Douglas Kirkland:

Coco & Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1961 ©Douglas Kirkland/Photo Op

Douglas Kirkland:

Coco & Marilyn

K1
Kämp Galleria

Pohjoisesplanadi 33, 00100 Helsinki

20.8.–20.12.2020
Images

The Finnish Museum of Photography's new exhibition space, named K1, will be opened with an inaugural showcase, featuring two exhibitions in one — Coco Chanel and An Evening with Marilyn — from Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland (b. 1934). The photographs depict two iconic women who developed a deep understanding of the power of vision and gaze.

Kirkland photographed Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel in the early 1960s while working at Look magazine. The images from six decades in the past deliver a dose of the Hollywood starlet cult and the history of fashion. Viewed today, the works offer a direct view into the early heyday of photography as a central feature of modern consumer culture. The exhibition also explores the life cycles of cultural icons, and the raw power of photography.

Douglas Kirkland is a photographer with a long career in Hollywood, known mainly for shooting renowned stars. He has also worked on more than 150 feature film productions.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration wirh Photo Op. K1's main corporate partner is Tradeka.

 

   
 

K1
Kämp Galleria

Pohjoisesplanadi 33, 00100 Helsinki

20.8.–20.12.2020
Images
Address
The Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki
Opening hours
Tue–Sun 11 am. – 6 pm. Wed 11 am – 8 pm
Tickets
10/5/0 €
Museokortti
Under 18 y.o. free admission
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Kämp Galleria
Pohjoisesplanadi 33, 00100 Helsinki
Opening hours
Mon–Sun 11 am – 8pm
Tickets
12/6/0 €
Museokortti
Under 18 y.o. free admission