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Avedon's France: Old World, New Look



    Audrey Hepburn with Balloons, Funny Face, 1957

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  • François-Mitterrand

    Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Sunday, 13 a.m. - 7 p.m. (closure of the pay desk: 6 p.m.)
    Closed on public holidays

    Full price: 9 € (one ticket for two exhibitions: 11 €)
    Reduced price: 7 € (one ticket for two exhibitions: 9 €)

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from October 18, 2016 to February 26, 2017 François-Mitterrand / Gallery 2

This exhibition, that brings together some 200 pieces by Richard Avedon (1923- 2004), explores the unique relationship that the American photographer built up with France. Famous and celebrated throughout the world for his fashion photographs but also for his celebrity portraits, Richard Avedon had close ties with France. The exhibition focuses on the signs of this deep affection, from the 1940s when he came to photograph the fashion collections in Paris for the magazine Harper’s Bazaar to his collaboration with the magazine Egoïste, from 1985. Meanwhile, he came back in 1968 to work on the publication of a monograph of Jacques Henri Lartigue. Each encounter was an opportunity to infuse his photography with inspiration from other forms including written text, books, film, dance…

Avedon’s France is told through an array of celebrity portraits taken by the photographer himself – Jean Cocteau, Coco Chanel, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Genet, Jeanne Moreau, Yannick Noah, or Isabelle Adjani -, backed up by a film, a book and a magazine.

Exhibition with the support of Terra Foundation for American
In the framework of Paris Photo



Thursday, August 4, 2016

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