Art News: Charlie Chaplain Photographic Archive Acquired by Musée de l’Elysée & Amy Bessone ‘Baby Got Back’ Exhibit

26 Jan
2011

CHARLIE CHAPLAIN PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE ACQUIRED BY MUSÉE DE L’ELYSÉE IN LAUSANNE

For each of Charlie Chaplain’s films, several photographers documented the filming at the request of the Chaplin Studios. These archives were owned by Chaplin, then his family.

Courtesy Roy Export Co. Est. / Musée de l’Elysée

Now The Musée de l’Elysée has announced a major event: the arrival of the Chaplin Photographic Archive, a large collection consisting of approximately 10,000 photographs documenting the whole career of Charlie Chaplin.

This collection has a considerable aesthetic and historical significance for they include two photographs of Charlie Chaplin by Edward Steichen, taken in 1925 for Vogue, and the Keystone album, which is composed of approximately 750 photographs that document the first 35 films of Chaplin, created in 1914 for the Keystone Studios. Read whole article artdaily.

AMY BESSONE ‘BABY GOT BACK’ EXHIBITION AT PRAZ-DELAVALLADE

Amy Bessone’s ‘Baby Got Back’ solo show is currently running at Praz-Delavallade in Paris until February 12, 2011.

Amy Bessone was born in 1970, New York City and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She was educated at Barnard College in New York and in 1993 received her BFA at Parson School of Design in Paris, known as Ecole Parsons à Paris.

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