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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