STARE.LOVE.SHARE: Guy Bourdin at Michael Hoppen Gallery
Guy Bourdin’s work – a unique blend of surreal and erotic imagery – filled the pages of international magazines such as French Vogue during the 1970s and also became synonymous with the revolutionary advertising campaigns for Charles Jourdan. Rejecting the typical ‘product’ shot in favour of staging unsettling scenarios that hint at consumption, sex and desire, his photographs sought to shock and play on viewer’s curiosities.
This exhibition introduces rarely-seen before, limited edition work of some of his most captivating images – including a selection from his renowned series for the Pentax Calendar of 1980. Michael Hoppen Gallery is the exclusive representative of the Estate of Guy Bourdin.
Michael Hoppen Gallery
02.02.12 – 10.03.12
© Guy Bourdin – Guy Bourdin Archives, January 1978. Copyright Estate of Guy Bourdin. Reproduced by permission. Courtesy of the Michael Hoppen Gallery.
The Guy Bourdin – Photo France July 1987. © Estate of Guy Bourdin. Reproduced by permission. Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery