The Couturier of French Photography

  • Exhibition
    "The Couturier of French Photography"
    from Friday, September 14, 2018 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
    Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art / Saint-Petersburg, Russia

    Erarta Museum will showcase more than 50 works by the maître, many of which have become cult images defining an entire epoch. The exhibition will feature photographs from various periods, starting from the first stages of Périer's professional carrier with the popular French magazine Salut les Copains which covered the 1960s youth music culture. The highlights of this period are the photoshoots of legendary The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

    Périer met and photographed The Beatles on several occasions in the 1960s and even provided images for several of the band's album covers. These include the famous picture appearing on the cover of the Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever single.

    A landmark series to be presented at the exhibition is The World of Fashion Designers commissioned by ELLE magazine and featuring portraits of the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, and Kenz┼Ź. These photographs reflect Périer's extreme attention to detail. More couturier than photographer, Jean-Marie Périer meticulously arranges every image, assembling a sophisticated photographic collection.


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