Doyle: Photographs (June 2019) - Doyle
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Undated. Digital chromogenic print printed posthumously, signed on verso by Samuel Bourdin on handstamp, copy from the edition of 18. Framed

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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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Women on View: Aesthetics of Desire in AdvertisingGalerie 36
2017
Guy Bourdin: Image MakerHelmut Newton Foundation - Museum for Photography
NUDESGrob Gallery
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Woman with portrait of John Travolta

Digital chromogenic print printed posthumously
12 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
31.8 × 49.5 cm
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Doyle

Undated. Digital chromogenic print printed posthumously, signed on verso by Samuel Bourdin on …

Medium

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.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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