A selection of Jacques Henri Lartigue’s most evocative works will be shown during the exclusive Créateur de Bonheurs exhibition that runs from February 25 to April 1, 2016 at the °CLAIR Gallery in Munich.
Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) is considered one of the forefathers of modern photography and was gifted with a special genius for capturing the movement and verve of life. His photographs are held by major museums on six continents and are included in some of the world’s most admired private collections.
Although Lartigue is celebrated for his early photographs of automobiles and aircraft, what truly marked him as one of the great artists of the 20th century was his insatiable fascination with all that surrounded him. He rejoiced in the subtle beauty of life and for more than six decades he used photography to preserve these exquisite, nuanced moments. The Créateur de Bonheurs exhibition unites more than 50 of these sublime images in both black and white and colour, including a rare selection of signed, vintage prints.
“Jacques Henri Lartigue’s work is eternal because he embraced those moments of joy that transcend time,” says °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “It is easy to lose yourself in his photography, to become immersed in a vision of life that eclipses time and place.”
Jacques Henri Lartigue was born in 1894 in Courbevoie outside of Paris, France. His father gave him his first camera when he was eight years old and from that point on he became obsessed with the medium. His images of early automobiles and airplanes are some of the most iconic photographs ever taken, but his true artistic brilliance wasn’t appreciated on an international level until a renowned solo show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1963. Lartigue died in Nice, France in 1986.
Opio, 1963 | Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de la Culture - France/AAJHL
°CLAIR Gallery presents Jacques Henri Latigue, Créateur de Bonheurs
February 25, 2016 to April 1, 2016
Franz-Joseph-Strasse 10 in Munich
Vernissage: Thursday, February 25th, 19h00
For more information, contact Anna Patricia Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org