François Halard: Architecture

Albert Frey’s House in Palm Springs, where the dramatic desert landscape is literally integrated into interiors.

Exhibition, photography, February 1 - March 1, Demisch Danant, New York City.
The exhibition “François Halard: Architecture” is featuring photographs spanning 20 years of the career of the much-admired French-born photographer. The show presents Halard’s often dreamlike ‘portraits’ of landmark architecture and interiors created by some of the most significant designers of the 20th century. Among the works on view will be many that have never before been published or exhibited, including more than 40 Polaroid photographs – intimate vignettes redolent of the rarified sites in which they were made.
Born in Paris in 1961, François Halard is known for his sensitivity to materials and interior details. His prolific career as a magazine photographer has provided the public access to extraordinary locations that would otherwise have been impossible to experience, and has produced seductive images that reveal his privileged encounters with some of Modernism’s greatest tastemakers.
Designed in the mid-1920s for art collectors Charles and Marie Laure de Noailles, the Villa Noaillesis Robert Mallet-Stevens’ masterpiece.