SHUNK-KENDER  - Art through the eye of the camera (1957-1983) New

SHUNK-KENDER - Art through the eye of the camera (1957-1983)

From the 1950s to the early 1980s, Harry Shunk and János Kender photographed the incredible effervescence of the artistic avant-garde in Paris and New York. First monograph dedicated to this remarkable photographic archive through over 800 photographs, several illustrated essays counting the remarkable history of this body of work composed of over 200 000 vintage, contact prints as well as negatives.

Shunk-Kender had mixed with artists such as John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Dan Graham, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Tinguely, Jacques Villeglé, Andy Warhol...

Their photographs bear witness to the emergence of new creative acts, from the everyday life of the studios, the public performances, the world of the galle­ries, and the milestone openings of groundbreaking exhibitions. At once major documents on the international avant-gardes of the 1950s to 1970s, these eyewitness images also established specific photographic systems and devices. They captured faces, creative gestures, the life of the studio, eve­nings between artists and collectors, using framings and ap­proaches that constitute photographic oeuvres in their own right.

This publication has received the support of

the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. 

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Hardcover, 19,5 x 25,5 cm
484 pages, 840 B&W photographs

Two versions: English and French


Jack Cowart, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
Glenn R. Phillips, Getty Research Institute
From the Centre Pompidou: Didier Schulmann, Florian Ebner, Chloé Goualc’h and Stéphanie Rivoire, Julie Jones, Marcella Lista

Copublished with Les Éditions du Centre Pompidou

Exhibition Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
March 27 – August 5, 2019

49,00 €

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