Louise Alexander Gallery

Paramount Pictures Studio - LA 25/04/2014 — 27/04/2014

Paris Photo LA 2014 – Guy Bourdin Solo

Louise Alexander Gallery is delighted to announce its first participation to Paris Photo Los Angeles 2014.

For its first presence at Paris Photo LA, the gallery Louise Alexander will present a solo show with legendary photographer Guy Bourdin unveiling works from his personal archives which have never been seen at an art fair before.
Both his vintage works of B&W shots dating from the 1950s showing portraits of artists and views of the city of Paris as well as Polaroids, sketches, texts and his famous double page spread compositions which spanned his 40 years working with leading fashion houses and magazines.
The exhibition takes a look into the complex working processes of the photographers mind and his journey in establishing his status as a visionary image maker.
The booth will present a feeling of uneasy mystery, impenetrable glamour creating hyper-real landscapes and overpowering colour, contrasting his anonymous creations of the 1950s to the highly fetishised work that came later on.

Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) was born in Paris creating timeless images that contained fascinating stories, intense compositions and hyper real colours. Guy Bourdin captured the imagination of a whole generation and is considered to be one of the most daring and intriguing artists in the world of 20th century visual culture, his career spanning over three decades. Today, his work is exhibited in the most prestigious museums, such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Jeu de Paume, and The National Museum of China in Beijing.

Paris Photo, the world’s most celebrated art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, announces its second edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles taking place at Paramount Pictures Studios from April 25-27, 2014.

The Los Angeles fair follows the 17th edition of the original Paris Photo fair, opening this week at the Grand Palais in Paris. Taking place November 14-17, 2013, Paris Photo is presenting more than 160 exhibitors and expecting to attract over 55,000 visitors.

Paris Photo Los Angeles expanding from the original fair reflects the international interest in photography and moving images, and establishes Paris Photo, as a truly global brand with broad reach and appeal.

Press clippings on Guy Bourdin at Paris Photo Los Angeles

Selected works