Homage To Karl Lagerfeld
February 21 – May 15, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman, c. 1995

Karl Lagerfeld whose multifaceted personality helped set the fashion industry’s standard for five decades, died last week in Paris. He was 85. He had served as the creative director at Chanel for 36 years.

 

Karl Lagerfeld, Lüstern aber schüchtern, From the series Hommage an Lyonel Feininger, 1997

Karl Lagerfeld, Costumes for the triadic ballet “Hommage à Oskar Schlemmer,” 1997 / Die Drei und der rote Pfosten, Serie Hommage an Lyonel Feininger, 1997

Since our first exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska in 1996, Karl has continuously and fearlessly explored the avant-garde of photographic processes; combining his compositional eye with his keen interest in the lost histories of the medium. His deep knowledge of art history has always been clearly illustrated in fresh ways throughout his oeuvre, while creating his own unique processes that will continue their influence on photography and art in general.

 

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld, Benicio del Toro (Hollywood Stars), 2002 / Facade, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld, Gone with the Wind, 1996 / Untitled, 1996

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

–Karl Lagerfeld

 

Homage to Karl Lagerfeld / Installation view

Homage to Karl Lagerfeld / Installation view

Homage to Karl Lagerfeld / Installation view

In homage to one of the great Renaissance people of our time and in remembrance of our collaboration over more than 20 years, we will mount a spontaneous photography retrospective at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a gallery publication on Karl Lagerfeld.

– Krystyna Gmurzynska and Mathias Rastorfer

Homage To Karl Lagerfeld / 30 Years of Photography
February 21 – May 15, 2019 / Galerie Gmurzynska
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