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Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer

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Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer

Time: March 10, 2011 to June 19, 2011
Location: Porter Gallery, National Portrait Gallery
Street: St Martin's Place
City/Town: London WC2H 0HE
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Phone: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: National Portrait Gallery
Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2010

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Ida Kar was the first photographer to have a retrospective exhibition in a major London Gallery. In the 1950s she stood at the heart of the creative avant-garde and the exhibition includes portraits of artists such as Henry Moore, Giacometti and Bridget Riley and leading literary subjects including Iris Murdoch and Jean-Paul Sartre, which together offer a fascinating insight into cultural life in post-war Britain.

As one of the shining stars of the 1950s art world, Kar’s work has remained surprisingly hidden. Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer re-presents this key twentieth-century figure and offers a unique opportunity to see iconic works, which have not been exhibited publicly since the 1960s.

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