I invested myself in the soul of a foundation director or a museum curator to dare take an interest in memorable acquisitions. In this case, there is no longer any question of budget since the financial counterparts amount to several tens of thousands of euros. I offer you six works to share, contemplate and savor according to my personal criteria of course.
de Beauvoir [Trevor Paglen]
I found this portrait of Simone de Beauvoir very touching and perfectly photographic. This image is the magical moment of the meeting – shifted in time – of two creators with two strong personalities who disappear completely to offer us an exceptional photograph. The leader of feminist thought and action caught up with her space of poetic sensitivity by Trevor Paglen.
Gustav Klimt [Moriz Nähr]
The father of the “tree of life”, famous Austrian painter from the beginning of the 20th century, immortalized by Moriz Nähr, two years after the conceptual presentation of his frieze. Photographically, another perfect work with an active and flawless participation of Gustav Klimt and his cat in harmony . Everything is within the reach of the reader in a single photograph and as before the notoriety of the subject is only one of the elements of construction of this masterpiece.
A still life (or almost) that this no longer fresh bouquet by Richard Learoyd which was immortalized during the great confinement of 2020. This is a unique copy of four direct shots. The quality of this Ilfochrome is quite remarkable for this very recent photograph.
Estudo modern [Gaspar Gasparian]
This very graphic study from 1958, carried out by Gaspar Gasparian hanging in the corner of a stand immediately caught my attention. The work is perfect and the research is very sophisticated for an otherwise very mundane subject. The traditional silver print of the time is of irreproachable quality, a priori. A very safe value for a photograph which perfectly marks the various creations of this period.
Dyptique Max & Helena [Pierre Gonnord]
I have always liked the work of Pierre Gonnord and his gigantic portraits which, because of their size, lose, in my opinion, the qualification of portraits. The effect is accentuated by this diptych presentation. No matter the woman, no matter the bird, we are in a story of looks, even more so in the confrontation of what can happen behind two eyes. The work is topical.
Canasta de Luz [Flor Garduño]
Finally one of the very beautiful photographs, black and white photograph printed in charcoal, by Flor Garduño. This very beautiful image proposed by Galerie Sophie Scheidecker was numbered 7 out of 10 and seemed a bit expensive for a designer who produces a lot and with a flexible numbering. This does not detract from the beauty of this image from the end of the last century.
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