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Event Item: 00271
Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer
Exhibition: 10th Mar 2011 to 19th Jun 2011
Where: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE.
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Extract: Ida Kar was the first photographer to have a retrospective exhibition in a major London Gallery. In the 1950s she stood at the heart of the creative avant-garde and the exhibition includes portraits of artists such as Henry Moore, Giacometti and Bridget Riley and leading literary subjects including Iris Murdoch and Jean-Paul Sartre, which together offer a fascinating insight into cultural life in post-war Britain.
As one of the shining stars of the 1950s art world, Kar's work has remained surprisingly hidden. Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer re-presents this key twentieth-century figure and offers a unique opportunity to see iconic works, which have not been exhibited publicly since the 1960s.
Further Information: Please see the National Portrait Gallery listing here