Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary
Lucien Clergue, ‘Centenary Portfolio (15 photographs)’, 1981, Odon Wagner Contemporary

Each image enhanced with annotations by Clergue.

Series: Numbered 57/100

Signature: Signed on lower right by Lucien Clergue.

About Lucien Clergue

French photographer Lucien Clergue’s work is deeply rooted in his home city of Arles. Picking up a camera as a young man in post-war Provence, he took a different route than other artists of his generation, turning his lens on the rubble and destruction of France after the war, often shooting in low-lit, decimated homes. In addition to his scenes of the city, Clergue’s oeuvre includes incisive images of peers such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and other iconic figures in the south of France. It is his faceless female nudes, however—from the subtle eroticism of his beachside scenes to the chic geometries of his black-and-white “Nu Zebre” series—that have become the artist’s signature.

French, 1934-2014, Arles, France

Group Shows

2018
Düsseldorf,
2017
London,
Interiors TS
2017
London,
Current stock
2016
Sydney Mishkin Gallery, 
New York, NY, USA,
Photography: Technology + Art, curated by Emily Ackerman
2016
Sydney Mishkin Gallery, 
New York, NY, USA,
Photography: Technology + Art, , curated by Emily Ackerman
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