Presenting A Print Sale to Benefit the Magnum Foundation, New York
When: November 11, 2011, 6 to 9pm
Where: Magnum Gallery, 13 Rue d’Abbaye, Paris 75006, France
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On November 11, 6 to 9pm, the Inge Morath Foundation and Jen Bekman’s 20×200 project will present a limited edition of two photographs by Magnum photographer Inge Morath. Sales of the edition will directly benefit the Legacy Program of the Magnum Foundation, New York. Three print sizes will be offered, and prices will start at $100 for the pair.
The editioned photographs are from Inge Morath’s Bal d’Hiver (1955) a never published story that is currently featured in Issue 17 of Esopus magazine (USA), and in the December issue of Vogue Magazine, Italy. The Bal d’Hiver was organized in Paris as a benefit for war orphans, performed on ice by European royalty, in costumes donated by couturiers including Hubert de Givenchy and Christian Dior, and attended by an international roster of celebrities, from the Countess d’Paris to film star Charles Chaplin. Morath’s remarkable photos of the event take the viewer behind the scenes of this one-of-a-kind gathering while exhibiting her extraordinary sense of composition and intensely humanistic approach.
The Magnum Foundation’s Legacy Program preserves, interprets, manages, and makes accessible materials related to the history of Magnum Photos, and to the larger history of photography to which Magnum has uniquely contributed. Through its archives and related activities, the Legacy Program promotes research into, and appreciation of, the photographic medium, while safeguarding for posterity both primary source material and original objects.
Susan Meiselas, photographer and President of the Magnum Foundation, and John Jacob, Director of the Magnum Foundation’s Legacy Program, will speak. Jen Bekman andSara Distin of the 20×200 project will present sample prints and information on how the edition may be purchased.