Last week foxes I had the pleasure of attending Sofitel’s exhibition “Revealed” a compelling photo exhibit. The exhibit showcases the world's greatest modern artists photographed during their creative process as they work.
Melbourne’s elite gathered to admire and view the speculator artists in action. Olivier Widmaier Picasso, the grandson of Pablo Picasso and author of Picasso, Portrait Intime (Albin Michel/Arte éditions), curated the exhibit, hand-selecting the 30 photographs from the collection of Paris Match, the famous French weekly magazine.
The pictures individually tell a story of the artist in their creative habitats in a complete standstill. Observing the pictures made me feel like a fly on the wall, admiring each photograph and viewing their world around them.
Champagne was sipped and crepes were indulged with fine jazz playing in the background. Whilst each discussed their thoughts on different pieces during the night. I had overheard one lady gasp “ Is that DALI?” Indeed, it was.
Among the prized photographs being displayed is a black-and-white image of Pablo Picasso eyeing a Dalmatian longing to climb upon his lap; Salvador Dalí seen sitting in animal exhibit at the Paris Zoo; Jeff Koons styling a BMW for the 24 Hours of Le Mans; Pierre Soulages crouching over a work in progress; Kees Van Dongen painting a posing Brigitte Bardot; and other striking images depicting Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall, Fernando Botero, Joan Miro, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon, and more.
The exhibit is currently traveling to five different Sofitel locations: the last one being Los Angeles (April 24th-June 30th), making it accessible to a vast audience.
Thank you for having me Sofitel