Exclusively representing the estate, Louise Alexander Gallery for its first participation to Photo London at Somerset House will present a selection of iconic works and unseen archive material as well as video rushes unearthed from Bourdin’s personal trove.
Using fashion photography as his medium, Bourdin sent out a message, exploring the realms between the absurd and the sublime. Famed for his suggestive narratives and surreal aesthetics, he radically broke conventions of commercial photography with relentless perfectionism and emotional charged energy.
A major highlight will be recently discovered unseen iconic vintage works including Polaroids and personal video rushes featuring intimate visuals of Guy Bourdin.
This will be the first time Guy Bourdin will receive a solo presentation at an art fair in the United Kingdom.
Man Ray provided Bourdin a model of total artistic freedom, changing the course of fashion photography influencing a host of contemporary artists, photographers and filmmakers along the way. It is without question, that Guy Bourdin is now seen in the appropriate context of contemporary art.