December 9, 2010
Vintage Photographs from the 1920s
Thursday, December 16, 2010 – Saturday, January 29, 2011
Opening and book signing by Robert Stevens, author of Yvon's Paris published by WW Norton, Thursday, December 16, 6 – 8 pm.
Higher Pictures is having an exhibition of vintage prints by postcard photographer Pierre Yves Petit. Yvon, as he considered himself, though virtually unknown by name, helped to shape the idea and physical understanding of the evolution of Paris. Through his company, Éditions Yvon, he became what David Dunlap calls “the best-known unknown photographer in France”.
Preferring to photograph at sunrise and sunset, he worked the drama of the sublime, making stunning, hypnotizing and beautiful pictures. Yvon's style evokes other flâneurs of the time such as Eugéne Atget, André Kertész and Brassaï.
Yvon's Paris features more than thirty vintage photographs exhibited for the first time.
For press inquiries please contact Kim Bourus 212-249-6100.