Guy Bourdin, ‘Chanel Ad Campaign’, 1987, Photography, Silver gelatin print, AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
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Guy Bourdin

Chanel Ad Campaign, 1987

Silver gelatin print
19 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
50 × 60 cm
.
€15,000 - 20,000
Location
Porto Cervo, London
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About the work
AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
Porto Cervo, London

Posthumous print under supervision of the Estate

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Signature
Stamped by the Estate, numbered and signed by Samuel Bourdin
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Copyright The Guy Bourdin Estate 2020 Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery (https://www.louise-alexander.com/artist/arik-levy/)
Guy Bourdin
French, 1928–1991
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With a career spanning over three decades, fashion photographer Guy Bourdin created pioneering and provocative images. Described in TIME Magazine as “tiptoeing to the edge of pornography but ending up at art,” Bourdin is best known for his iconoclastic photographs of fragmented women’s bodies, considered alternately objectifying and empowering. This distinct style emerged in the 1970s, as his shocking, sensual, and sometimes unsettling images revolutionized commercial and editorial photography. A protégé of the iconic Surrealist artist Man Ray, Bourdin began exhibiting his drawings and photographs in the early 1950s, landing his first fashion shoot in 1955 in Vogue Paris. Once he began work as a fashion photographer, Bourdin eschewed exhibitions and monographs, feeling that his images functioned exclusively in magazines.

Guy Bourdin, ‘Chanel Ad Campaign’, 1987, Photography, Silver gelatin print, AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
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About the work
AF Projects/Louise Alexander Gallery
Porto Cervo, London

Posthumous print under supervision of the Estate

Medium
Signature
Stamped by the Estate, numbered and signed by Samuel Bourdin
Image rights
Copyright The Guy Bourdin Estate 2020 Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery (https://www.louise-alexander.com/artist/arik-levy/)
Guy Bourdin
French, 1928–1991
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With a career spanning over three decades, fashion photographer Guy Bourdin created pioneering and provocative images. Described in TIME Magazine as “tiptoeing to the edge of pornography but ending up at art,” Bourdin is best known for his iconoclastic photographs of fragmented women’s bodies, considered alternately objectifying and empowering. This distinct style emerged in the 1970s, as his shocking, sensual, and sometimes unsettling images revolutionized commercial and editorial photography. A protégé of the iconic Surrealist artist Man Ray, Bourdin began exhibiting his drawings and photographs in the early 1950s, landing his first fashion shoot in 1955 in Vogue Paris. Once he began work as a fashion photographer, Bourdin eschewed exhibitions and monographs, feeling that his images functioned exclusively in magazines.

Guy Bourdin

Chanel Ad Campaign, 1987

Silver gelatin print
19 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
50 × 60 cm
.
€15,000 - 20,000
Location
Porto Cervo, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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