Miró, inside the artist's workshop
Just after the organization of a retrospective in Paris devoted to this major 20th-century figure, the photographer François Halard shares a posthumous photographic work made in the studio that Joan Miró occupied starting in 1956.See details
Among the 20 or so works of art coming from the Galerie Lelong in Paris for the hanging of 77 Faubourg Saint Honoré was an engraving by the Catalan artist Joan Miró, La Môme Crevette. Just after the organization of a retrospective in Paris devoted to this major 20th-century figure, the photographer François Halard shares a posthumous photographic work made in the studio that Joan Miró occupied starting in 1956. The artist himself transformed the studio into a foundation and donated it in his lifetime to his city, Palma de Mallorca. A home-studio that has become a museum of the plastic arts, this house built in the typical regional style houses more than 6,000 works, and more importantly the poetic soul of a surrealistic artist in pursuit of a subtle, silent movement. A renowned photographer and the author of many books about artists’ studios, François Halard divides his prolific creative activities between writing books such as «François Halard Vol. 2: Art, Artist, Architecture», published by Actes Sud/Rizzoli, and «Grèce», published by Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye, and exhibition at Damisch Danant in New York and the Villa Flor, Schanf in Switzerland. In the summer of 2019, 77 Faubourg Saint Honoré hosted an exhibit of Polaroid photos from some of François Halard’s different projects, staged in the manner of a photography lab. In 2020, his work on an interior architecture project by Studio Liaigre in Paris is featured in the house’s new book, «Liaigre Creation», published by Rizzoli New York.
Photographs credits: François Halard
Texts : Françoise-Claire ProdhonClose