PARIS.- Galerie Daniel Templon
announced that it will be taking part in the 18th Paris Photo international photography fair. The fair is being held from 13 to 16 November 2014 under the glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris.
Founded in 1966, the gallery has been involved in major international events such as Fiac and Art Basel for over thirty years. However, this is the first time it will be exhibiting at Paris Photo.
The gallery, renowned for introducing the French public to leading American artists such as Judd, Warhol, Basquiat and Haring, has always attached great importance to showing the work of photographers. It was the first gallery to exhibit Helmut Newtons work in 1981. Other famous artists have also presented their work at the Rue Beaubourg space: William Eggleston, Robert Mappelthorpe, Ed Ruscha, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Jean-Marc Bustamante.
The gallerys Paris Photo stand will focus on three artists:
- internationally renowned artistic duo Pierre et Gilles, who will be following up their successful spring exhibition on the theme of heroes with a series of pieces they have worked on together to create a world where painting and photography meet. A particular highlight is the first showing of their portrait of singer Stromae;
- American photographer David LaChapelle with his startling Landscape series, based on handcrafted scale models, that explores the theme of oil refineries and reflects the environmental and ecological concerns that have marked his work over recent years;
- the pioneer of "staged photography, James Casebere, whose architectural structures, standing lost and alone in the midst of unchanging nature, continue his examination of the home as the utopian symbol of American society.
The stand will also feature works by Gregory Crewdson, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Kehinde Wiley.