reputation. His work is the subject of more than 30 books while his photography has been exhibited at major museums and galleries around the world. In 1984, he received the esteemed Grand Prix National de la Photographie for his complete photographic oeuvre. Boubat died in Paris in 1999. His estate is managed by his son, Bernard Boubat.

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The featured image is Lella by Édouard Boubat, 1947. The 37.5x28cm silver gelatin print is signed by the photographer and has been certified by his estate. Copyright Édouard Boubat, courtesy the °CLAIR Gallery. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at anna@clair.me


Lee Miller, Out of the Ordinary

Nusch Eluard and Lee Miller | Mougins, France 1937 | By Roland Penrose | © Roland Penrose Estate, England 2016. The Penrose Collection. All rights reserved. | Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery
Nusch Éluard and Lee Miller,  Mougins, 1937 | By Roland Penrose | © Roland Penrose Estate, England 2016. The Penrose Collection. All rights reserved. | Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery

From her time in Man Ray’s studio to her filming with Jean Cocteau to her collaboration with Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller’s photography has always been intimately linked to her personal relationships. This phenomenon culminated with her celebrated marriage to the British artist and poet Roland Penrose and the series of mutually inspired works the couple produced.

Out of the Ordinary explores the artistic process behind Lee Miller’s photography and the network of relationships that formed the canvas for her work. Alongside a selection of Miller’s most compelling images, the exhibition will feature a collection of photographs, etchings, and lithographs by Penrose.

°CLAIR Gallery presents Out of the Ordinary from May 19 to July 14, 2016 at Franz-Joseph-Strasse 10 in Munich. Vernissage the evening of Thursday May 19, 2016 at 7pm. For more information, please contact Anna-Patricia Kahn at anna@clair.me.

Lee Miller was born in 1907 in Poughkeepsie, New York and first entered the photography world as a model for such photographers as Edward Steichen and Arnold Genthe. In 1929, she went to Paris to work with Man Ray and start her own photography. Over the course of her career, she gained acclaim for her fashion photography with Vogue, her World War II photojournalism, and her iconic portraits of artists such as Picasso. Miller died at Farley Farm House in the UK in 1977. To learn more about Lee Miller, visit her °CLAIR Gallery artist page.

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The featured image is Nusch Éluard and Lee Miller, Mougins, 1937. The photograph was taken by Roland Penrose.© Roland Penrose Estate, England 2016. All rights reserved. Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery. For purchase inquiries, please contact Anna-Patricia Kahn at anna@clair.me.


Philippe Halsman, Who Am I?

Marilyn Monroe and Philippe Halsman by Philippe Halsman | Vintage print certified by the Halsman estate and the °CLAIR Gallery | © The Halsman Estate |Exclusive to the °CLAIR Gallery.
Marilyn Monroe and Philippe Halsman by Yvonne Halsman | Vintage print certified by the Halsman Estate and the °CLAIR Gallery | ©The Halsman Estate | Exclusive to the °CLAIR Gallery.

The attempt to understand our identity has preoccupied humankind since time immemorial. Each and every one of us grapples with the issue throughout our lifetime. Nevertheless, none of us can clearly or definitively answer the question: What makes us the person we are today?

The Who Am I? exhibition explores the notion of identity through the work of iconic artists and photographers including Philippe Halsman. The exhibition is curated by Jon Bollmann and Pia Marti and includes artwork, new media, and exhibits from every day life. Along with Halsman, the exhibition features artists such as Selma Alaçam, Candice Breitz, Lewis Davidson, and Oliver Sturm.

Who Am I? runs from May 22, 2016 to September 25, 2016 at the Vögele Kultur Zentrum in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. The Vögele Kultur Zentrum (formerly the Seedamm Kulturzentrum) is a multidisciplinary contemporary art centre that is listed in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance.

Philippe Halsman was born in Riga, Latvia in 1906. He left engineering school to pursue 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 obtained a visa to America with the help of Albert Einstein and began working in New York City. 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. The °CLAIR Gallery proudly represents the Halsman Archives and feels privileged to play a role in safeguarding this iconic photographer’s legacy.

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The featured image is of Marilyn Monroe and Philippe Halsman by Yvonne Halsman. Vintage print certified by the Halsman estate and the °CLAIR Gallery. Exclusive to the °CLAIR Gallery. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at anna@clair.me