Monday, September 27, 2010

Visite Privée by François Halard

Photographer François Halard recently had an exhibition which was compiled into an accompanying book entitled Visite Privée.   The collection of photographs of artists and their studios include Cy Twombly, Julian Schnabel, Carlos Mollino, Ahn Duong, Richard Avedon, Paul Cezanne, Robert Rauschenberg, and others.  My favorite space is of course Mr. Hallard's own home in Arles, France.  There is a great story in Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People about how he wasn't intending to buy a home but fell in love with its "melancholy spell."  He spent years restoring the home and filled it with many pieces he already owned in storage including the Louis XVI lit a la polonaise canopy bed from the antiquaire Compoglio.  I've included photos from both books here but unfortunately Visite Privée seems to only be available in Europe.  A reason to hop on a plane to Paris if I ever saw one but if that's not possible, you can also check out the rest of the artists onlineÀ tout à l'heur‎e!

Photos by François Halard


Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Oh so beautiful! I too would love to get my hands on that book! hank you for sharing.
Have a nice afternoon.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I wish to inhabit Francois' grainy, gorgeous world. His work stands out with quiet dignity where other's pales.

Sanity Fair said...

AH-mazing pics! I'd especially love to get my hands on Vogue Living. It's on the list.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

All are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

jones said...

Thank you for reminding me about "Vogue Living",,,,Francois Halard is a true artist. (Glad that you are better) Mary

Acquired Objects said...

I hope you're feeling better today! I'm loving those images and of course want the book as well. Absolutely breathtaking!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

so romantic and dreamy - I am inspired - thank you

Claudia Juestel said...

Love the moodiness of each space and image.



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