“You Bought It, Now Live With It!” When the article appeared in the July 16, 1965 issue of Life, Pop Art had been surprising and entertaining viewers for a decade. For the series “Living with Pop Art,” Henri Dauman met three of the most important Pop Art collectors. The three New Yorkers from the patron-families Scull, Krausher and Abrams welcomed him into their homes, around their works of art. A major figure of the movement, Andy Warhol has a special place in Henri Dauman’s work. Star of the collective 1964 exhibition “The American Supermarket”, he posed among the Brillo boxes and the Campbell Soup cans that could be purchased for $1500. Henri Dauman was one of the few photographers who covered the event – this series is the most sought after in his archives – and yet the exhibition was historic inasmuch as it was one of the first direct confrontations between the general public and the Pop artists. Taking the ironic form of a supermarket, it offered a caustic criticism of the art market and of mass consumption.
Henri Dauman, The Manhattan Darkroom
February 11 to May 21, 2017
Musée Nicéphore Niépce
28 Quai des Messagerie