À La Recherche Du Temps Perdu
Oct. 13, 2020
Curated by Oscar Humphries
Between his Greenwich Village apartment and his XVIIIth century hotel particulier in Arles, François Halard circles the world to portray the houses, gardens and ateliers of singular personalities. From artists such as Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Louise Bourgeois and recently Luigi Ghirri, John Richardson or Saul Leiter, to magical premises, like Casa Malaparte, Villa Noailles or La Maison de Verre, Halard captures places that inspire both the eye and the heart.
The history of a building, a tiny detail on furniture or an art piece, shadows playing with light setting an atmosphere, the blunt glance of an artist he’s been portraying, François Halard has been showcasing his work through various publications and through exhibitions in galleries and museums around the globe.
François Halard’s editorial imagery and book publications have established him as one of the most prolific interior and architectural photographer of our time. François’ elegant sensibility and charismatic compositions has allowed him to work with the world’s biggest artists and brands.
“For me collecting and living with art is like a romance. In a way if you surround yourself with beautiful objects you love, you have no deception. Because they are things you choose, they belong to you. They never lie. It’s a romance without risk.”
– Francois Halard