The Musée de l’Elysée announces that its collections have been enriched by a major acquisition and donation: 5000 photography books belonging to Christoph Schifferli and 100 original prints by Gilles Peress have entered the museum.
The acquisition of 5,000 photography books
« Over the past ten years, the value of photography books has exponentially increased. Institutions are now more and more interested in photography books, exhibiting and acquiring them, attributing to them the same status as works, thus assembling invaluable collections. By acquiring the Schifferli collection and initiating an extensive project to digitize thousands of books, the Musée de l’Elysée is aiming to become a reference in this book market, which is just reaching maturity » Sam Stourdzé.
A selection of books from the Schifferli collection will be presented in January 2015 at the Musée de l’Elysée alongside the William Eggleston exhibition.
The donation of original Gilles Peress prints
The Musée de l’Elysée welcomes into its collection the original prints from the second edition of Telex Iran, thanks to the generous gift from a private collection. A selection from these 100 prints created in 1997 for the Scalo edition will be shown in this exhibition produced in collaboration with Gilles Peress.
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