Marlene Dietrich by Cornel Lucas: film-noir chic retrospective exhibition NYC
A retrospective exhibition of work by British photographer Cornel Lucas will be held at the Fiorentini + Baker New York City. The extensive show will feature both modern and original vintage prints of some of the world’s most celebrated film stars – spanning nearly 5 decades. This is the very first time the British photographer, who will be celebrating his 92nd birthday as the exhibition opens, will have his iconic work displayed in New York.
Described in the Royal Academy Magazine as ‘one of the greatest British portrait photographers of the 20th century’, Lucas has shot Brigitte Bardot, Joan Collins, Katherine Hepburn, Jean Simmons, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven, Lauren Bacall, Federico Fellini, Gregory Peck, Diana Dors, Steven Spielberg and many more celebrated names, all captured in his trademark film-noir chic.
Lucas was the master of the 12 x 10 large format plate camera, creating stunning, rich portraits, which are full of life and luminosity. Lucas is the only photographer ever to receive a BAFTA in honor of his services to the film industry.
The exhibition will open on 5th September with a private viewing and will run until October 28 at Fiorentini + Baker 54 Mercer Street, Soho, NYC. All of the portraits both vintage and modern prints will be available for sale.