Louise Lawler at Yvon Lambert
‘Later’, New York photographer Louise Lawler’s third solo show at Yvon Lambert, features images Lawler took in Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris apartment as Christie’s prepared for the 2008 sale of the late designer’s art collection, dubbed by many as the ‘sale of the century’. In these photographs, Lawler captures the exotic hothouse environment of the reclusive designer, focusing on the elaborate and rare objects, furniture, floral arrangements and art with which he surrounded himself. In addition to discreet photographs, the exhibition features two extremely large wall murals. One is a densely detailed photograph blown up to fill a large gallery wall; the other is an impressionistic photograph (taken with a cell phone) stretched to wrap around the gallery walls. Incidently, Pierre Bergé has put the Rue de Babylone (7th) apartment, which he shared with Saint Laurent from the late 70s until YSL’s death in 2008, on the market for 23 million euros.
Until 15 Jan.
Galerie Yvon Lambert, 108 rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd. M° Filles du Calvaire. www.yvon-lambert.com
Cibachrome face mounted to plexi on museum box
58.1 x 39.1 cm. Edition 5/5. Courtesy Yvon Lambert
Cibachrome face mounted to plexi on musuem box
162.6 x 116.2 cm. Edition 4/5. Courtesy Yvon Lambert
Il m’aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, à la folie, pas du tout, 2008/2009
Cibachrome face mounted to plexiglass on 2″ museum box.
121.3 x 141.6 cm. Edition 5/5. Courtesy Yvon Lambert