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SNAPHONE untitled gallery

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014



SNAPHONE untitled gallery
Here is presented a snapshot photo gallery exclusively made with an iPhone. Art is everywhere and everything might be Art!
Photo by Pascal Gillet 

LOS ANGELES syndicate vacation

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014


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Los Angeles syndicate vacation! — don’t leave without your West Coast Playlist!
photo by Leila Samïi.

— Barefoot In Beverly Hills by Grace Jones
— California Vacation by The Game, Snoop Dogg & Xzibit
— Comin’ into Los Angeles by Arlo Guthrie
— From New York To L.A. by Patsy Gallant
— Hollywood by America
— It Ain’t Necessarily Bird Avenue by Spanky & Our Gang
— L.A. by Neil Young
— Pacific Coast Highway by Sonic Youth
— Say Goodbye to Hollywood by Eminem
— Sunset Strip by Courtney Love
— Wrong Way to Hollywood by Wall of Voodoo

L.12.12 by Charles Freger

Saturday, December 21st, 2013


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 L.12.12 by Charles Freger

On the occasion of 80th anniversary of L.12.12 (the iconic polo shirt Lacoste and its famous crocodile) the artistic director of the brand Felipe Oliveira Baptista has called upon photographer Charles Freger. He is a photographer of groups, codes and uniforms: his approach is both artistic and documentary, making him the ideal partner for this tribute. The result is a book  L.12.12 edited by Steidl.
Photo report by Pascal Gillet



Tuesday, December 17th, 2013


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Recently, I visited my friend Sebastian Gross and his painting studio in Brooklyn to check out a serie he had been working on. Upon walking in, I was greeted by his cat and a glass of prosecco. I spoke to Ossa, regarding his number one influence, german artist Neo Rauch (whose work echoes industrial evolution in urban landscapes) as well as painting influences (deriving from Cubism, Expressionism, and Surrealism), style ranging whenever devised and felt necessary. Within his studio process, Ossa uses real time photographs taken on location, particularly of those in his life and scales them on his stretched canvas. He then creates a luminous atmosphere of great heights, improvised activities, industrial layouts, branding and advertisement overload (his signature is Anti-Gravity), various architectures, and Fifth-Element like vehicles, including flying FedEx automobiles and spaceships (for the thread of conversation regarding modern civilization).
— Born in Chile, Sebastian Gross Ossa now works and lives in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, located in Brooklyn, NY.
— He was previously represented by Pablo’s Birthday art gallery located in downtown Manhattan.

Words and report by Taylor Ghrist



Thursday, September 26th, 2013


Charles Fréger, OutreMer project , in a single word, which in French refers to the colour navy blue. He takes photographic portraits of “legionnaires” who are photographed upon the volcanic lands of Djibouti and are joined by naval officers from Toulon and Nouméa…

Toulon Museum of Art
27 September – 17 November 2013

Villa Noailles, Hyères
21 November 2013 – 12 January 2014

Artist JR

Monday, May 20th, 2013

He exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Act, talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.

Hugh Holland/ Sandro

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Photographer Hugh Holland who immortalized the first Californian skateboarders in the mid-70s, has worked with Sandro for a capsule collection. At this occasion, he was signing his book Locals Only published by Ammo and takes us back to the mood of the Californian dream.
photo by Bruno Dunis

Vive les mariés

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Vive les mariés, livre autobiographie en photomatons de Pierre et Gilles, en série limitée par Bazar édition.
Debat chez OFR, en présence des photographes Pierre et Gilles avec Paquita Paquin, journaliste de mode  qui dialoguera avec Simon Liberati, écrivain, auteur de 113 études de littérature romantique et Thomas Doustaly de Bazar édition.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Lifelovers by Martin Parr

Monday, February 11th, 2013

ABC#3 est une déclaration d’intention à l’initiative de la marque Camper. S’il existe un photographe dont le travail illustre la philosophie Lifelovers, c’est bien Martin Parr qui a le pouvoir de saisir un fragment de réalité et de le transformer en iconographie contemporaine. Des moments uniques, quotidiens, exceptionnels, sensationnels, absurdes avec originalité, contraste et sens de l’humour. L’authenticité à l’état pur…

Photos by Martin Parr


Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Vision rétrospective et créative de l’artiste et faiseur d’images, Jean Paul Goude. Il reusssit pour la première fois à Paris, une trés belle mise en scéne de son immense travail sur plus de 40 années et nous présente sa vision et ses qualités d’auteur dans les differentes disciplines que sont l’illustration, la photographie, le film publicitaire, la mise en scène de spéctacle vivant comme le bicentenaire de la révolution française. Une occasion aussi de se souvenir de ses plus grandes égéries comme Graces Jones, Farida…
A voir absolument!

Les Arts Décoratifs – Nef
107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Du mardi au dimanche de 11h à 18h, le jeudi, nocturne jusqu’à 21h, fermés le lundi.

Diane Arbus

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
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Diane Arbus (New York, 1923-1971) a révolutionné l’art de la photographie ; l’audace de sa thématique, aussi bien que son approche photographique ont donné naissance à une œuvre souvent choquante par sa pureté, par cette inébranlable célébration des choses telles qu’elles sont. Par son talent à rendre étrange ce que nous considérons comme extrêmement familier, mais aussi à dévoiler le familier à l’intérieur de l’exotique, la photographe ouvre de nouvelles perspectives à la compréhension que nous avons de nous-mêmes…

David Lynch new book

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

This exceptional book brings together a collection of more than 600 drawings dating from the 1960s by the renowned American film director, David Lynch. His artwork was first unveiled to the general public in 2007 by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.
Sketches, watercolours, or simple doodles, this vast collection — carefully conserved by David Lynch since his adolescence, and regularly used by him as a source of inspiration — offers a unique glimpse into the artist’s creative process.
 David Lynch will also be a major contributor of the exhibition Mathematics, A Beautiful Elsewhere, presented by the Fondation Cartier in Paris from October 21, 2011 to March 18, 2012.

David Lynch, Works on
Coedition Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris/Steidl, Göttingen
— Hardcover, 30 x 40.5 cm, 532 pages, 630 color reproductions
— Publication date: September 2011
— Distribution outside of France by Steidl

David Lynch, Works on Paper
Limited edition of 50 boxed sets containing the book Works on Paper and a numbered and signed litograph, specially created by the artist.
— Price on demand
— Available in exclusivity at the Fondation Cartier bookshop and on fondation.cartier.com


Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Di Liu, Réglementation Animale, 2009.

Camila Rodriguo Grana, Roxy de la serie Simulacre, 2007

Kristoffer Axen, At sea, at night, 2008

Lina El Yafi.
— 22 Juillet 2006. Nous nous sommes marié à Bjalebo.
— 20 Mars 2003. La nouvele vient de tomber à la télévision. Les Etats Unis ont bombardé l’Irak.
— 4 Juillet 2003. Mon petit frere à Alcudia. Mon père se demandait pourquoi nous allions sur cette longue place fréquentée par tous ces touristes couchés sous des parasols.
— 4 Juin 2009. Un nouveau depart. De l’université du Caire, en Egypte, le president Obama s’adresse au monde Arabe. Certaines personnes pensent qu’il ne s’agit que de rhétorique, toutefois, on ne devrait jamais sous éstimer la force des mots

Art Paris 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Galerie Zidoun, Devorah Sperber, After Van Eyck( The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin), 2009 / 5272 bobines de fils montés sur structure metalique et sphere d’observation 251 x 251cm

Galerie Zidoun, Devorah Sperber, Spock II, 2008
1702 bobines de fils montés sur structure metalique et sphere d’observation 175 x 145 x 65cm

Galerie Veronique Smagghe, Jacques Villeglé, 1975

A. Galerie, Albert Watson, Mickael Jackson, NY 1999

Afrique André Magnin, Nam June Paik

Mark Borghi fine Art Inc, Richard Prince, Joke


Friday, February 11th, 2011

Paris, February 1st 2011 – The famous Colors magazine, founded by Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To blow out the candles, COLORS magazine has presented its new collector issue at the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris. An exhibition dedicated to famous and anonymous collectors was inaugurated at the prestigious palace yesterday night…


Photo. Pascal Gillet.


Monday, January 17th, 2011

Paintings of the Brasilian artist Zemog, at Santa Teresa Hotel…

Banksy, Wall & Piece

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Banksy uses graffiti, stencil, urban facilities to convey its political messages with humor and poetry. Wall & Piece speaks about Monkeys, Cops, Rats, Cows, Art and Street furniture.

Official Banksy website, click here

Photo. Sophie Demarcq

Paris photo 2010

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Viviane Sassen — Michael Stevenson Galley, Cape Town.

Salon d’art dédié à l’image fixe, Paris Photo réunit, du 18 au 21 novembre 2010, une centaine de galeries et éditeurs internationaux présentant un panorama des expressions photographiques du 21e siècle à nos jours.

Tom HunterPurdy Hicks Gallery, London.

Viktor KopaszHunt Kastner Statement Gallery, Prague.

Nadim Asfar — Tanit Gallery, Munich.

Rune GuneriussenMelanie Rio Gallery, Nantes.

Paris Photo 2010 invite à la découverte des scènes d’Europe centrale et offre un riche programme de rencontres, de conférences et de concours dévoilant des talents émergents. Cette édition 2010 coïncide avec les 30 ans du Mois de la Photo, événement qui fait de Paris la capitale mondiale de la photographie en novembre chaque année.

Karine LavalBonni Benrubi Gallery, New York.

Fabian UnternährerEsther Woerdehoff Gallery, Paris.

Art fair dedicated to the still image, meet Paris Photo from November 18 to 21th 2010 — one hundred international galleries and publishers represented with an overview of photographic expression of the nineteenth century to now. Paris Photo 2010 invites the discovery scene in central Europe and offers a rich program of meetings, conferences and contests uncovering emerging talent. The 2010 edition coincides with the 30th anniversary of Month of Photography. An event that made Paris the world capital of photography in November every year.

Alex PregerYancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

Nadav Kander — Flowers Gallery, London.

Sigurdur Gudmundsson — i8 Gallery, Reykjavik .

William Klein Fifty One Fine Art Photography Gallery, Anvers.

Venue: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
: 17th -20th November 2011

Richard Phibbs

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Book signing by Richard Phibbs at the Ralph Lauren flagship.
173, boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris.

Manuel Vason

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Manuel Vason work may be described in between photography and performance. He learned his skills assisting as freelancer some of the most important fashion photographers of his generation from Helmut Newton to Nick Knight, from Paolo Roversi to Peter Lindbergh.
Graduated from the Central Saint Martins School, Manuel considers photography as a pure collaborative practice, a sort of exchange with the subject, a contract of trust and mutual respect.
Since 1999 Manuel Vason has produced five books and his work has been published on L’Uomo Vogue, ID, Dazed and Confused, Flash Art, Art Review, Frieze, Art Forum, Contemporary, Tate Magazine and has been exhibited at Tate Liverpool, ICA London, Whitechapel Gallery London, Tramway Gallery Glasgow, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol, A Foundation Liverpool, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, VB Museum (Finland), Museo delle Papesse (Italy).

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Larry Clark

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Even before the opening of his exhibition scheduled for the 8th October at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the work of renowned photographer and sulphurous American filmmaker Larry Clark has already produced its first political effects. His images reflect the uncompromising disorientation and drift of teenagers trapped in drugs, sex, violence and despair. By showing the dark side of adolescence which the company insists on not seeing the distress, suffering and difficulties in life, its images are disturbing, at the risk of falling under the scope of law(as access to the exhibition will be only to minors under 18 years). In fact, the exhibition of Larry Clark reactive the complex and crucial debate on censorship, law, legality and transgression, in other words on politics. Respect for the right pays the high tribute for the sacrifice of the freedom of Art!!!

Rupert Shrive

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Artist born in Norfolk in 1965, he lives in London and Paris.
His Art is very specific as he starts at a point where most artists have finished; ater conscientiously executing his paintings he then launches into their destruction; screwing up, ripping, mistreating and abusing, a kind of 3 dimensional drawing in search of a miraculous metamorphosis. From the chaos of decomposition comes Protean creation…

Contemporary drawing fair 2010

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The Contemporary Drawing Fair is the only one in Europe devoted exclusively to contemporary drawing. After three edition on the move, the Fair has found a home at Carrousel du Louvre. From the 25th to the 28th of March, collectors, curators, professionals and art lovers are being invited to discover the incredible diversity of contemporary drawing, right in the heart of Paris. The unique concept of the Fair’s «drawing compartments» offers a high level of intimacy between visitors and the works and promotes discovery of all the graphical forms of contemporary drawing: drawing on paper, cartoons, street art, architectural drawing, etc… as well as spatial drawing. Over four days, 67 international galleries will be showcasing the many forms of contemporary drawing through the work of established and emerging artists.

Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber Inc
Galerie Perugi Artecontemporanea

Isabelle Lévénez, Galerie Isabelle Gounod

Frédérique Lucien Orée 2008
Fusain sur papier 106 x 75,5 cm, Galerie Jean Fournier

Pierrick Naud, la galerie Particulière.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Where: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.


Nadav Kander

Monday, February 15th, 2010

© Nadav Kander, Julian Schnabel II, 2007.

© Nadav Kander, Pacific Ocean V (Gladstones 4 Fish), Santa Monica 2001.

© Nadav Kander, Samantha Power, Adviser Washington D.C., 2008.

Nadav Kander, who has received numerous international awards, most recently won the prestigious photo prize Prix Pictet, including in the short list, Andreas Gursky, Ed Burtnsky, Ed Kashi among others. In the same year, he was also awarded the Lucie Award 2009 for best international photographer.

Under the title »Selected«, the gallery presents powerful portraits of artists and well- known figures as well as a variety of landscape series such as “Colour Fields”, “God’s Country”, and “Arctic Circle”. The gallery exhibition will be expanded by the presentation of »Obama’s People« at the Museum THE KENNEDYS. 

The exclusive selection of portrait and landscape photographs presents an exemplary cross-section of the work of Nadav Kander. Portraits of legendary actors such as Michael Caine and Sophia Loren alternate with cinematic scenes which make Benicio del Toro and Christopher Lee appear surprisingly vulnerable and lost. Kander is able to capture the beholder through his secretive pictorial language thus drawing him or her into the mostly mystical scene. This unique atmosphere can be equally detected in the portrayals of musicians such as Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), Michael Stipe (REM), and Boy George. 

The overwhelming snowy landscapes of the polar circle of the series “Arctic Circle” unfold a magical atmosphere as do the night-time shots of fields and the sea-surf of the Pacific Ocean from the series “Colour Fields.” In the series “God’s Country”, Kander documents his trip through American suburbs. Akin to the American art style “New Topographics”, Kander, in his photographs, depicts landscapes and places which have been altered by man. Apart from notes critical of civilization, the pictures, which often appear to be surreal, also broach issues of solitude and doubt.

The series »Obama’s People«, developed in 2008, focuses solely on the administration – members of the cabinet and closest staff members – of the current President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. 

 — Selected
Starting March 20 till April 30 at Camera Work gallery.

— Obama’s People 
Starting March 20 till October 31 at the Museum The Kennedys. 

Dennis Hopper

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Yesterday was the venue of famous actor Dennis Hopper at Hogan’s store, rue Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris at the occasion of a stunning new book: Photographs 1961-1967 by Taschen. 
More than 500 pages, only 1500 numbered copies in print… Each signed by Hopper himself.
The book is a must-have for fans of ’60s Hollywood with a selection of those wonderful, evocative photographs as many of them never seen before.

Photo. Pascal Gillet

Guy Bourdin, film director…

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Le Bon Marché rend hommage au photographe Guy Bourdin, disparu en 1991, avec cette exposition éphémère. On y découvre des projections de clips vidéo, de photos et d’instants furtifs qui furent tournés entre 1960 et 1980. Cet aspect parallèle du travail photographique de Guy Bourdin n’avait encore jamais été dévoilé au public. 

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
24, rue de Sèvres 
Paris 7ème

Copyright : The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2009.

paysager la mélancolie

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Abel Cezar est tour à tour poète, photographe ou commissaire d’exposition. Abel Llavall-Ubach brouille les pistes. On retrouve ses images le vendredi 29 Mai à la première édition de Focus, projet parrallèle au salon de créateurs BACKSTAGE.
10, rue de turenne 75003 Paris.

Abel Cezar is by turns poet, photographer and curator. Abel-Llavall Ubach scrambles tracks. Images found on Friday 29 May at the first edition of Focus, adjoining project to the designer’s show named BACKSTAGE. 
10, rue de Turenne 75003 Paris.

Scott King 1969-2047

Monday, April 27th, 2009


Friday, October 3rd, 2008

photo. PG/PFL


Friday, January 5th, 2007

Porte folios offre à chaque numéro, 8 pages blanches à une expression artistique choisie.