ARAKI | Grand Diary of a Photo ManiacJun 19, 2020
'Searching a grid of mailboxes for Araki’s name in the anonymous lobby of a Tokyo apartment complex felt dangerously close to trespassing. I had been invited to meet him for the first time at this address, but the beige hallway seemed an unlikely choice for an artist who has courted controversy so flamboyantly throughout his career.'
This week we hear Lucy Fleming-Brown's account of her first meeting with Nobuyoshi Araki, in Tokyo.
Lucy is the gallery's resident Japanologist. She studied Japanese at Oxford University and travels regularly between London and Tokyo. Her research interests lie with post-war Japanese photography and experimental arts.
We invite you to join us in the Viewing Room via the button below, for available works, anecdotes, and much more.
The Plant Kingdom of Charles JonesJun 1, 2020
'The remarkable story of the discovery of Charles Jones’s long-forgotten photographs – found in a leather trunk in the early morning at Bermondsey Market in 1981, is the stuff of art collecting legend'.
We are delighted to offer you a summer selection of Charles Jones's remarkable gold-toned silver gelatin prints from glass plate negatives. Each piece is unique and was made by artist at the turn of the twentieth-century.
Sergio Larrain and Juana GómezA Journey to Valparaiso May 15, 2020
The Eye Viewing RoomMay 12, 2020
Michael Hoppen Gallery presents master works by
Bill Brandt, Dora Maar and Shōmei Tōmatsu in
The Eye Viewing Room
The Eye Viewing Room precedes the fair, Eye of the Collector, a creatively driven selling exhibition, with work from that will take guests on an intimate journey from ancient to contemporary. Set in Two Temple Place, the former estate office and private apartment of William Waldorf Astor, guests will discover works of art and design across various disciplines, presented, with the assistance of a prestigious curatorial committee, to encourage new narratives and ways of looking.
The viewing room coincides with the previously planned date of the inaugural edition of the fair which is now scheduled to take place from 8-11 September.
Now launched, the works for sale in the Eye Viewing Room are being presented in two distinct settings. In the Galleries Section each exhibitor has their own dedicated viewing room in which they are showcasing three carefully selected works. Works can also be viewed set against the virtual backdrop of Two Temple Place, in a format that juxtaposes contemporary, modern and ancient works to suggest new collecting pathways and dialogues.
Michael Hoppen Gallery is presenting rare master works by Bill Brandt, Dora Maar and Shōmei Tōmatsu.Nagoya Smoking Prostitute, 1958signed and dated in pencil on the versoSilver gelatin print, printed 200325 x 35.5 cms
Paris Photo New York 2020Michael Hoppen's Highlights May 1, 2020
This week we present you with our fourth Viewing Room, to close the month of April and round up our Paris Photo New York offering.
I hope you enjoy my personal selection of highlights, which include individual works that resonate with me by Japanese photographers Katsuji Fukuda, Sohei Nishino and Iwao Yamawaki.
Also featured are pieces by Eamonn Doyle and Tim Walker as we take you through the story of each work and the artists' influences; from material as diverse as the maps traditionally used by pilgrims to navigate holy sites to 19th century concave mirrors.
As always I look forward to receiving your comments, queries and questions.