»I don't take pictures of dogs. To me, dogs are people.« - Elliott Erwitt
The print was made in 2012 on the occasion of Erwitt's personale »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 immigrate to the USA, where he began taking photographs and became a full member of Magnum in 1953. Among the distinguished representatives of humanistic photojournalism, he stands out especially for his humour.
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, p. 106.
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