Preview: Sonic, Hedi Slimane, Fondation Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, France

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on September 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm
Frances Bean Cobain (Daughter of Kurt Cobain), Hedi Slimane

Frances Bean Cobain (Daughter of Kurt Cobain), Hedi Slimane

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has gained a lot of lines on his face over the course of his career, lines that tell stories much like the way Richard’s guitar recalls with every note that is strummed. Of course, Richards is just one of many music stalwarts who have left an imprint over the course of the past sixty years. As a music fan, designer for Saint Laurent and photographer, Hedi Slimane is in a unique position to convey Rock n Roll’s history through the camera lens. Often capricious and unpredictable, Slimane’s prickly-ness only adds to his photography’s dynamic, appropriately running parallel to his preferred music’s own nature.

The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent will present an exhibition of photographs by Hedi Slimane entitled “Sonic” from September 2014.

Studio portraits will be taken from 15 years of musical archives, amongst which are black and white prints exhibited for the first time, including portrayals of heroic rock figures, from Lou Reed to Brian Wilson, from Amy Winehouse to Keith Richards.

The project will be completed with a video installation, juxtaposing the musical cycles of London (2003-2007) and California (2007-2014) in a documentary style, painting an alternative portrait of two generations of performers and their fans.

Sonic will open later this September on the 18th. Fortunately for those who may not be in Paris anytime soon, the exhibit will be on view until January ’15.

For More Information: Fondation Pierre Bergé

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