"I never read. I just look at pictures."
In collaboration with Jim Hedges, we are delighted to present our new Fall exhibition of photographs, MOMENTS by Andy Warhol. Fascinating artist, shrewd collector, talented photographer, these are several series of his polaroids and unique prints showing moments of life in a dialogue with our antiquities.
This exhibition will present a selection of polaroids and unique silver gelatin prints dated from the 1970s and mid-1980s. The photographs are from two different series: Interiors and Sex Parts & Torsos.
The first one, Interiors, displays "still life" pictures showing moments of Andy Warhol’s life, before, during or after a diner or a party.
The second one is an illustration of what was the Gay Liberation Movement that appeared in the 1970s. At this time, Andy Warhol embraced the LGBTQ community and began making tightly framed Polaroids, cropped images of nude male and female body parts.
Those two series are strictly linked, capturing MOMENTS, scenes of life that almost give the impression that the Interiors are testimonies of libertine evenings illustrated by the naked bodies. Those intimate moments are all singular and unique, just like our sculptures. An unexpected link, a mix between periods and mediums, like a bridge between two worlds.
Gallery Chenel is a family business that is driven by a passion for sculpture. It specializes in archaeological objects, with particular emphasis on Roman arts. Established in Paris in 1999, the gallery has grown over the years and it has settled on Quai Voltaire, opposite the Louvre Museum, where it has fitted a modern exhibition space, a shrine for antique pieces.