CaixaForum Madrid presents “¡Sorpréndeme! [Surprise Me!]”, a solo exhibition featuring a selection of more than 300 works by Philippe Halsman, one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century. The exhibition gathers the most evaluated pieces of the artist’s family assets, displaying a complete overview of his work, including for the very first time Halsman’s production in Paris.
The exhibition is divided in four sections, presenting different themes as portraits, fashion, stagings and publications, highlighting Halsman’s photographic performance named “Jumpology”, consisting in taking pictures of famous people jumping.
- Yvonne Halsman, Marilyn Monroe and Philippe Halsman, 1954. Philippe Halsman's Archive. © Philippe Halsman Archive / Magnum Photos. Courtesy of CaixaForum Madrid.