Tim Walker’s major retrospective (a Victoria and Albert Museum international touring exhibition) opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. On this occasion, Michael Hoppen Gallery shares with us the new images Tim Walker just approved for publishing.
With more than two hundred pictures on display, Tim Walker: Wonderful Things is the largest museum show of the artist’s work to date, and the artist’s solo museum show début in the USA.
The exhibition pays tribute to Walker’s distinctive contribution to image-making while also highlighting the work of his creative collaborators: set designers, stylists, makeup artists, models, and muses. At the heart of the show is a new series of photographs directly influenced by his research into the collections of the Getty Museum and the V&A, London.
Praised by i-D Magazine as the ‘inventor of fantastic and hallucinatory fashion worlds in a career spanning over 25 years’, Walker has developed a cult following, demonstrated by the enthusiastic reception with which the exhibition’s announcement has been met. Vogue paid tribute to Walker’s ‘wondrous imagination’, whilst the photographer was described as a ‘genius […] that doesn’t need an introduction’ by Dazed Magazine, and as ‘iconic’ by Wonderland Magazine.
Tim Walker : Wonderful Things
May 2–August 20, 2023
The Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Victoria and Albert Museum joined Tim Walker on some of the shoots for his museum exhibition – 10 photographic series directly inspired by objects from the V&A collections – and witnessed the creative process of one of the world’s most inventive photographers. Tim discusses his diverse sources of inspiration and the emotional connections he has to the objects and people he shoots. Please click the image to watch the video on YouTube.
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things – Video © The V&A, London.