LUCIEN CLERGUE

28 FEBRUARY - 31 MARCH 2012

Lucien Clergue made his name in the 1950s when, as a young photographer, he became close to both Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso both of whom supported him early in his career. He went on the establish himself as one of the most idiosyncratic and influential French photographers, combining a subtle artistic sensibility with the heat and sensuality of his native Provence.

Clergue's archive contains a vast array of imagery, but there are three strong themes that emerge female nudes, bullfighting, and Picasso and his circle. While the nudes have become iconic in the history of photography, all three subject matters are of significant, recurrent interest to Clergue, allowing him to express himself and his world.

Clergue's genius is to produce beautiful images that appeal on a sensual level, but that also engage the viewer intellectually. His photographs speak of the South of France: heat, sand, dust, art, sensuality and, in the case of bullfighting, life and death.They take us on a journey through Clergue's life and passions, while also revealing his deeper thoughts about the world and his place within it.

LA GRANDE PARADE, ARLES, 1955 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LA GRANDE PARADE, ARLES, 1955

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DANSEUSE À LA PORTE, ARLES, 1955 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DANSEUSE À LA PORTE, ARLES, 1955

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VIOLONISTE, ARLES, 1954



 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

VIOLONISTE, ARLES, 1954

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'ON FORME LE CERCLE', PELERINAGE DES GITANS, SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, 1955
 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

'ON FORME LE CERCLE', PELERINAGE DES GITANS, SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, 1955

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GITANS AUX GUITARES, SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, 1955 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GITANS AUX GUITARES, SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, 1955

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PICASSO ET LES CERAMIQUES, LA CALIFORNIE, CANNES, 1955 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PICASSO ET LES CERAMIQUES, LA CALIFORNIE, CANNES, 1955

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PICASSO IN 'LE TESTEMENT D'ORPHEE', BY JEAN COCTEAU, WITH MIGUEL DOMINGUIN, JACQUELINE PICASSO AND LUCIA BOSE, LES BAUX DE PROVENCE, 1959 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PICASSO IN 'LE TESTEMENT D'ORPHEE', BY JEAN COCTEAU, WITH MIGUEL DOMINGUIN, JACQUELINE PICASSO AND LUCIA BOSE, LES BAUX DE PROVENCE, 1959

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JEAN COCTEAU,PABLO PICASSO ET LUIS MIGUEL DOMINGUIN, ARÈNES D'ARLES, 1959




 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

JEAN COCTEAU,PABLO PICASSO ET LUIS MIGUEL DOMINGUIN, ARÈNES D'ARLES, 1959

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JOSÉ REYES ET MANITAS DE PLATA, SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, 1960

 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

JOSÉ REYES ET MANITAS DE PLATA, SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, 1960

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LES OMBRES DE LA MORT, LUNEL, 1963 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LES OMBRES DE LA MORT, LUNEL, 1963

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PICASSO AU CHAPEAU CHEZ L'ANTIQUAIRE, ARLES, 1959 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PICASSO AU CHAPEAU CHEZ L'ANTIQUAIRE, ARLES, 1959

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PICASSO (LA MAIN DU CRÉATEUR), ARÈNES DE FRÉJUS, 1962



 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PICASSO (LA MAIN DU CRÉATEUR), ARÈNES DE FRÉJUS, 1962

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NUDE DE LA MER, CAMARGUE, 1962 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NUDE DE LA MER, CAMARGUE, 1962

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FONTAINE DU GRAND PALAIS, PARIS, 1962 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FONTAINE DU GRAND PALAIS, PARIS, 1962

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BESTIAIRE DE PLAGE, CAMARGUE, 1955 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BESTIAIRE DE PLAGE, CAMARGUE, 1955

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DERECHAZE D'EL CORDOBES, NIMES, 1965 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DERECHAZE D'EL CORDOBES, NIMES, 1965

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DIEGO PUERTA, BILBAO, 1970 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DIEGO PUERTA, BILBAO, 1970

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PICASSO A LA PLAGE, CANNES, 1965 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PICASSO A LA PLAGE, CANNES, 1965

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JONCS DU MARAIS, ARLES, 1962 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

JONCS DU MARAIS, ARLES, 1962

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JONCS DU MARAIS, CAMARGUE, 1962 by LUCIEN CLERGUE (1934-2014) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

JONCS DU MARAIS, CAMARGUE, 1962

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