The °CLAIR Gallery would like to announce that the monumental exhibition of Philippe Halsman’s photography, Astonish Me!, has arrived in France. After appearing at the Musée d’Elysée in Lausanne, the exhibition will now open at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris. It is next scheduled to travel to Rotterdam, Barcelona, and Madrid.
The Astonish Me! exhibition, which runs from October 20, 2015 to January 24, 2016, includes more than 300 pieces of Halsman’s work, from contact sheets to his most famous photographs. Halsman (b. Riga, 1906; d. New York,1979) was one of the most recognized names in photography for more than 40 years. He is renowned for his vibrant and original portraits of such figures as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, and Albert Einstein. His work with Salvador Dali is considered one of the preeminent artistic collaborations of the 20th century. More information about the Paris leg of the Astonish Me! exhibition can be had by visiting the official Jeu de Paume website.
The °CLAIR Gallery proudly represents the Halsman Archives and feels privileged to play a role in safeguarding this iconic photographer’s legacy. For more information about the partnership between the Halsman Archive and the °CLAIR Gallery, contact gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org
The featured image is from Philippe Halsman’s Dali Atomicus, 1948. Vintage silver gelatin print. © The Halsman Archives, Courtesy of °CLAIR Gallery. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at email@example.com
Kate Winslet has been cast to play Lee Miller in an upcoming movie about the photographer’s life.
Miller (1907, USA—1977, UK) was one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. She is renowned for the creative range of her images, from landmark fashion photography to chilling images of concentration camps during World War II to iconic portraits of Pablo Picasso.
The movie will be based on a biography of Miller, The Lives of Lee Miller, written by her son Antony Penrose. No date has yet been set for the start of filming.
“Kate Winslet is an superb choice to capture the genius of this remarkable woman,” says °CLAIR gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “This film will introduce Lee Miller’s brilliance to new generations and render her photographs all the more precious.”
Read more about the Lee Miller movie on The Guardian website.
The °CLAIR Gallery represents the Lee Miller Archive and has several rare prints available by the artist. More about the artist on her gallery page.
The featured image is Model Wearing a Hardy Amies Suit, London, 1949, © Lee Miller Archives, England 2015. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk. Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The complete essay from Milan Fashion Week can be seen here. The London Fashion Week photo essay can be seen here, but the °CLAIR Gallery must warn you that it may induce a sudden desire to purchase green shoes.
The New York Magazine piece follows a special dossier earlier this year on CNN that featured Lazar’s portraits of Serbians who had been displaced as children. This photo essay can be seen here.
Tomasz Lazar was born in 1985 in Szczecin, Poland. He is one of the world’s most acclaimed young photographers and among the many prizes he has won are the World Press Photo of the Year, the Sony World Photography Award, and the International Photography Award. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Newswek International, Sunday Times Magazine, and The New Yorker.
The featured image is from Tomasz Lazar’s Fashion Week series. Purchase inquiries are welcome via email to °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn: email@example.com