Two Lives for PhotographyKUNST HAUS WIEN, in cooperation with Haus der Photographie at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, is devoting a comprehensive retrospective to an exceptional American couple, the photographers Lillian Bassman (1917–2012) and Paul Himmel (1914–2009). In this exhibition (from 16 October 2014 to 8 February 2015), two lives are united in an extraordinary artistic symbiosis.
The two artists were a couple for 77 years. Their work is filled with productive paradoxes and creative tension, and each of them created a photographic oeuvre that has retained its modernity until today.
Lillian Bassman’s fashion photography, the spectrum of which ranges from an experimental photographic aesthetic to the orchestration of atmospherically charged scenes, is imbued with an impressive elegance and sense of style. As the long-time...
Lillian Bassman & Paul HimmelLillian Bassman & Paul Himmel
"No one else in the history of photography has captured this breathtaking moment between the appearance and disappearance of things, like Lillian Bassman"
"Out of my protégés Paul is the one who most genially transforms movement"
Photographically speaking we are probably as close as you could come to opposites I'm completely tied up with softness, fragility, and the personal problems of a feminine world. Paul's work is virile, it's more direct and he deals with the world as it actually is"
Lillian Bassman, 1951
Gallery f5.6 is honored to present photographs by Lillian Bassman and Paul Himmel - one of the legendary artists couples spanning the 20th Century for the third time since 2003. This exhibition ...
Lillian Bassman & Paul Himmel - HommageGallery f5.6 is honored to present photographs by Lillian Bassman and Paul Himmel - one of the legendary artists couples spanning the 20th Century for the third time since 2003.
This exhibition is dedicated to Paul Himmel who died this year in February. We will show well-known images as well as recently discovered works by Lillian Bassman (*1917) and Paul Himmel (1914-2009). Who were married more than 78 years. The exhibition runs parallel to the first ever retrospective held at Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (27. 11.- 21. 02. 2010). A catalogue relating to this exhibition is available (Kehrer Verlag) as well as Lillian Bassman‘s new book „Women“(Abrams).
The different stations of their respective careers as well as their intersection points were numerous and multifaceted. They met on t...