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Elliott Erwitt Exhibition in Paris At the Musée Maillol until September 24th, 2023.

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What to expect

Elliott Erwitt: Immerse Yourself in the Timeless World of Photography

The exhibition "Elliott Erwitt: A Retrospective" at the Musée Maillol in Paris is a unique opportunity to discover the captivating work of Elliott Erwitt, one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Through 215 black and white and color photographs, this retrospective highlights the versatility of this American artist of European origin, a member of Magnum Photos since 1954. Immerse yourself in a visual journey rich in humanism, irony, and humor.

The World of Elliott Erwitt

Diversity of Subjects and Styles

Elliott Erwitt's work stands out for its diverse range of subjects and versatile artistic approach. From photojournalism to advertising photography, and iconic celebrity portraits, Erwitt has captured moments of everyday life with a unique perspective, skillfully blending humor and emotion. The exhibition invites you to explore the timeless universe of this artist who immortalized personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Alfred Hitchcock, and Nikita Khrushchev.

Unique Sensitivity in Color Shots

One of Elliott Erwitt's distinctive features lies in his ability to convey a unique sensitivity through his color shots. Beyond black and white, the exhibition plunges you into a world of nuances, revealing the beauty and subtlety of the hues captured by the photographer's lens. Each image is imbued with a singular atmosphere, creating an immersive and captivating visual experience.

Why You Should Visit the Elliott Erwitt Exhibition in Paris

Testimony of History and Society

The retrospective exhibition of Elliott Erwitt's work is a powerful testimony of 20th-century history and society. By exploring his photographs, you will delve into iconic moments of history, from political upheavals to everyday life instants. Each image is a frozen moment in time, allowing visitors to feel the atmosphere and significance of these historical moments.

Exceptional and Immersive Set Design

The exhibition is accompanied by an exceptional set design that adds an immersive dimension to your visit. Each shot is meticulously showcased, creating an atmosphere conducive to contemplation and reflection. You will be transported into Elliott Erwitt's universe through a carefully curated staging, which highlights the uniqueness of each image and allows you to fully appreciate the artist's sensitivity.

A Journey into the Intimacy of a Great Artist

The "Fabrique" space of the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the intimacy of Elliott Erwitt. You will discover the behind-the-scenes of his work through carefully selected objects that evoke his New York studio and the scope of his photography-related activities. This complementary section enriches your experience by providing a fascinating insight into the creative process of a great artist.

The exhibition "Elliott Erwitt: A Retrospective" is more than just a display of photographs. It is a dive into the timeless universe of an exceptional artist whose work subtly combines humanism, irony, and humor. From March 23rd to September 24th, 2023, the Musée Maillol in Paris invites you to discover the diversity of subjects, the uniqueness of Erwitt's sensitivity, and the importance of his visual legacy. Don't miss this opportunity to be captivated by the magic of photography.

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Common questions

What are the dates of the "Elliott Erwitt: A Retrospective" exhibition?

The exhibition runs from March 23rd to September 24th, 2023.

Where is the exhibition taking place?

The exhibition is held at the Musée Maillol, located on the ground floor and the first and second floors, at 59-61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris.

What are the opening hours of the exhibition?

The exhibition is open from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. Late-night openings are organized on Wednesdays until 10:00 pm.

Who is the curator of the "Elliott Erwitt: A Retrospective" exhibition?

The retrospective was curated and designed by Tempora in close collaboration with Magnum Photos and the Musée Maillol. The collective curatorial team consists of Isabelle Benoit, Élie Barnavi, Peter Logan, and Benoit Remiche.

What is the main theme of the exhibition?

The exhibition highlights the humanism, irony, and humor that characterize Elliott Erwitt's work.

How many photographs are presented in the exhibition?

You will discover a collection of 215 black and white and color photographs, providing an overview of Elliott Erwitt's body of work.

How can I access the Musée Maillol?

The Musée Maillol is located at 59-61 rue de Grenelle, Paris 75007.

Is the museum accessible for people with reduced mobility?

Yes, the museum is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility. An elevator is available to access the different floors.

Are strollers allowed in the museum?

No, strollers are not allowed in the museum. It is recommended to use a front baby carrier if needed.

What is the admission price for the "Elliott Erwitt: A Retrospective" exhibition?

Admission prices may vary, but the adult rate is €16.50. Students and individuals aged 19-25 benefit from a reduced rate of €14.50. Children aged 6 to 18 benefit from a reduced rate of €12.50. The exhibition is free for children under 6 years old.

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