Paris Photo 2013, the Classic and the Masters (NSFW)
As I wrote in the post before about Paris Photo 2013, there was some of the masters that I missed, like Joel-Peter Witkins (what happen to Gallerie Beaudoin Lebon?) or Jan Saudek, to not mention some of the classics. Robert Maplethorpe had only couple small prints there, however there was an amazing amount of Diana Arbus and Richard Avedon photographs. Paolo Roversi was also widely represented in some galleries. Erwin Olaf, I’m sure there was couple more, but I only saw a small print (proof?) of his Berlin series.
It was great to see the latest works by Duane Michals at the Gallery Esther Woerdehoff that I already wrote about at The New recycled. Or even the Garden of Earthly Delights (after H. Bosch) by Vic Muniz at Ben Brown Gallery. Well, again, once I had seen this work before here. Just as curious side note, you might like to see a portrait of Vic Muniz by photographer Ross Bennett Lewis.
Bernard Faucon is always a presence at Paris Photo as well, this time with some photographs from his series “Les Temps d’Avant” from 1966. Manuel Alvarez Bravo had a photograph there too, after a great exhibition that Jeu de Paume did of his works in 2012.
Fifty One Fine Art brought Malick Sidibé from Mali, whom I wrote about on Crossing Borders.
Meanwhile I’m trying by all means to not talk about Jürgen Teller and his gigantic nudes of Vivienne Westwood… I’m sure before being made a Dame. Ouch. And Charlotte Rampling! Come on…
Anyway, to compensate the aesthetic, you have some beautiful works by Eikoh Hosoe, from 1969, at Taka Ishi Gallery that brought some good old classics from Japan.
Weegee was represented, and it’s always a pleasure to see his work. Unfortunately there were so many reflections on the glasses by the ceiling lights and lack of care by the gallerists that were almost impossible to see them properly. I tried, but my face was more visible in the reflections than the photographs of Weegee… and he’s surreal enough.
Who else was there?
Sebastiao Salgado, who has a great exhibition now at Maison Européene de Photography (I’ll write about him later).
In a more colourful note to cheer up: Ruud van Empel. And still on colour, you can’t miss “Garage Sale” and the “Chaise” among other great photographs by Julie Blackmon.
Next post will be “Paris Photo 2013: A Selection“.
What do you think? Too safe? How many of the classic and the masters were missing at Paris Photo 2013?
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