From 6 to 17 November, Pauline Bréton (Saint-Honoré Art Consulting) is presenting a selection of some thirty prints by the giant of Swedish photography, Christer Strömholm (1918 – 2002). Dedicated to his immense work undertaken in Paris between the 1950s and 1960s, the exhibition, produced in collaboration with Anna and Joakim Strömholm, will take place at 346 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris.
Born in Stockholm in 1918, Christer Strömholm first studied painting before taking an interest in photography in 1947, when he moved to Paris. Enrolled at the Académie des Beaux-Arts, he discovered the power of images and the potential of photography. Over a period of ten years, he produced a variety of reportages, including artists portraits and street images in the vein of the humanists of the time, but he also demonstrated his ability to highlight the lives of those who were at odds with the norm or conventions, immortalizing, among others, the intimacy of transvestites and transsexuals in Place Blanche (Pigalle).
Following the impressive retrospective organized by Anna and Joakim Strömholm at Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum in October 2022, Pauline Bréton is bringing a selection of the most interesting photographs from his immense body of work to the French capital. From anonymous figures to remarkable portraits of Giacometti, Man Ray, Le Corbusier and Fernand Léger, most of the images reveal a certain gravity that systematically arouses our curiosity and gradually gives way to gentleness.
This exhibition resonates with the one currently on show at the Centre Pompidou – Corps à corps – for which one of the artist’s photographs is on the front cover, and which also features eight of his pictures of the “Amies de Place Blanche”, belonging to the famous collector Marin Karmitz.
Christer Strömholm – A Swedish Eye in Paris Saint-Honoré Art Consulting
Saint-Honoré Art Consulting
346 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris
November 06, 2023 to November 17, 2023