Vernissage for Yousuf Karsh: Icons of the 20th Century

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Date(s) - Oct 14
All Day


During his lifetime (1908-2002), Yousuf Karsh held over 15,000 sittings and produced over 150,000 negatives. Among these were portraits of some of the most exhilarating political, cultural and intellectual figures from France and the United States, including Ernest Hemingway, François Mauriac, Grace Kelly, Christian Dior and Man Ray. Karsh transformed intimate portraits into public icons, making a deep impression on personal and historical memory throughout the 20th century. The exhibition reunited approximately 70 of the photographer’s most striking portraits, juxtaposing Frank Lloyd Wright with Le Corbusier and Charles de Gaulle with Dwight Eisenhower.

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