Artist of the moment……..Photographer Lucien Clergue

 

Lucien Clergue is one of the foremost photographers in all of France. Clergue was born in Arles, France in the year 1934. Clergue has illustrated books in addition to his photography works.

Clergue was a life long friend and associate of Pablo Picasso. Clergue even penned a book on the knowledge and meetings he had with the master of all mediums, Pablo Picasso.

Clergue was knighted in 2003.

Clergue has had many successful series including ones of gypsies, nudes, and entertainers. In this clip we view his “zebra works” with the nude. The female body’s sensational curves are shown with many patterns of lines. These works remind of Dale Chihuly glass vase, all of the lines of the female form and the lines appearing for the “zebra pattern” are so elegant and well tapered:

Clergue has had a show at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000. The zebra nudes are heavy demand.

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