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In this exciting retrospective exhibition, Philippe Halsmann's "Astonish Me!" showcases the admired photographer's high-spirited style that captured an array of well-known figures of the 20th century, from Marilyn Monroe to Albert Einstein.

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The exhibition ‘Astonish Me’, at the Kunsthal Rotterdam is a retrospective of work by Philippe Halsman (1906 -1979), one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Halsman is well-known for his portraits of famous people and for his collaboration with Salvador Dalí and Alfred Hitchcock. He was always searching for new photographic perspectives, and his oeuvre exposes an exceptional …

The exhibition ‘Astonish Me’, at the Kunsthal Rotterdam is a retrospective of work by Philippe Halsman (1906 -1979), one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Halsman is well-known for his portraits of famous people and for his collaboration with Salvador Dalí and Alfred Hitchcock. He was always searching for new photographic perspectives, and his oeuvre exposes an exceptional degree of inventiveness and technical skill. Over a short period of time, he became an admired portrait artist, the subjects in front of his lens including numerous famous names such as Audrey Hepburn, …

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Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341
Rotterdam, NL