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National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom


March 10th, 2011 - June 19th, 2011
 
Bridget Louise Riley , Ida KarIda Kar, Bridget Louise Riley ,
1963, NPG x134152
© Courtesy of the Artist and National Portrait Gallery
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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.

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