Delpire & Co. : Gallery Aperture
Portrait of Robert Delpire by Sarah Moon. © Sarah Moon
Le bonhomme à fleurs, André François. ©André François
Logo of the Centre national de la Photographie
Advertisement for « Loulou », Cacharel perfume, 1990. Photograph by Sarah Moon.
William Klein exhibition, Centre national de la Photographie, 1987
Les danses à Bali, photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, text "Sur le théâtre Balinais" by Antonin Artaud, Huit series, Delpire Editeur, Paris, 1953. Citroën leaflet, 2CV, 1963. Logo of the Centre national de la Photographie.
Advertisement for « Loulou », Cacharel perfume, 1990. Photograph by Sarah Moon. Logo by Herbert Lubalin, invitation to the opening of the Lubalin, Smith, Carnase Inc. exhibition at the Delpire gallery. Photo Poche, Nadar, introduction by André Jammes. First title in the series created by Robert Delpire; published by the Centre national de la Photographie in 1982.
Delpire & Cie logo created by Herbert Lubalin
Covers for the exhibition catalogue "Delpire & Cie". "Nous avons une autre conception du lecteur", advertising campaign for the Nouvel Observateur, André François, 1972. "Qui êtes-vous Polly Maggoo", poster for the film directed by William Klein and produced by Robert Delpire, 1965. Awarded the Prix Jean Vigo. Henri Matisse, France, 1944, photograph by Henri Cartier- Bresson.
Les danses à Bali, photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, text "Sur le théâtre Balinais" by Antonin Artaud, Huit series, Delpire Editeur, Paris, 1953.
Citroën leaflet, DS 1963, "l'aérodynamique"
Multimasques, Multibom n°2 series, Delpire Editeur, Paris, 1967. Citroën leaflet, 2CV, 1963. Carnets de route 1932-1954, photographs, drawings, letters and sketchbooks of Werner Bischof, text by Carole Naggar, Delpire Editeur, Paris, 2008.
"Cassius le grand", poster for the film directed by William Klein and produced by Robert Delpire, 1964. Citroën leaflet, DS 19 ID Break. Logo of the Centre national de la Photographie.
Le Nouvel Observateur Spécial Photo n°1, 1977. Cover photography : August Sander. This series, sold as a supplement to the weekly magazine “Le Nouvel Observateur” in 1977, now forms an integral part of the history of photography thanks to the quality of the iconography (from Lewis Caroll to Diane Arbus, from Disfarmer to Richard Avedon and Cartier-Bresson) and to the texts (Susan Sontag, Claude Roy, Julio Cortazar, Pierre Gascar ou Michel Tournier)
Photo Poche, Nadar, introduction by André Jammes. First title in the series created by Robert Delpire; published by the Centre national de la Photographie in 1982.
As part of our sixtieth anniversary celebration, Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with our partners presents the exhibition Delpire & Co. featuring a half century of achievement in the life and career of visionary French publisher, editor, and curator Robert Delpire, who has realized some of the most groundbreaking projects - in books, magazines, exhibitions, and advertising campaigns - in the history of photography.
Over the past sixty years, the eyes and instincts of Robert Delpire have shaped much of the world’s understanding of photography. A prolific publisher and exhibition organizer, with a razor-sharp comprehension of the graphic arts, Delpire has had a defining hand in the careers of many of the master photographers of recent history.
Delpire & Co. (Delpire et Cie, in the original French) was one of the highlights of the Rencontres d’Arles in summer 2009, and was subsequently given a major presentation at la Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris from October 2009 to January 2010 with the
continued support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.
The exhibition showcases Delpire’s rise to prominence in the world of photography through his pioneering and seminal work in magazine and book publishing, films, curatorship, and advertising for the past fifty years. Delpire & Co. will be divided among four different venues, creating altogether a comprehensive exhibition on Delpire’s many initiatives. Howard Greenberg Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery
will also have exhibitions concurrently on view in celebration of Robert Delpire’s life and work.
Presenting classical and seminal publications by now-iconic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Sarah Moon. Delpire’s work with magazines will also be featured, including the very first issue of Neuf from 1950 and the seven issues of Nouvel Observateur Spécial Photo. Also presented in this space will be Delpire’s advertising projects for diverse clients from Cacharel, Citroën, L’Oréal, and the French Ministry of Culture.
547 W. 27th St., 4th Floor
New York, NY; (212) 505-5555
Exhibition on view: May 10–July 19, 2012
Viewing times: Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm