10 juillet 2015

Audrey Hepburn back at scene of her big break at National Portrait Gallery

LONDON - Before Breakfast at Tiffany’s, before even Gigi, there was a jolly musical revue in London called Petite Sauce Tartare that helped propel a young Audrey Hepburn into the limelight – a show in a nightclub that is now part of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). “It is a wonderful coincidence,” said Helen Trompeteler, associate curator of photographs at the gallery, which announced details on Tuesday of a major exhibition exploring the life and career of one of the century’s biggest film stars. “It is very... [Lire la suite]

09 juillet 2015

Bas Meeuws, serie 'Tulpenboek', 2012

Bas Meeuws, serie 'Tulpenboek', 2012. C-Print on Dibond with cast epoxy resin, 30cm x 20cm (12" x 7 7/8"). Edition of 30. 1 photo € 295,-. 3 or more € 275,- each, available at broftvanderhorst
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06 juillet 2015

Photographic Floral Still Lifes by Bas Meeuws

Bas Meeuws, Untitled (#19), 2010. C-Print on Dibond behind acrylic © Bas Meeuws Bas Meeuws (Dutch, born 1974) is a young and passionate photographer. Since 2010, he has dedicated himself to rejuvenating the traditional and very Dutch genre of flower still life painting through the modern medium of digital photography. With his works, Meeuws intends to add real and timeless beauty to everyday life. Delight and bliss, these are the things which he is after. And indeed, the splendid beauty of his works is... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2015

Valérie Belin, "Les images intranquilles" au Centre Pompidou

Valérie Belin, Corbeilles de fruits (Sans titre), 2007. Epreuve chromogène montée sous Diasec © Centre Pompidou, Mnam-Cci /Georges Meguerditchian et Ph. Migeat /Dist. Rmn-Gp, © Adagp, 2015 PARIS - D'où provient ce sentiment d'inquiétante étrangeté que produisent les photographies de Valérie Belin? De la carnation vivante de ses mannequins de vitrine, de la fixité du visage de ces femmes rencontrées dans la rue? De l'aspect organique de ces carcasses de voitures, du caractère sculptural de ces bœufs écorchés? Est-ce un... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

Sharon Core's Floral Still-Lifes That Recall Old Masters Paintings

“Untitled 1,” 2014. Sharon Core, courtesy of Yancey Richardson Gallery Now that summer has finally arrived, the meditative floral still-lifes of the New Orleans-born art photographer Sharon Core are a welcome treat for those of us stuck in offices. Consciously copying historical paintings of flowers, Core pays attention to every detail, creating an almost exact doppelgänger — in the studio and, more recently, in her garden. In addition to painting, Core has worked as a pastry chef and food stylist, honing the kind of patience... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2015

Key artifacts from ISIS-endangered Palmyra, Syria on view at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

A limestone funerary relief bust of Haliphat, a fashionable bejeweled woman of Palmyra's prosperous merchant class who died in 231 CE., which is a part of the Smithsonian collection. WASHINGTON, DC.- An exquisitely sculpted ancient bust of a woman from Palmyra, Syria, is returned to view for the first time since 2006 at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Named "Haliphat," it will be accompanied by images of 18th-century engravings and 19th-century photographs of ancient Palmyra selected... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2015

Early Photography in Imperial China at Rijksmuseum

Group portrait with Courtesans, Anonymous, Shanghai, c. 1885. Collection Ferry Bertholet. AMSTERDAM - Rare photos, photo albums and stereo photos from the collection of China expert Ferry Bertholet, enhanced with photographs from the Rijksmuseum’s collection, show 19th century unknown China at the time of the last emperors for the very first time. From 5 June to 23 August 2015 the Rijksmuseum is presenting Early Photography in Imperial China in it’s Photo Gallery. Sheung-mun-tai Street in Canton, A. Chan, ca. 1870. Collection... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2015

" Vogue like a painting " at Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, 30 June to 12 October 2015

Michael Thompson, Carmen as Zurbarán´s Santa Isabel, 2000. MADRID - Opening on 30 June, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the exhibition on photography Vogue like a painting. It features around seventy images inspired by paintings, selected from the archives of the magazine Vogue and taken by some of the leading names in photography of the past three decades. Tim Walker, The dress lamp tree, 2004. The photographs in the exhibition have been selected on the basis of their essentially pictorial qualities. Some make use... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2015

Exhibition of Nicholas Hughes' most recent body of work opens at Nailya Alexander Gallery

Nicholas Hughes, #4 Aspects of Cosmological Indifference, 2015. Edition 4/8. C-Type print. NEW YORK, NY.- Nailya Alexander Gallery is presenting Nicholas Hughes: Nowhere Far. This is the first show in the United States of Nicholas Hughes’ most recent body of work, “Aspects of Cosmological Indifference,” and his second solo show at Nailya Alexander Gallery. Gallery hours are 11 AM – 6 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.  Nicholas Hughes, Light Fall #1 (Aspects of Cosmological Indifference), 2015.... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2015

Three world records set at Bonhams Photographs Sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Three new world records were set at Bonhams’ Photographs sale on April 28. Ansel Adams (1902-1984), Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944. Sold for US$ 179,000 (€162,697). Photo: Bonhams. Mural-sized gelatin silver print, mounted on Crescent illustration board, printed between 1963 and 1973, signed in ink on the mount; titled in ink and his Carmel credit stamp on the mount verso. 22 1/8 x 30 5/8in Provenance: Collection of Ansel Adams.Gift to Wallace and... [Lire la suite]