Centre Pompidou-Metz

Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists

26 Feb - 09 Jun 2014

Jean Pigozzi
Mick Jagger et Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hôtel du Cap, Antibes, 1990
Épreuve gélatino-argentique
27,9 × 35,6 cm
Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris
© Jean Pigozzi/Centre Pompidou, Mnam-Cci, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/image courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection
26 February - 9 June 2014

Centre Pompidou-Metz dedicates an unprecedented exhibition to the phenomenon and aesthetic of paparazzi photography through more than 600 works (photography, painting, video, sculpture, installation, etc.).

Covering fifty years of celebrities caught in the lens, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists considers the paparazzo at work by examining the complex and fascinating ties that form between photographer and photographed, going on to reveal the paparazzi influence on fashion photography.

By associating some of the genre's leading names, including Ron Galella, Pascal Rostain and Bruno Mouron, Tazio Secchiaroli, with reflections on this modern-day myth by Richard Avedon, Raymond Depardon, William Klein, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists sets out to define the paparazzi aesthetic.

A catalogue, jointly published by Centre Pompidou-Metz and Flammarion, accompanies the exhibition.

Clément Chéroux, curator, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, head of the photography department

Curatorial assistants:
Quentin Bajac, chief curator of photography, MoMA, New York
Sam Stourdzé, director, Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne

Curated and produced by Centre Pompidou-Metz, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists will be shown at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt from 27 June to 12 October 2014.

Tags: Richard Avedon, Raymond Depardon, Ron Galella, William Klein, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol