Guy Bourdin

  • Guy Bourdin: This year's best exhibition

    Guy Bourdin: This year's best exhibition

    Dennis Dahlqvist, Kultur November 27, 2015

    He was a fashion photographer who provoked - and were impressed by bresande legs and cut out bodies. But despite the fact that Guy Bourdins porn skoreklam revolutionized fashion photography in the 70s, he died forgotten and penniless. Culture News The art critic Dennis Dahlqvist have seen this year's best exhibition.

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  • Guy Bourdin: Walking Legs, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

    Guy Bourdin: Walking Legs, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

    Aesthetica March 2, 2015

    Walking Legs, is one of Parisian photographer Guy Bourdin’s most loved campaign series, commissioned initially by French shoe designer – and longstanding friend, collaborator, client – Charles Jourdan. Shot against quintessentially English home, town and country landscapes, this high-end 1979 campaign is surely an unusual one – comprising a range of disembodied mannequin legs which appear to be strutting along proudly in their glimmering designer heels.

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  • Guy Bourdin Walking Legs private view

    Guy Bourdin Walking Legs private view

    Tatler February 27, 2015

    Legs-a-go-go at Michael Hoppen Gallery last night, for the launch of the Guy Bourdin Walking Legs exhibition. Michael teamed up with Charlotte Dellal to host a cocktail party so she could sprinkle the space with some of her Charlotte Olympia magic...

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  •  Michael Hoppen exhibits selection from one of Guy Bourdin's most loved Charles Jourdan campaign series

    Michael Hoppen exhibits selection from one of Guy Bourdin's most loved Charles Jourdan campaign series

    Artdaily.com February 12, 2015

    To coincide with the UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin at Somerset House, the Michael Hoppen Gallery is exhibiting a rare selection from ‘Walking Legs’.

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  • London hosts

    London hosts "Walking Legs"

    Chelsea Borrks, Quotidianomime February 9, 2015

    It was held on February 5 at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, an event to celebrate the exhibition of photographs by Guy Bourdin titled “Walking Legs”.

     

    Charlotte Olympia Dellal was invited as an admirer of fashion photography, adding touches of creativity for the preparation of the evening, for which she created a showcase, with legs wearing designer shoes from the fashion house in neon pink.

     

    Charlotte Olympia Dellal said “This evening is a special occasion for my brand to add a unique stamp of creativity and to celebrate the iconic work of this extraordinary photographer.”

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  • Charlotte Olympia Dellal and Michael Hoppen Gallery celebrate the exhibition of Guy Bourdin

    Charlotte Olympia Dellal and Michael Hoppen Gallery celebrate the exhibition of Guy Bourdin

    L'Officiel Italia February 8, 2015

    Charlotte Olympia Dellal and Michael Hoppen Gallery celebrated the opening of the exhibition " Walking Legs "by Guy Bourdin with an exclusive cocktail at the Gallery...

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  • Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

    Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

    L'Officiel Italia February 6, 2015

    Opens today at the Michael Hoppen Gallery exhibition " Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs"that will remain open until 28 March 2015. The series of shots" Walking Legs "were photographed in 1979 and set in the English countryside during a road trip made in a Cadillac from London to Brighton... 

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  • Guy Bourdin's 'Walking Legs' go on show at Michael Hoppen Gallery

    Guy Bourdin's 'Walking Legs' go on show at Michael Hoppen Gallery

    Jessica Klingelfuss, Wallpaper* magazine February 6, 2015

    For devotees of Guy Bourdin there's been much to rediscover - and uncover - about the late French photographer since his largest retrospective to date opened at Somerset House in London. Bourdin buffs can now stroll south to Chelsea gallery Michael Hoppen Contemporary, where his Walking Legs series (alongside a number of original Polaroids) will enjoy a separate selling run until the end of March...

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  • Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

    Guy Bourdin - Walking Legs

    Nicole Swengley , How to Spend It February 5, 2015

    In 1979, French photographer Guy Bourdin took a Cadillac road trip from London to Brighton to shoot a fashion campaign commissioned by shoe supremo Charles Jourdan. Dispensing with live models, he employed a pair of mannequin legs, beautifully shod in Charles Jourdan creations, to tell a story that’s as much about quintessentially British landmarks (Battersea Power Station, Brighton seafront – first picture, a taxi rank, a bus shelter – second picture, a rose garden – third picture) as it is about fashionable footwear.

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  • Guy Bourdin: Walking Legs

    Guy Bourdin: Walking Legs

    Time Out London February 3, 2015

    The protégé of Man Ray always gave fashion photography and advertising campaigns a provocative and surreal twist. Here, you can get a taste of Bourdin's penchant for the bizzare in a 1979 Charles Jourdan campaign shot during a road trip from London to Brighton. Instead of models, Bourdin used mannequin legs wearing Jourdan shoes in deserted locations. 

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  • HOW TO LOOK LIKE A '70S SUPERMODEL

    HOW TO LOOK LIKE A '70S SUPERMODEL

    Elle January 5, 2015

     

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  • The seventies are back! Really?

    The seventies are back! Really?

    Suzy Menkes, Vogue Online January 5, 2015

    Guy Bourdin images prove that this fashion decade had many different facets.

     

    I have been twice to the London exhibition Guy Bourdin: Image Maker (at Somerset House until March 15).

     

    And each time those legs, living dangerously as they disappear over the edge of the photo or disembodied as they lie across a train track, create a frisson of danger and seduction...

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  • In The Frame

    In The Frame

    The Independent Magazine November 29, 2014

    This article was published in the run up to Guy Bourdin's Image Maker Exhibition at Somerset House, 2014-15

  • Fleeting Image

    Fleeting Image

    Vogue UK November 26, 2014

    By combining sex, violence and a uniquely dark sense of humour in his images, Guy Bourdin single-handedly challenged convention. His work sought to arouse desire through surreal implication and macabre intrigue rather than blatant product shots, an approach that radically changed fashion photography - yet he remained almost unknown to the wider public.

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  • Guy Bourdin: Be My Fantasy

    Guy Bourdin: Be My Fantasy

    The Sunday Times November 16, 2014

    Obsessed with death, desire and danger, photographer Guy Bourdin had a style of visual storytelling that is still influential today. We speak to Samuel Bourdin about his father’s legacy

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  • Guy Bourdin

    Guy Bourdin

    Aperture 216 September 30, 2014

    Growing up with a mother who went to Paris twice a year to see the runway shows and who brought back issues of Vogue Paris, I flipped through the magazine at an early age and thought that the way Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin portrayed women was the way women were meant to be: bold, strong, wild, erotic, and independent.

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