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In addition to the focus on China that I previously mentioned when discussing the 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show, running January 19-23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the event will also feature special exhibit of works by master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The exhibit titled "Rarely/Unseen" is curated by Peter Fetterman, owner of Peter Fetterman Gallery. Fetterman, is a former colleague of Cartier-Bresson and his Santa Monica gallery has one of the largest inventories of Cartier-Bresson's photographs in the world. The exhibit at the art show will include more than 35 photographs that have never been seen before. A 2006 documentary based on Cartier-Bresson titled "The Impassioned Eye" will run in conjunction with the exhibit and additional works by Henri Cartier-Bresson can be seen at Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamont Station through January 8, 2011. Tickets for the LA Art Show are $20.
Cartier-Bresson began his career in photography in 1931 and is one of the early greats of photojournalism. Trained as an artist, Cartier-Bresson helped to develop the style of the street photographer. He worked for a variety of journals including Life Magazine capturing iconic images of key events including the coronation of King George VI and the rose of Mao and the People's Republic of China. One of the fascinating things about Cartier-Bresson is that by 1975 he decided he was done with photography and spent the remainder of his life (he died in 2004) focused on painting and drawing.
[via Art Daily]