Daniel Blau is pleased to present “Tondo”, an exhibition of vintage 20th century prints and early 19th century photographs.
The subjects of the pictures in the show range from cityscapes to lunar craters, portraits and architecture. What the diverse works hold in common is a circular theme, with some of the photographs taking a round subject as the focus, and others being produced with a circular frame.
From the earliest days of the medium, photographers have experimented with the possibilities of the artform, developing novel ways of producing pictures. Some of the works deploy a fisheye lens to produce a round image, while others involve masking and printing processes.
We will also show a selection of remarkable original NASA prints, including photographs of Mars from the Viking and Mariner missions and stunning photographs of the Earth from space. These cosmic pictures, featuring spherical planets and moon, echo and extend the theme of our ‘round’ exhibition.
Galerie Meyer Oceanic Art & Eskimo Art
Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art celebrates 39 years of fine antiques and Tribal Art in 2019. The original gallery was opened by my father, Oscar Meyer, on rue du Sabot just a few streets away, on the other side of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1946/1947. Later in the early 1950's he moved to the United States, met and married my mother, Rita Alix Meyer. They settled in Los Angeles and opened up a very large gallery at 847 North La Cienega Bd. They closed in 1971 and moved to Paris where they took an early retirement from the active world of dealing in art and devoted themselves to collecting. After my father's death in 1979, Rita Alix Meyer opened a small shop in the “Louvre des Antiquaires”.
Galerie Daniel Blau
Daniel Blau opened his first gallery back in 1990 in an old bakery’s basement in Munich. Established today on Maximilianstraße, the gallery is specialised in modern and contemporary art. Living up to its reputation, he recently discovered vintage prints by Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa and Weegee. The exhibited photographs are mostly unseen, and some of them have been attributed to their authors for the first time.