Grand Palais, Southeast gallery
24 March 2012 – 17 June 2012
Helmut Newton 1975. French Vogue. YSL
Since Helmut Newton’s death (1920 – 2004), there has been no retrospective of his work in France, although he did much of his work there, particularly for the French edition of Vogue. Provocative, sometimes shocking, Newton’s work tried to capture the beauty, eroticism, humour – and sometimes violence – that he sensed in the social interaction within the familiar worlds of fashion, luxury, money and power. For more information about the exhibition click here to visit the official website.
These images are from iconic French photographer Robert Doisneau. Amongst the photographs is the famous series of the nude painting in the art shop window (The Sidelong Glance—Romi’s Shop) attracting furtive attention from male admirers.
“Toute ma vie je me suis amusé, je me suis fabriqué mon petit théâtre.”
All my life I had fun, I made my little theatre.
Be-bop en cave, Vieux Colombier, 1951.
Robert Doisneau was known for his modest, playful, and ironic images of amusing juxtapositions, mingling social classes, and eccentrics in contemporary Paris streets and cafes. This famous French photographers most recognisable image is Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), 1950.
For Doisneau fans and devotees, you can visit to L’Atelier Robert Doisneau. L’Atelier Robert Doisneau is the structure created by Annette Doisneau and Francine Deroudille, the two daughters of the photographer to ensure the preservation and representation of his work.
This is in Montrouge, in the apartment where Robert Doisneau himself had worked for over 50 years the Workshop has installed its premises. 450,000 negatives are stored, sorted and numbered, allowing to continue the creation of exhibitions and editing books and sometimes offering the joy of the discovery of an unpublished report.
Visit the official Robert Doisneau site here http://www.robert-doisneau.com/fr/