Official website - The Guy Bourdin Estate
Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) was born in Paris. A painter his entire life and a self-taught photographer, he was working for magazines, such as Vogue as well as for brands such as Chanel, Ungaro and Charles Jourdan. He exhibited his first photographs at Galerie 29 in 1952. Nowadays his work has been exhibited in the most prestigious museums, such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Jeu de Paume, The National Art Museum of China, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and The Moscow House of Photography . His oeuvres is part of the collection of many prestigious institutions such as the MoMA in New York, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, SFMOMA in San Francisco and the collection of the V&A among others.
GUY BOURDIN had only released a handful of color prints while he was alive.
All his vintage material, when sold or given, was signed, stamped or both.
All modern prints coming from the Guy Bourdin Estate are rigorously numbered and of the highest standard in quality.
It is fair to assume that all other material is of dubious origin and subpar quality.
The sellers/auction houses might expose themselves to legal consequences in case such dubious material with no tangible proof of origin or authenticity continues to be offered for sale.
The Guy Bourdin Estate, May 2014
The Guy Bourdin Estate is commercially represented by:
Louise Alexander Gallery and Michael Hoppen Gallery
* Please contact Louise Alexander Gallery or Michael Hoppen Gallery to assert provenance of your print.
Image Archive and commercial representation: Art and Commerce
Upcoming Retrospective at Somerset House, London UK – November 2014