Internationally admired French photographer François Halard is now on show with an extensive collection of architecture and interiors portraits at the Demish Danant Gallery in New York.
The exhibition features a broad number of photographs spanning 20 years of his career, giving the viewer a precious glance into a few of the extraordinary architectural milestones of the 20th century that have never been published or exhibited before.
These photographs were part of the artist’s personal collection and have been accurately selected by him and director of the host gallery, Suzanne Demisch, and also include over 40 polaroid images exhibited on a marble-top dining table, under glass.
On show are some of the greatest Modernist architecture works of art, such as Adalberto Libera’s Casa Malaparte on Capri Island, or Albert Frey’s House in Palm Springs, Oscar Niemeyer’s French Communist Party Headquarters in Paris, Robert Mallet-Stevens’ Villa Noailles, a series of pictures of Robert Rauschenberg in his studio on Captiva Island in Florida as well as interiors by Italian Architect Carlo Mollino.
These dreamlike architecture and interiors portraits also provide rare and intimate views of Halard’s dedicated photographic process and highlight his acute sensitivity to materials and interior details, shaped by a prolific career as a magazine photographer and a lifelong exposure to haute design, initiated by being the son of two well-known interior designers.
François Halard: Architecture opened on February 1st and will be on show for a month, until the 1st of March. For more information please visit the Demisch Danant Gallery website. -Vittoria Toffoli
All pictures courtesy of François Halard and Demish Danant Gallery