The great photo exhibition in Paris this summer is dedicated to Richard Avedon. 270 photos showing the various aspects of the artist’s career, from 1946 up to 2004, the year of his death, are to be seen at the Galerie du Jeu de Paume, in the Tuileries Garden.
Fashion pictures for Harper’s Bazaar magazine, like this one of Dovima wearing an evening gown by Christian Dior and posing with elephants at Paris Cirque d’hiver in 1955.
Or this 1968 portrait of Twiggy, a star model of the sixties, wearing a fancy hair do by Ara Gallant :
He’s been shooting politicians, artists and rockstars… and himself, like in this self portrait taken on August 20 1980.
In the eighties, he started focusing on anonymous working class people :
Roberto Lopez, worker on an oil field in Lyons Texas, portraited on September 28 1980, is part of the series In the American West, as well as :
Sandra Bennet, from Rocky Ford, Colorado,12 years old, portraited on August 23 1980.
All this pictures copyright the Richard Avedon Foundation, courtesy le Jeu de Paume, and many thanks to the great site where you can go to if you want to know all about modern art exhibitions in Paris and all over France : www.paris-art.com/,
Richard Avedon, exhibition up to September 28, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1 place de la Concorde 75001 Paris, Metro Concorde, tel 33 (0) 1 47 03 12 50. Closed on Monday, open Tuesday 12 to 21, Wednesday to Friday 12 to 19, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 19. Entrance € 7.
More information on : www.jeudepaume.org
And after or before visiting this exhibition, take a walk in the garden and take a look at the modern sculptures. Don’miss Clara Clara by Richard Serra, remodeling the perspective from Concorde to the Louvre :
nore Louise Bourgeois’ Welcoming Hands
to be seen close to the Galerie du Jeu de Paume.