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Gaston Paris: La photographie en spectacle

Gaston Paris: La photographie en spectacle

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photography in action

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Exhibition Catalog

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2021. Published by Atelier EXB, Editions Xavier Barral, Paris.

256 pp. 300 ills. 28 x 20 cm. In French. Paperbound.

ISBN 9782365112888

Gaston Paris (1905-1964), a talented photographer who was frequently published, notably in VU magazine, remains largely unknown. A virtuoso technician and ingenious observer, he and his peers catered to the visual appetite of the 1930s. The exhibition invites us to rediscover the importance of this photographer who was undeniably influenced by Surrealism and the “social fantasy“ of his day. The exhibition also reviews the different supports for photography: it presents some fifty period prints, twenty-five thematic plates illustrated with contact prints, fifty reproductions from magazines, more than one hundred late prints made in the 1960s and 1970s, with the projection of some one hundred digitized negatives. For more than twenty years, photography historian Michel Frizot, collected various documents and works by Gaston Paris. The Kandinsky Library, to which his collection of printed documents and periodicals was donated, now preserves a large number of issues of VU. This collection of period originals was completed by the Gaston Paris collection from the Roger-Viollet Collections, which received some 15,000 of the photographer’s negatives following his death in 1964.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- France -- 1900-1945 ; Post-1945 -- Photography --

Artist(s): Paris, Gaston

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