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Preview: Eye of The Century, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Leica Gallery LA/ Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles

In Gallery on May 20, 2019 at 10:25 am

Siphnos, Greece, 1961, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Image via Peter Fetterman Gallery

Peter Fetterman Gallery has been particularly excited to announce a collaboration with Leica Gallery LA. The gallery will be displaying rare and iconic works by the world famous Henri Cartier-Bresson.

To tell Henri Cartier-Bresson’s story and to unravel his work is essentially to tell the story of a look. Throughout the 20th century, this roaming, lucid eye has captured the fascination of Africa in the 1920’s, crossed the tragic fortunes of Spanish republicans, accompanied the liberation of Paris, caught a weary Gandhi just hours before his assassination, and witnessed the victory of the communists in China. Henri Cartier-Bresson was also Jean Renoir’s assistant on three major films, an artist who sees himself an artisan but who nevertheless established Magnum, the most prestigious of all photo agencies, and who immortalised his major contemporaries : Mauriac in a state of mystical levitation, Giacometti, Sartre, Faulkner or Camus, and as many more all taken at the decisive moment, all portraits for eternity.

– Pierre Assouline, Henri Cartier-Bresson, l’oeil du siècle, Folio / Gallimard

Seemingly present at nearly every significant event during his period of work, Cartier-Bresson transcended the world of photography. The exhibit will open June 13th and conclude July 31st, 2019.

For More Information: Leica Gallery LA

Preview: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century, Personal Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

In Auction, Exhibits on November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1952, Gelatin silver print. Image via Phillips

We are excited to announce that Phillips in New York will soon be auctioning 120 Henri Cartier-Bresson prints from the private collection of Peter Fetterman. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century is the compilation of iconic works from the master photographer collected over a span of forty years.

Peter Fetterman, Collector and Owner of the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica, said, “Henri Cartier-Bresson was my hero, the man who inadvertently changed my life when I purchased a print of his image Srinagar over 40 years ago. This ‘decisive moment’ set me on a new personal and professional path which continues today. The images in this auction are the culmination of a 40 year journey of collecting his work. These objects have given me great pleasure and a unique understanding of the world and I am happy to pass them on to the next generation.” The images in this auction are comprised of landscapes from the artist’s many travels, spanning from New York City to Kyoto, Japan and from India to the French countryside; portraits of some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, including Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, and Truman Capote; and street photography that captured the everyday lives of his subjects from around the globe. Among the highlights are photographs taken of the Russian ballet in the 1950s. Cartier-Bresson was in fact the first Western photographer to be granted access here and these stunning images have rarely been seen on the market. From the highly recognizable Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954, and Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932, to the rare Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, 1954, and Dublin, Ireland, 1952, the Eye of the Century offers the opportunity for both new and existing collectors to discover the world of Cartier-Bresson.

The works will be on view at Phillips in New York from December 5-12, 2017 in preview of the auction which will take place on December 12, 2017. For more information please contact Phillips

 

Notable: Martine Franck, Documentary Photographer, Dies at 74

In Article, Black and White Photography on August 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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Martine Franck

A great photographer that worked in the shadow of her famous husband has passed away …

Ms. Franck was an exemplar of a school of postwar photography that aimed to capture the real world. Her style was to work outside the studio, to use a 35-millimeter Leica camera, and she preferred black-and-white film. She was drawn to fragile populations like Tibetan boys who had been selected as reincarnated lamas and a dying Gallic community on Tory Island, off Ireland.

She also returned over and over to photographing well-known artists, among them the painter Marc Chagall and the sculptor Étienne Martin. The poet Seamus Heaney was also a subject.

“I think our collective sense of the artistic and intellectual life of Paris in the second half of the 20th century has been substantially enriched by” Ms. Franck’s portraits, said Peter Galassi, who was director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art until last year.

For more: NY Times Obituary

On Site: Cuba In Revolution, ICP, New York

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits on October 7, 2010 at 10:34 am

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Andrew Saint-George, Che Guevara

We all have seen the cliché photos of the Cuban revolution over the years. As time passed, the vibrancy of this period has been lost to images of Castro in the hospital living out his final days. Now you can revisit an historic time through the lens of many renowned photographers. Witness the leaders, the soldiers, the people and yes, that romantic hero Che Guevara, both living in the moment and at the time of his death.

The Cuban Revolution of 1959 was one of the most spectacular political events of the twentieth century. A dramatic chapter in the Cold War, the improbable overthrow of the dictator Fulgenico Batista by a ragtag band of young Communist guerillas and intellectuals occurred just ninety miles from the United States.

Among the most outstanding works in this exhibition of rare vintage prints are Alberto Korda‘s famous portrait of Che Guevara titled “Heroic Guerrilla” and never-before-seen images of Che’s death in Bolivia in 1967. The show features work from over thirty photographers, including important images of pre-Revolutionary Cuba in the 1950s by Constantino Arias as well as classic images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raúl Corrales, and Burt Glinn, among others.

Now through January 9.

For more information: International Center of Photography