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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 Eluard and Lee Miller | Mougins, France 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 Eluard and Lee Miller, Mougins, France 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.


The World According to Petr Lovigin

Babouchka Valentina Listens to U2 in a Park, Moscow | © Petr Lovigin. Courtesy the °CLAIR Gallery

Babouchka Valentina Listens to U2 in a Park, Moscow | © Petr Lovigin. Courtesy the °CLAIR Gallery

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.”

Download the press release for the Petr Lovigin exhibition here.

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.

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The featured image is Babouchka Valentina Listens to U2 in a Park, Moscow. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at anna@clair.me


Joseph Dadoune

From the Jeux de Tomates series by Yosef Joseph Yaakov Dadoune, 2015 |  Colour photographs, ink jet on paper, photo archive |  84cmx64cm | All rights reserved |  © Joseph Dadoune, Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery

From the Jeux de Tomates series by Yosef Joseph Yaakov Dadoune, 2015 | Colour photographs, ink jet on paper, photo archive | 84cmx64cm | All rights reserved | © Joseph Dadoune, Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery

The °CLAIR Gallery is pleased to announce it will be representing the photographer, artist, and filmmaker Joseph Dadoune.

“The aesthetic forms and underlying significance of Joseph’s work is utterly captivating,” says °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “I am exhilarated by the opportunity to work with such a talented and original artist.”

Joseph Dadoune was born in 1975 in Nice, France. His work portrays an on-going odyssey between mental realms and geographical realms in Israel and Europe. He explores fundamental and critical zones in contemporary reality as they deal with the issues of borderline, centre/periphery, multiculturalism, Judaism/Christianity, post-colonialism and identity and gender issues.

Dadoune has had multiple international exhibitions of his work including solo shows at the Petach Tikva Museum in Israel, the Art Le Plateau Contemporary Art Center in Paris, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, the Museum of Modern Art, Strasbourg, and the Film Museum in Düsseldorf. He has also collaborated with the Louvre and the designer Christian Lacroix in the context of his cinematic projects.

To learn more about Joseph Dadoune, visit his °CLAIR artist page or his personal website.

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The featured image shows an image from Joseph Dadoune’s Jeux de Tomates series. Colour photographs, ink jet on paper, 84cmx64cm. ©Joseph Dadoune, Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery. For further information about the availability of any prints of these images, inquiries are welcome via email at anna@clair.me