Exhibition Vivian Maier, The Color Work at Les Douches The Gallery until 30th March 2019

The mysterious street photographer, better known for work in black and white, also took a lot of colour shots.

This little-known side to her work is now the subject of an exhibition at Les Douches The Gallery – Vivian Maier, The Color Work.

Exposition Vivian Maier, The Color Work aux Douches La Galerie jusqu'au 30 mars 2019
Courtesy Les Douches la Galerie, Paris & Howard
Greenberg Gallery, New York

Already the subject of a documentary and several books showcasing her black and white photography, it seems that Vivian Maier has now achieved a sufficiently high status for her colour shots, mostly taken in Chicago during the 1960s and 1970s, to be shown in public too.

Exposition Vivian Maier, The Color Work aux Douches La Galerie jusqu'au 30 mars 2019
Courtesy Les Douches la Galerie, Paris & Howard
Greenberg Gallery, New York

Wandering around the streets of the city, Maier took thousands (actually, about 140,000) photos that were completely inknown until 2009. If you don’t know the story behind them, we recommend you check out the film Finding Vivian – it’s a fascinating tale.

This is the first big exhibition in France to concentrate on Maier’s colour work, and it is immediately evident that she knew how to use composition and colour, combining them with her deliciously wicked sense of humour.

Not to be missed for any photography fans!

Exposition Vivian Maier, The Color Work aux Douches La Galerie jusqu'au 30 mars 2019
Courtesy Les Douches la Galerie, Paris & Howard
Greenberg Gallery, New York
Exposition Vivian Maier, The Color Work aux Douches La Galerie jusqu'au 30 mars 2019
Courtesy Les Douches la Galerie, Paris & Howard
Greenberg Gallery, New York

The exhibition Vivian Maier, The Color Work is at Les Douches The Gallery (here) until 30th March 2019

Open Wednesday-Saturday, 2-7pm

Admission: free!

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Exposition Vivian Maier, The Color Work aux Douches La Galerie jusqu'au 30 mars 2019
Courtesy Les Douches la Galerie, Paris & Howard
Greenberg Gallery, New York