Norman Parkinson Archive

Gallery Vassie: Salon Hang

7 February to 4 April 2015, Gallery Vassie, Amsterdam


Gallery Vassie: Salon Hang

Traffic: Ivy Nicholson in New York, Vogue, 1957

Celebrating 12 Years of Gallery Vassie

To celebrate their 12th Anniversary, Gallery Vassie will be presenting highlights from the gallery's exhibition programme spanning the past 12 years, from their inaugural exhibition in 2003, right up to their latest shows. In the show, Gallery Vassie will portray the diversity and historical importance of the work and exhibitions that it has presented to The Netherlands over the past 12 years.

With this in mind, they have decided to create a 19th century-style 'Salon Hang' and go wild on the gallery's walls - from floor to ceiling! This will be the most challenging (and of course exciting) hang the gallery has attempted, completely mixing genres, styles and sizes, to create an impressive retrospective of Gallery Vassie.

This exhibition will include, amongst other things, images such as: the elegant timelessness of Norman Parkinson's fashion shoots from the middle of the 20th century; historical early 20th century images by Lee Miller and Jacques Henri Lartigue; iconic music images from Gered Mankowitz and music and fashion from the 60s and 70s by legend Brian Duffy. This work will sit alongside completely contrasting contemporary pieces such as, the quirky and obscure work of Antoni + Alison, the heightened unique one-off colour images of Christopher Bucklow and the strangeness of the everyday of the images by Michelle Sank.

This is an opportunity to see for the very first time the diversity of the photographers that the gallery represents, all in one exhibition. All photographs are available for purchase. For press images and further information please contact the gallery.

Gallery Vassie, Langestraat 47, 1015AK, Amsterdam
+31 (0)685 72 47 97