Duane Michals »
Exhibition: – 12 Jul 2014
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
36 rue Falguière
+33(0)9-51 51 24 50
Duane Michals / Arthur Tress / Juliette Bates
23.04 – 12.07.2014
Wednesday, april 30th, 2014, from 6 pm to 9 pm
For this spring exhibition, the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff is delighted to present the works of three photographers: Duane Michals, Arthur Tress and Juliette Bates. Two historic figures of American photography and a newcomer, united by their poetic vision of a reality staged and transformed by photography.
Duane Michals (USA, *1932)
Since the 1960s, Duane Michals’ work has been defined by a combination of text and photography. The American artist, who describes himself as “writer of photography”, tells stories and writes the “movements of the soul” in his shots. In exclusivity for the gallery, Duane Michals developed a series of unique pieces. From old anonymous photographs discovered at the parisian Galerie Lumière des Roses, the photographer became painter and paid tribute to ten writers, affirming his literary culture and his love of France. Duane Michals used collage, drawing, painting and text to make his own these images of the past, views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower or just anonymous portraits which he transformed into dreamed portraits, true homages to Apollinaire, Genet, Proust, Voltaire, Eluard, Sand, Flaubert, Sartre ...