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See Beautiful Photographs Of Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn & More At This Singapore Exhibition

American celebrity photographer Mark Shaw's images of iconic figures like Audrey Hepburn, Mademoiselle Chanel and Pablo Picasso will go on display for the first time in Asia at a six-week-long exhibition here.
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Audrey Hepburn’s beguiling smile in a photograph by Shaw.

This month, a slew of art-centric events will be held in Singapore, from contemporary art shows like Art Stage Singapore to more intimate gallery openings at Gillman Barrack’s Art After Dark. Art is also the focus for Female this month: In our inaugural Art & Design issue, we’ve partnered with Singapore artist Dawn Ng to feature up-and-coming local artists to know and the coolest places to experience art in.

Joining this month’s exciting line-up of art events is the Asian debut of renowned celebrity photographer Mark Shaw‘s photography exhibition at Leica Galerie Singapore, which will showcase 20 of his most famed prints.

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Hepburn photographed in her dressing room during the Broadway production of “Ondine” in 1954.

Shaw first began his career as a photographer at Harper’s Bazaar in 1946, and thereafter freelanced for Life magazine. And while he grew to become former American president John F. Kennedy’s unofficial family photographer (he’s snapped shots of them at home, on holiday and at events), some of his most remarkable frames are ones featuring the biggest names in film and fashion, including Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Yves Saint Laurent and Gabrielle Chanel. All the photos were shot with a Leica M2, which was reportedly Shaw’s camera of choice.

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A model wearing a grey Dior suit outside the Louvre metro station in Paris, which Shaw shot for Life magazine.

At the exhibition, expect to get an intimate look into Hepburn and Chanel’s lives as well as glimpses of Pablo Picasso’s studio and editorial images of Dior, Givenchy and Chanel creations in the ’50s and ’60s. Jan 15-Feb 29, Leica Galerie Singapore, #01-18 Raffles Hotel Arcade. Free admission


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