"Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists", Centre Pompidou-Metz from 02/26/14 to 06/09/14|
In this original exhibition, Centre Pompidou-Metz examines the phenomenon and aesthetic of paparazzi photography through more than 600 works spanning multiple disciplines: photography, painting, video, sculpture, installation, etc.
Covering fifty years of celebrities caught in the lens, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists considers the paparazzo at work by examining the complex and fascinating ties between photographer and photographed, going on to reveal the paparazzi influence on fashion photography.
By associating some of the genre's leading names, the likes of Tazio Secchiaroli, Ron Galella, Bruno Mouron and Pascal Rostain, with works by Richard Avedon, Raymond Depardon, William Klein, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol, all of whom reflected on this modern-day myth, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists sets out to define the paparazzi aesthetic.
Jean Pigozzi, Mick Jagger et Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hôtel du Cap, Antibes, 1990
Épreuve gélatino-argentique, 27,9 × 35,6 cm
Centre Pompidou, Musée national dart moderne, Paris
© Jean Pigozzi/Centre Pompidou, Mnam-Cci, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/image courtesy CAAC The Pigozzi Collection
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