This year, Etherton Gallery collaborates with the French gallery Baudoin Lebon on a solo exhibition,“Icons/Icônes”, in honor of the 80th birthday of photographer Joel-Peter Witkin.
Using an exquisite mix of models, elaborate backdrops, props, wit and wisdom, photographer Joel-Peter Witkin (b. 1939) mines art history, sexuality, mythology, and the contemporary climate before he claws, collages, and manually manipulates his way to a final print that brings us to what he calls the two great mysteries of the world: God and Beauty.
Drawn from the inventories of both Etherton Gallery and Galerie Baudoin Lebon, and the artist’s personal archive, this will be one of the most comprehensive recent exhibitions of work by the artist, featuring photographs from a prolific 38-year span, beginning in 1980. Work on display includes long sold out images and in many cases, the last available image in the edition.
Paris Photo 2019
November 7–10, 2019
Grand Palais Paris | Stand B39