Jacques-Henri Lartigue: The Blink of an Eye

8 June – 9 August 2016

Michael Hoppen Gallery


‘The show opening in June features some of Lartigue’s best-loved images including those of his female muses such as the irrepressible Bibi, Rene Perle and Chou Valton and his wonderful last wife, Florette. The photographs of sun-drenched holidays on the French Riviera, fast cars and casual strolls down the promenade between the Wars crystallise the image of la Belle Epoque. However, what makes this show different is William Boyds keen take on Lartigue’s ability to make the perfect ‘snapshot’ before the snapshot was invented! He had the extraordinary ability to reveal the truth of the moment with such simplicity where his prodigious and child-like manner served this style so well.’


Coco on the terrace, Neuilly, June 1938

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