Elliott Erwitt is one of the most distinguished representatives of humanistic photojournalism, and in his masterful snapshots he is particularly characterised by his humour. The print was made in 2012 on the occasion of his solo exhibition »Paris Sera Toujours Paris« at the Chanel Nexus Hall in Tokyo. The show, whose title quotes a chanson by Maurice Chevalier, drew an essence of Erwitt's best shots from the Seine metropolis. It was here that he had been born to Russian-Jewish parents. At the age of 11, Erwitt had to emigrate to the USA, where he began taking photographs and became a full member of Magnum in 1953.
Gelatin silver print, print date: 2012
Bildmaße ca. 29,5 x 44 cm (29,5 x 44 inch)
Objektmaße 40,5 x 51 cm (40,5 x 51 inch)
Montage, Rahmen Black wooden Chanel frame 54,5 x 68,5 cm
Exhibition print for Chanel Nexus Hall in Tokyo
Signed by the photographer in ink in the lower margin right
Elliott Erwitt's Paris, Kempen: teNeues 2010, S. 142; Elliott Erwitt. Snaps, Phaidon: London 2001, p. 186.
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