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Jackson Fine Art presents Bastiaan Woudt and George Hoyningen-Huene: “Icons”

Jackson Fine Art presents Bastiaan Woudt and George Hoyningen-Huene: “Icons”

George Hoyningen-Huene, Classic Greec Statue #2, 1934. Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art

Fri, Jun 9 - Sat, Aug 5  2023

Jackson Fine Art

From June 9 until August 5, 2023, Jackson Fine Art presents Icons, an exhibition that pairs influential early fashion photographer George Hoyningen-Huene with Bastiaan Woudt, one of the most celebrated contemporary photographers within this tradition.

Reception with Bastiaan Woudt: Tuesday, June 27, 6-8PM

Bastiaan Woudt and George Hoyningen-Huene: Icons celebrates a kind of dissolution of time — the cross-generational influence of one artist on another. Hoyningen-Huene’s limited edition platinum palladium prints depict a cast of characters that could have been one of Schindler’s guest lists. Lee Miller gazes at Agneta Fischer, trapped within a crystal ball; Josephine Baker feigns modesty with a narrow bolt of fabric and a string of pearls; models wear early Balenciaga gowns and Schiaparelli beachwear. Drawing on an aesthetic that
Hoyningen-Huene helped to pioneer, Woudt’s compositions feature the glamour and elegance of early fashion photography, while charcoal tones and a two-dimensional perspective ground the works squarely in the present day.

About Bastiaan Woudt

Bastiaan Woudt (b. 1987, Alkmaar, Netherlands) spent his youth in the night clubs and underground raves of Amsterdam. While always being a fan of clean classic imagery, Bastiaan picked up a camera later in life. Drawn to the medium first by a desire to record his family and others around him, he quickly became consumed with image making. Not long after those initial photographs Bastiaan decided to dedicate himself to the photographic medium. In the past decade he has published 7 books and been featured in numerous magazines. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, such as Fotografiska and Museum Kranenburgh. In addition to his own artistic pursuits, Bastiaan runs1605 Publishers, a platform for emerging and established artists, and a publishing house for photographic books and objects.

About George Hoyningen-Huene

About George Hoyningen-Huene (1900 – 1968) was a renowned photographer who made significant contributions to the fields of fashion and celebrity photography during the first half of the 20th century. Starting out as a fashion illustrator in Paris, he was soon working as a photographer for Condé Nast’s French Vogue alongside Horst P. Horst and later at Harper’s Bazaar. His professional circle in Paris included Salvador Dalí, Lee Miller, and Coco Chanel, as well as Pablo Picasso and the surrealists Paul Éluard and Jean Cocteau. Known for his elegant and sophisticated approach, he was one of the first to capture the style of the haute couture fashion houses of Paris, including Chanel, Balenciaga and the jeweler Cartier. Today, his photographs are held in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others.

George Hoyningen-Huene, Lee Miller, coiffure by Calou, 1931. Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art

About Jackson Fine Art

Jackson Fine Art has a storied history which began in 1990 when Jane Jackson opened the gallery specializing in 20th century and contemporary photography. The gallery quickly became an important voice in the South as well as the international market. In March 2003, Ms. Jackson became the director of the prestigious Sir Elton John Photography Collection and sold the gallery to Anna Walker Skillman, her director of six years. Ms. Skillman, a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 25 years, graduated in Art History from the University of Georgia. She began her career working at the Haines Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery in San Francisco and was directing Todd Murphy’s studio in Atlanta before joining Jackson Fine Art in 1998.

In addition to 9-12 exhibitions annually, Jackson Fine Art participates in international art fairs including: Paris Photo; The Photography Show (AIPAD) in New York; Art Miami; and Intersect Aspen. The gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), and Ms. Skillman is a former member of the board of directors.

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