Free Exhibition In Budapest Shows 'Intimate Photos' Of Marilyn Monroe + Coco Chanel

  • 25 Jun 2020 1:08 PM
Free Exhibition In Budapest Shows 'Intimate Photos' Of Marilyn Monroe + Coco Chanel
Seen until 5 July. These exciting works of intimate photography, which give an insight into the lives of two stellar celebrities, are on show for the first time in Hungary.

The Mai Manó House in Budapest now presents two major series by the artist Douglas Kirkland:

In 1962, he photographed Coco Chanel for 21 days, making a series of sixty pictures of the iconic stylist. 

A year earlier, in 1961, he spent a magical evening with the greatest sex symbol of the era, Marilyn Monroe, whom he captured in 55 images.

Born in Toronto on 16 August 1934, Kirkland began to work as a photographer at Look magazine during the golden age of photojournalism, later, he transferred to Life, for which he photographed throughout the 60's and 70's. Kirkland also occasionally worked for The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Town & Country Magazine.

Kirkland has delivered on more than two thousand commissions since the beginning of his career in the '60s, and captured more than six hundred celebrities on photo, including the biggest stars, from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie. He also often photographed on film sets, including:

The Sound of Music (1964), 2001: Space Odyssey (1968), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Out of Africa (1985), Titanic (1997), Moulin Rouge (2000), Australia (2008), and The Great Gatsby (2011).

In February 2012, he was commissioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make portraits of the actors and actresses nominated to Oscar in Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress categories.

Kirkland won multiple awards with his pictures, which have been featured in countless exhibitions around the world, and many are on display in permanent collections of such renowned institutions as the National Portrait Gallery in London and Canberra, the Smithsonian Museum, the George Eastman House, the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane and the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Free of charge

From 20 June to 5 July 2020
On Tuesday - Sunday 12:00 – 19:00.
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.

1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 20,


Photo credit: Douglas Kirkland

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