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Tribute to Dani Lartigue (1921-2017)

Dani Lartigue, the only son of Jacques Henri Lartigue and Madeleine Messager (better known as Bibi), would have turned 96 on August 23, 2017. He died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Saint-Tropez, where he had lived for several decades. He was a beloved figure there, a painter who created a charming butterfly museum he cared […]

Exhibitions in France

Lartigue à La Baule 1913 – 1929

“Lartigue à La Baule 1913 – 1929,” an exhibition organized by the City Hall of La Baule at the Bernard Boesch Museum from 1 July to 1 October 2017, unveils an unknown aspect panorama of Lartigue’s work. Although he regularly stayed in La Baule in 1913, 1915, 1929 and 1936, his visits there and the […]

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Lartigue, tennis lover

Just in time for Roland Garros 2017, the Paris gallery Le Voleur d’Images has organized an exhibition of photos of tennis players in motion by Jacques Henri Lartigue from May 24 to September 15, 2017. Lartigue, a sports lover who himself proved to be a gifted tennis player, had a passion for capturing people and things in […]

Exhibitions in France

Autophoto at the Cartier Foundation

Delage Automobile. Dieppe Circuit, A.C.F. Grand Prix, Le Tréport, June 26, 1912. Taken in 1912, when Jacques Lartigue was only 18 years old, the photograph of a Delage automobile at the French Grand Prix, on the circult near Dieppe on June 26, 1912, was one of the first visual records of speed. While at the […]

Exhibitions abroad

Lartigue travels…

Several touring exhibitions organized by the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue pursue their travels throughout France and beyond. Among them is Jacques Henri Lartigue, la Belle France, a new version of an exhibition imagined by Florian Rodari in 2010 for the Fundacio La Caixa in Barcelona.  The exhibition -which includes the above image taken by Lartigue on his honeymoon at the Hôtel des Alpes, Chamonix, […]

Exhibitions abroad

Dani, Grand Prix de La Baule

Along with our wishes for a happy new year, we are delighted to share this photograph, which will be shown in 2017 in several exhibitions organized in collaboration with the Lartigue Donation, including “J. H. Lartigue: Images of a Floating World,” organized by Florian Rodari, which will be presented at the Sang Sang Foundation in […]

Exhibitions in France

Fashion altitude

Jacques Henri Lartigue was just nineteen years old when, on vacation in St. Moritz in 1913, he experienced winter sports for the first time; from the start, he was enchanted. Lartigue, who would later be referred to as eccentric for “going towards the cold weather in wintertime,” soon discovered Chamonix and Megève, and photographed many […]

Exhibitions in France

Lartigue at the beach

Lartigue’s photographs are permeated with the nonchalance and poetry of seaside towns on the French Riviera, in Normandy and on the Basque coastline, where he found the ideal theatre for capturing fleeting moments and for exploring the brevity of happiness and the fragility of existence. These images by Lartigue are included in the exhibition “Tous […]

Exhibitions in France

Lartigue and Avedon

At the Bibliothèque national de France, France’s national library (François Mitterrand site) from October 18, 2016, to February 26, 2017, Avedon’s France, Old World, New Look tells the story of American photographer Richard Avedon’s deep attachment to France. The exhibition brings together nearly 200 pieces, some dating back to the 1940s, with a room dedicated to […]