Clergue in America showcases French
photographer Lucien Clergue’s powerful
depictions of the United States in an
exhibition that spans the White Sands
desert in New Mexico, the highways
of Santa Fe, the expansive deserts of
California, and the streets of New York.
Through his use of light, textures,
and form, Clergue captures both the
impressive sights of the United States
and the raw beauty of the human
form, often juxtaposing natural and
A catalogue of Lucien Clergue’s work
will be available to visitors, and, for the
first time, an edition of the catalogue
will also be accessible as a free iPad app.
Exhibition curated by Anne Clergue.
Free and open
to the public
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Testament of Orpheus, 1959
Nov 18–Dec 30, 2011
Westwood Gallery, 568 Broadway (at Prince Street), NYC
Westwood Gallery presents a premiere U.S. exhibition of photographs by legendary photographer, Lucien Clergue. In 1959 Clergue captured historic and artistic photographs on the set of Jean Cocteau’s last film Testament of Orpheus (Le testament d'Orphée). The images evoke the creative personality of one of France’s foremost 20th century intellectuals, Jean Cocteau, the writer, artist and filmmaker. Exhibition curated by James Cavello.
Image: Jean Cocteau and His Self-Portrait 1959 © 1959 Lucien Clergue
Clergue in America at the FIAF Gallery is generously supported in part by the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Patrick Pagni,
and the Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery. Exhibition catalogue and iPad app provided by Sedicom-World Graphic Design.
Wine for the opening reception provided by Château Haut Selve courtesy
of Baron Francois Ltd.
FIAF Fall 2011 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Robert de Rothschild; and The Laura Pels Foundation
Main Image: Andrée in New York, 1987 © Lucien Clergue, 2011