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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The featured image is of Marilyn Monroe and Philippe Halsman by Philippe Halsman. Vintage print certified by the Halsman estate and the °CLAIR Gallery. Exclusive to the °CLAIR Gallery. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at email@example.com
Petr Lovigin appears to inhabit a different world, a different planet. Or maybe different worlds and different planets. His visions are romantic and ironic, cynical and dreamlike. Somehow his work manages to embody both the splendour and the defects of life, both what is sure and what is in doubt.
The World According to Petr Lovigin exhibition weaves together all of the photographer’s different worlds and realities. The exhibition will be held in Tourrettes-sur-Loup from April 22 to June 24, 2016 and will feature a selection of the artist’s most poignant work from the past decade. Among the images on display will be acclaimed photographs from his three major series: Fall in Love, My Louis!, and Planet Lovigin.
“Petr creates a reality of dreams with his work,” says Anna-Patricia Kahn. “When I first met him, I was mesmerized by his world, by his photographic marvels. He is a virtuoso and it is a privilege to bring together so many of his most important images in one exhibition.”
Petr Lovigin was born in Yaroslavl, Russia in 1981. He is the most celebrated member of a new generation of Russian photographers and his work is held in private collections across Europe and North America. His photographs have been shown internationally including exhibitions at the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, the Centro Russo di Scienza e Cultura in Rome, the Photobiennale in Moscow, and the Istanbul Modern Art Museum. A book of his photographs entitled Planet Lovigin was released by the German publisher Kehrer Verlag in 2012.
The featured image is Babouchka Valentina Listens to U2 in a Park, Moscow. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at firstname.lastname@example.org