Opening at Vieux Chalet in Gstaad, ‘Picasso Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan’ gives a remarkable insight into the work and life of Picasso. Ceramics and paintings by the artist are presented in tandem with vintage photographs taken by the legendary photographer David Douglas Duncan during a period of unprecedented access to the artist’s studio. The works on view, created concurrently with the photographs,can be encountered as an ‘intervention’ throughout the domestic spaces of the chalet. The photographs, some of which have never beenexhibited before, give an intimate portrait of the artist at work and at home. The project has been organised in close collaboration with the artist’sson, Claude Picasso, and James Koch, Partner at Hauser & Wirth. David Douglas Duncan was a renowned war photographer, photojournalist, and a self-described nomad. He was among the most influentialphotographers of the last century, capturing World War II, the Vietnam War, and photo essays for Life magazine which enabled him to roam the world.The resulting images filled more than 25 books, including eight on Picasso. Duncan’s first encounter with Picasso happened in...
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