Pierre Leguillon

10 March 2012
Opening Reception 10 March 2012

Pierre Leguillon features
Diane Arbus: a printed retrospective, 1960-1971

The exhibition brings together all the images commissioned to the New York photographer by the Anglo-Saxon press in the 1960s. Leguillon’s exhibition will present the original pages of the magazines, which correspond to the first appearance of these photographs in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Nova, and The Sunday Times Magazine. While some of these photographs have become icons of contemporary America, others are yet to be discovered. The variety of subjects dealt with offers a wide perspective on Diane Arbus’ talent, ranging from anonymous subjects to celebrity portraits of Norman Mailer, Jorge Luis Borges, Mia Farrow, Marcello Mastroianni, Madame Martin Luther King, children’s fashion, to several photographic essays in which the images are credited or commented by the photographer herself (“The Vertical Journey,” “The Full Circle,” “Auguries of Innocence.” The unprecedented connections realized in Pierre Leguillon’s display underline the currency of photography in contemporary art.

Pierre Leguillon lives and works in Paris, and currently has a solo museum exhibition at Mamco, Geneva. His widely acclaimed recent project, Pierre Leguillon features Diane Arbus: A Printed Retrospective, 1960-1971, has been previously presented by the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; the Moderna Museet, Malmo; the Centre Regional de la Photographie, Douchy-les Mines and at De Hallen, Haarlem. Selected recent solo exhibitions, projects, presentations and performances have been held at Motive Gallery, Amsterdam; Musée du Lourve, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; CAPC, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Song Song, Vienna; Air de Paris, Paris; Artists Space, New York; Temple Gallery, Philadelphia; CNEAI, Chatou; Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux; Secession, Vienna and elsewhere.

The exhibition has been generously supported by the Consulate General of France in Toronto and the United States Consulate General in Toronto.