Atlas Gallery, London, United Kingdom, May 5-June 18, 2022
Atlas Gallery is proud to present a special exhibition comprising rarely seen prints from the Archives, displayed alongside exquisite large platinum palladium prints. Several of the photographs are being publicly exhibited for the first time. Employing metals more precious than gold, the platinum palladium process was used to great artistic effect by masters such as Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen around 1900. In the 1960s, Irving Penn started experimenting with platinum palladium and others, including Horst, followed. In the 1980s Horst began to make platinum palladium prints from Huene’s negatives for museums and collectors to purchase. These prints have a lush, matt surface and their tones range from velvety blacks to myriad greys and delicate whites. The exhibition features a large group of platinum palladium prints made under Horst’s instruction, including iconic images such as Divers (1930).
In 2020, the Estate Archives launched a new limited-edition series of platinum palladium prints, and several of these spectacular large prints will be exhibited for the first time in the UK. We are excited to be partnering with Tommy and Åsa Rönngren in their mission “to share George Hoyningen-Huene’s beautiful photographs with new audiences around the world”.