The °CLAIR Gallery is honored to present a splendid new iteration of The Chain project from Taiwanese photographer Chien-Chi Chang.
The Chain is a collection of portraits made in a mental asylum in Taiwan. It consists of photographs of pairs of patients chained together. The work caused a sensation when it was shown at La Biennale di Venezia (2001) and the Bienal de Sao Paolo (2002).
This project is now available in a limited edition set of three metal boxes each of which contain a complete set of 48 prints inside. Only two are available for purchase.
The Chain project is currently part of an exhibition organized by the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and the National Art School Gallery in Sidney, Australia. It runs from 24 May to 2 August, 2014. More information on the exhibition *here*. More information on Chien-Chi Chang *here*.
Reflections from Chien-Chi Chang on The Chain can be heard below.
The Chain, 1998 (48 prints) in a custom-made metal box (each image protected with Mylar sleeve). Size: Approx. 28×35.5cm (11×14 inches). Medium: Silver Gelatin Print. Print year: 2000. Signed and dated on verso with archival pencil. Edition of three (3), only edition two of three available for public. Provenance: Artist
All purchase inquiries must be made through email to °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn: email@example.com
Listen to Chien-Chi Chang discuss The Chain :
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.
The Philippe Halsman images seen on this website are available exclusively through the °CLAIR Gallery (St.Paul de Vence, France & Munich, Germany). Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org