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sâmbătă, iunie 19, 2010

Lucien Clergue

LUCIEN CLERGUE the legendary French photographer, who started his career as the protégée of Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau as the visual chronicler of their lives and creative works, presents vintage prints from his vast oeuvre. Primarily known in America for his famous images of Picasso and Cocteau as well as his prolific portfolio of nudes, Clergue has never stopped re-inventing himself and developing the scope of his oeuvre. Mr. Clergue has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, and has exhibited his work at the Musée Picasso in Paris. He is the founder of the important festival Rencontre Internationale de la Photographie and was inducted into the prestigious Académie des Beaux Arts as the first photographer ever to be recognized as a fine artist in 2007. The country that produced Nadar and Daguerre and was home to influential expatriates such as Man Ray, and Brassai selected Lucien Clergue as the photographer to receive this honor. Vintage prints of the woods of Kyoto, New York and the Camargue, the region of his beloved home Arles, will be exhibited.

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