Bettina Rheims

  • Bettina Rheims
    Ramy, Poitiers Vivonnes, Octobre 2014
    Série “Détenues”
    Photographie couleur
    128,4 x 96,4 cm

  • Bettina Rheims
    Close up of Anne Pedersen doing a strange bubble, Février 1996, Paris, 1996
    Série “Pourquoi m’as tu abandonnée ?”
    Photographie couleur
    150 x 120 cm

  • Bettina Rheims
    Gina and Elizabeth Kissing, Mars 1995, Los Angeles, 1995
    Série “Pourquoi m’as tu abandonnée ?”
    Photographie couleur
    120 x 180 cm

  • Bettina Rheims
    Elizabeth Berkley stuck in bushes, Mars 1995, Los Angeles, 1995
    Série “Pourquoi m’as tu abandonnée ?”
    Photographie couleur
    120 x 120 cm

  • Bettina Rheims
    Kristin Scott Thomas playing with a blond wig I, Mai 2002, Paris, 2002
    Série “Pourquoi m’as tu abandonnée ?”
    Photographie couleur
    150 x 120 cm

  • Bettina Rheims
    Lu, Rennes, Novembre 2014
    Série “Détenues”
    Photographie couleur
    128,4 x 96,4 cm

  • Bettina Rheims
    Vaiata, Rennes, Novembre 2014
    Série “Détenues”
    Photographie couleur
    128,4 x 96,4 cm

  • Bettina Rheims
    Elvira et Lagdar, Roanne, Novembre 2014
    Série “Détenues”
    Photographie couleur
    128,4 x 96,4 cm

Since her first photographs in the late ’70s, Bettina Rheims has defied the predictable. From her series on Pigalle strippers (1980) to her cycle on the life of Jesus in I.N.R.I. (1998), from Chanel commercials to Gender Studies (2011), her work has shaken up traditional iconography and pushed restlessly at the breaking point between two great human preoccupations: beauty and imperfection.

Bettina Rheims’ work impresses with a variety of subjects and aesthetics, as well as by the  freedom of her photographic approach. With equal attention to anonymous cast in the street as to such global beauty stars as Kate Moss, Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, Bettina Rheims seeks above all to expres her gaze on women.  And more precisely how the magic of an encounter between the artist and her model, who both decide to break the codes of a so-called “eroticism”, manages to build a new image of femininity.

Exhibitions
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    Geneva
    Nov - Jan, 2019
  • Naked War

    París
    Oct - Nov, 2017
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    Punta del Este
    Dec - Jan, 2017