Lustre and Lamées, the two series of the Swiss photographer Gérard Musy, plunge us back in the nights of the Sexy Eighties, tempting and fascinating. In his sophisticated black and white pictures, people, gender and classes merge into a cocktail of night energy.
In Paris, the Fashion scene was making the law between Le Palace and the Bains Douches, in New York bankers and taggers would finally meet in night clubs, and in London, Skin Two magazine introduced the world to Fetishism. Parties were all over the town, from bars to clubs, from cocktail parties to concerts in a euphoria of sex, drug and music.
Gérard Musy was there, photographing the creatures wearing leather, latex or glitter that owned the night. Women are the true stars of his pictures, seducers, friends, kinky or dominatrix. Top models or complete strangers, the photographer stands close to them and these queens of the night breathe a sensuality and a freedom that seems now long gone from clubs and bars.
If you are in or passing through Paris, make a detour to see this exhibition at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff. Since its inception, the gallery has been dedicated to the discovery and promotion of emerging talents in photography and video. Many artists such as Carolle Benitah, Loan Nguyen or Christian Tagliavini, exhibited for the first time at the gallery and are now on the road to international recognition.
Set in a stunning former artist's studio in Montparnasse, the gallery holds six to eight exhibitions every year and also has a regular presence at international art fairs, making the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff a must for collectors.
If you have the opportunity to visit this exhibition, let us know your thoughts on Gerard's latest exhibition and say hello from us!
Gérard Musy - Lustres & Lamées
From March 14th to April 20th, 2013
Tuesday - Sunday 2pm - 6pm
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
36 rue Falguière
75015 Paris - France
Tel : +33 09 51 51 24 50
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