Cherchez la femme! – Exhibition at the Tate Modern and London art sale celebrate the female form
William Klein and Daido Moriyama are two greats of contemporary photography. They moved through the streetscapes of New York City and Tokyo, capturing fleeting moments of a hurried life, often in grainy black and white – all of it a world away from the glitz and glamour of 5th Avenue. Their visions often focused on women, interpreting age-old erotic themes in a cool, edgy manner.
London´s Tate Modern is now celebrating both artists with a joint exhibition and two short films in cooperation with Art.sy Films. In the videos, both photographers offer a rare glimpse of their philosophy of art.
Over the river in Belgravia, meanwhile, Phillips de Pury is holding a sale of collectible photographs on 8 November. For those unable to buy a Picasso or Rubens, a limited-edition print from Herb Ritts or Helmut Newton might be an alternative. The two stars of the Tate Modern exhibition will be represented by several pieces, for example Nude No. 2 (1969) from the Japanese artist's famous ‘Provoke’ series, or the shoots that the American created for Vogue magazine in the Sixties.
Photos: Roxanne Lowit (1), Daido Moriyama (2), William Klein (3), Patrick Demarchelier(4)