Yohoho’s Pictures, May 31 – July 7 2012, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.
Michael Hoppen Contemporary is pleased to present the latest series of works by the French artist Valérie Belin. The exhibition will showcase twelve black and white silver gelatin prints from her new series “Yohoho’s Pictures”.
Taking as her subject the famous burlesque cabaret clubs of Paris, Belin shot all the films at Le Moulin Rouge and the Lido. She then carefully constructed each image by layering two negatives together, creating luminous studies of a familiar yet mysterious world, and all the time referencing the gaudy, historical stages of those places.
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