Jean-Paul Goude

French, born 1940

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Jean-Paul Goude

French, born 1940

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With an approach rooted in dance and an eye always out, in his words, “for equilibrium, symmetry, and rhythm in an image,” Jean-Paul Goude is one of the foremost photographers, designers, and art directors of his generation. Since the 1960s, he has applied his explosive creativity to the fashion, advertising, and music industries, pushing filmmaking, photography, and design well beyond perceived limitations. Andy Warhol, with whom he worked while art director at Esquire, declared him the best photographer in the world. He is famous for manipulating images well before this became the norm. With scissors and glue, he would cut apart his models’ bodies, then reassemble them into elongated, fantastical figures. Goude’s numerous achievements include crafting Grace Jones’s public image, and serving as Art Director of France’s 1989 Revolution Bicentennial parade—like all of his projects, a visual feast.

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Biography

With an approach rooted in dance and an eye always out, in his words, “for equilibrium, symmetry, and rhythm in an image,” Jean-Paul Goude is one of the foremost photographers, designers, and art directors of his generation. Since the 1960s, he has applied his explosive creativity to the fashion, advertising, and music industries, pushing filmmaking, photography, and design well beyond perceived limitations. Andy Warhol, with whom he worked while art director at Esquire, declared him the best photographer in the world. He is famous for manipulating images well before this became the norm. With scissors and glue, he would cut apart his models’ bodies, then reassemble them into elongated, fantastical figures. Goude’s numerous achievements include crafting Grace Jones’s public image, and serving as Art Director of France’s 1989 Revolution Bicentennial parade—like all of his projects, a visual feast.

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Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
group
Group show at a major institution
International Center of Photography (ICP)
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze