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Yvon's Paris: Vintage Photographs from the 1920s

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Yvon's Paris: Vintage Photographs from the 1920s

Time: December 29, 2010 to January 29, 2011
Location: Higher Pictures
Street: 764 Madison Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY 10065
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Phone: (212) 249-6100
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Higher Pictures
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2010

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Higher Pictures is having an exhibition of vintage prints by postcard photographer Pierre Yves Petit. Yvon, as he considered himself, though virtually unknown by name, helped to shape the idea and physical understanding of the evolution of Paris. Through his company, Éditions Yvon, he became what David Dunlap calls “the best-known unknown photographer in France”.

Preferring to photograph at sunrise and sunset, he worked the drama of the sublime, making stunning, hypnotizing and beautiful pictures. Yvon's style evokes other flâneurs of the time such as Eugéne Atget, André Kertész and Brassaï.

Yvon's Paris features more than thirty vintage photographs exhibited for the first time.

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