Paris Photo is the world’s largest art fair dedicated to photography and annually attracts thousands of artists, professionals, collectors and enthusiasts to Paris’ Grand Palais.
Over 180 galleries and publishers present a comprehensive historical panorama of photography, from vintage prints to the latest contemporary works and everything in between. But how are we to best navigate this almost overwhelming photographic bounty?
Paris Photo by Karl Lagerfeld (born 1933) provides the answer by presenting Lagerfeld’s personal selection of his favorite photos from the thousands on show at this year’s fair. We are thus able to “visit” Paris Photo as if in Lagerfeld’s company, and enjoy a perspective that is shaped by his decades of experience as a photographer, photobook publisher and book dealer. Lagerfeld’s chosen photos will also be indicated at Paris Photo itself, allowing us to wander the fair through Lagerfeld’s eyes.
20 x 27 cm