Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to share a preview of our Paris Photo presentation. The fair opens at the Grand Palais Ephémère in the grounds of the Champ-de-Mars on Wednesday 9th November [preview day] and runs from Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th November. You will find us at stand D27.
For this year’s edition of Paris Photo, we have curated an exhibition of exquisite, unique works. The term ‘unique’ has become ubiquitous, but we use it here in its true sense, meaning ‘one of kind’. The advent of digital photography has seen a shift away from traditional photographic processes and print-making. We are thrilled to present a group of unique objects, including hand-coloured silver gelatin prints, polaroids, and photo-collages by some of the most significant masters of the twentieth century.
A wall of the booth will be dedicated to a group of photographs by the contemporary Danish photographer Krass Clement, from his series Drum, which takes its name from the eponymous Irish village where all the photographs were shot over the course of one evening in a small pub in 1991.
Clement’s beautiful, richly toned silver gelatin prints will be juxtaposed by the works of Ukrainian photographer and former rocket engineer, Boris Savelev. His works of elegant observational realism are focussed on light and form – a constructivist aesthetic that Savelev credits to his 'methodical, scientific background'. These views of the artist’s hometown, Czernowitz in Ukraine, dating back to the 1980s, feel particularly poignant now.