In celebration of its 20 year anniversary, Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica presents an exhibition of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
When Peter Fetterman founded his gallery in 1990, Cartier-Bresson was one of his cornerstone artists, and he launched his collection with Cartier-Bresson’s famous image Srinagar. The two eventually met and forged a friendship that lasted fourteen years until the artist’s death in 2004. This relationship gave Fetterman the opportunity to continue showing Cartier-Bresson’s work, and he was able to encourage the artist to print images that had never been printed before, including Queen Charlotte’s Ball and Bolshoi Ballet – two photographs that will be featured in this show.
One of the most influential figures in the history of photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s career spanned over three decades – working on assignment for Life magazine and other publications, and exhibiting his photographs around the world. This exhibition will show over 40 prints by the artist.Henri Cartier-Bresson: Eye of the Century
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Santa Monica, CA
October 8, 2010 – January 8, 2011