Robert Mapplethorpe and Papier Glacé – 2 unmissable photography exhibitions in Paris

Papier Glacé at Palais Galliera, Paris  March 1st-May 25th

The Palais Galliera in Paris is hosting from March 1 to May 25 the exhibition « Coming into fashion/ Papier Glacé » celebrating a century of fashion photography. The show is gathering works from almost 80 of the world’s most celebrated artists who contributed to the Condé Nast fashion bible: Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Irving Penn. Puis, à partir des années 1950, Guy Bourdin, William Klein, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin …

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Constantin Joffe 1945

Edward Steichen 1923

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Peter Lindbergh

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Horst.P Horst 1934

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Mert Alas & Marcus Pigott 2008

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Herb Ritts 1987

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Corinne Day 1993

Robert Mapplethorpe at the Grand Palais, Paris. 26 March-13 July 2014

Not to be missed either is a tribute to NYC photograph Robert Mapplethorpe at the Grand Palais. The self-taught artist who prematurely died of AIDS in 1989 was major figure of the artsy New York scene of the 1970s and 1980s. His work was mostly articulated around black and white portraits, nudes or still-life and has often been tagged scandalous for being openly provocative yet highy stylised. The exhibition shows about 200 photos which celebrate Mapplethorpe’s obvious talent for classical compositions in which his nudes and highy erotic-charged pictures seems to reach an for aesthetic perfection.

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