French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

June 29, 2013 - September 15, 2013

115aManRayKiki1923 French Twist features 100 vintage prints from the golden age of French photography, 1910–1940. The exhibition celebrates the variety and inventiveness of native and immigrant photographers working in France in the early 20th century. The selection encompasses Eugène Atget’s lyrical views of Paris streets and gardens, Man Ray’s surrealist experiments, and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s pioneering photojournalism, as well as works by Ilse Bing, Brassaï, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, André Kertész, and Dora Maar. All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

Kiki de Montparnasse, 1923
Man Ray (1890–1976)
11 x 8 3/4 inches
Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg
© 2012 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris

 

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Hyères, 1932
Henri Cartier‐Bresson (1908–2004)
7 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches
Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg
© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos
Coronation of King George VI, London, 1938
Henri Cartier‐Bresson (1908–2004)
14 x 9 1/2 inches
Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg
© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

 

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ChampdeMars from the Eiffel Tower, 1931
Ilse Bing (1899–1998)
7 1/2 x 11 inches
Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg
© Estate of Ilse Bing. Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Boulevard de Strasbourg, Corsets, 1912
Eugène Atget (1857–1927)
Printing‐out paper, 8 3/4 x 7 inches
Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg

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ORGANIZER & SPONSORS

All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray is made possible by the Emily du Pont Memorial Exhibition Fund.

Additional support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Delaware Division of the Arts