Photographs and polaroids from 20 years of modernism


François Halard on Architecture

By Ambra Medda

Opening this past Thursday, Demisch Danant present François Halard: Architecture, a selection of photographs and unique Polaroids taken by the much-admired French-born François Halard.

Spanning his 20 year career, this exhibition presents the Halard's richly textured, and often dream-like, photographs of outstanding architecture and design figures of the 20th century, many of which have never before been published or exhibited. Included in the show are photographs of Albert Frey’s Palm Springs home,  La Maison de Verre (House of Glass), Cy Twombly’s Italian studio, and interiors and designs by revered Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino.

Displayed both on the walls of the gallery and across a glass topped table, this is a great chance for lovers of romantically moody architectural photography to get up close and indulge in some masterful works. But get in quick, the show’s only on until March 2nd!

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Carlo Mollino - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Carlo Mollino #2” 2004. Polaroid, Unique.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - La Maison de Verre - L’ArcoBaleno blog “La Maison de Verre Detail #2” 2007. Archival pigment print from negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - La Maison de Verre - Carlo Mollino - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Carlo Mollino Chair” 2004. Archival pigment print from negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Carlo Mollino - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Carlo Mollino #10”, 2004. Polaroid, Unique.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - French Communist Party Headquarters - L’ArcoBaleno blog “French Communist Party Headquarters #1” 2000. Archival pigment print from negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Villa Noailles Pool - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Villa Noailles Pool” 2000. Archival pigment print from Polaroid negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - La Maison de Verre - L’ArcoBaleno blog “La Maison de Verre #9” 2007. Polaroid, Unique.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - La Maison de Verre - L’ArcoBaleno blog “La Maison de Verre #10” 2007. Polaroid, Unique.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Carlo Mollino - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Carlo Mollino #1” 2004. Polaroid, Unique.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Robert Rauschenberg - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Robert Rauschenberg Portrait #1” 1998. Archival pigment print from Polaroid negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Robert Rauschenberg - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Robert Rauschenberg Portrait #2” 1998. Archival pigment print from Polaroid negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Cy Twombly - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Cy Twombly Studio #1” 1995. Archival pigment print from negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Cy Twombly - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Cy Twombly Bedroom #1” 1995. Archival pigment print from negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Cy Twombly - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Cy Twombly View” 1995. Archival pigment print from Fresson negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

Demisch Danant - François Halard - Albert Frey - L’ArcoBaleno blog “Albert Frey #2” 1995. Archival pigment print from negative. Edition of 7 + 3 AP.

 

* All photos are by François Halard, courtesy of Demisch Danant.

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    • Ambra Medda

      Ambra Medda

      Ambra is a passionate, seasoned curator, who facilitates great design through innovative collaborations between designers, artists, brands, and institutions. Among many other things.

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