Exhibitions & Events

Aston Martin Boutique, London | February 23 – August 2017

6 February 2017, London:Aston Martin is delighted to announce the opening of an exclusive exhibition of images by fashion and advertising photographer, Mark Shaw at No.8 Dover Street, London. The display of captivating works from one of the 1950s top photographers will open straight after London Fashion Week on 23 February 2017 and run for six months.

No.8 Dover Street is Aston Martin’s brand experience centre located in one of London’s most sought after streets. The exclusive Mark Shaw exhibition entitled ‘Mark Shaw:  A Moment in Time’ will reveal many of the hidden gems of his fashion and celebrity portfolio curated by the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive.

Mark Shaw had a prolific career and is best known for his portraits of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy. His charming images of celebrities from Brigitte Bardot to Grace Kelly, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel and iconic fashion images celebrating the creations from Dior, Balmain and Givenchy graced the pages of LIFE magazine, the fashion magazines of the day and other publications. Upon his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 47, most of his work was put into storage where it remained unseen for over 40 years.

Marek Reichman, EVP & Chief Creative Officer said: “We’re excited to be hosting this beautiful collection of photographs from a bygone era at No.8 Dover Street. Mark Shaw’s work for LIFE and other publications has become a captivating collection and we are delighted to be able to share it with everyone who visits our brand centre.”

Visitors will be able to view images from fashion shoots for the top designers including Dior and Givenchy alongside iconic celebrity photographs such as ‘Grace Kelly Laughing’ and a rare picture of an unusually relaxed Coco Chanel in her apartment on the Rue Cambon in Paris. Fashion Designer Yves St Laurent and actress Audrey Hepburn also feature in this carefully curated collection.

All of the photographs in the Mark Shaw exhibition are strictly limited edition prints with less than 30 of each being available worldwide. Buyers* will join celebrities such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Aniston as owners of Mark Shaw prints.

Aston Martin at No. 8 Dover Street is open seven days a week from 10 am until 6 pm from Monday to Friday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

* Prices start at £865 including VAT for unframed prints.

Read more at AstonMartin.com

Reception on February 24

Photos by Rachel Palmer

Photos by Christopher Gibb

Photos by Madeleine Kohshab

CameraWork Gallery, Berlin
The Kennedys
December 3, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Gallery CAMERA WORK is pleased to present the group exhibition »The Kennedys« from December 3, 2016. After the highly considered Kennedy exhibition in 2004, this year’s exhibition will be held in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Museum THE KENNEDYS in Berlin. The exhibition includes famous works as well as photographs that have never been shown before. Among the exhibited artists there are Yousuf Karsh, Elliott Erwitt, Will McBride, Steve Schapiro and Mark Shaw.

Learn more about this exhibition on CameraWork.de

Installation Views: Camera Work, Berlin

The Dianich Gallery
October 7 – December 30

We are honored to exhibit the photographs from the Mark Shaw Archive. Shaw was the personal photographer of John and Jacqueline Kennedy.  These intimate family and public images were made during the Kennedy’s “Camelot years.” Please join us for this special viewing of these iconic images being shown.  In addition, some photographs are on exhibit for the very first time in the United States.

See coverage in the Brattleboro Reformer.

Tate Modern
Wifredo Lam exhibition
September 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017

For the entryway of its new exhibition on Cuban painter Wifredo Lam, the Tate Modern (London) has used a Mark Shaw portrait of the artist. More Mark Shaw portraits are featured throughout the exhibition and on the Tate’s website.

Read about the exhibition on tate.org.uk.

Becker Minty Gallery
Mark Shaw in the Moment
August 4-September 2, 2016

A photographic exhibition by one of the foremost fashion photographers of the 1950s & 60s best known for his photographs of 
Jacqueline & John F. Kennedy.

Curated by Jason Minty, the exhibition of limited edition photographs showcases facets of Mark Shaw’s remarkable & distinguished career.

Please join us for the launch of ‘In the Moment’ a photographic exhibition by Mark Shaw.

6.30pm – 8.30pm on Thursday 4 August 2016

7/81 Macleay Street, Potts Point

RSVP to sophie@wanderlustunion.com.au

The exhibition will continue in store until 31 August 2016.

Limited edition prints start from $1450.

For more information, see the exhibition website at BeckerMinty.com.

Mark Shaw: An Asian Debut
Leica Camera / Chan Hampe Galleries
15 January – 29 February, 2016

German premium technical camera brand, Leica Camera Asia Pacific will be presenting “Mark Shaw: An Asian Debut“ at the Leica Galerie Singapore located at the Raffles Hotel Arcade. Singapore has been picked to the Asian Debut of American celebrity photographer, Mark Shaw.

Shaw has been known for his works with iconic and well-known personalities and celebrities. In this Asian debut, expect to come upclose with intimate images which depict the magic of Picasso’s studio, glamourous images with Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, quirky and personal insights into the personal life of Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel.

Mr Sunil Kaul, Managing Director of Leica Camera Asia Pacific shared, “A beautiful photograph is both an artistic expression and a perspective of the societies we live in. For over 100 years, Leica Camera has played a vital role on capturing iconic images through the brilliance of Leica lens. Beyond providing an understanding of photography and the art behind it through this exclusive showcase, we want to share the rich stories behind each picture and draw a deeper connection to the world and its communities.“

Mark Shaw – An Asian Debut  run for two months from 15 January to 29 February 2016 at Leica Galerie Singapore located at Raffles Hotel Arcade.

Captured by his beloved Leica M2, be one of the first in Asia to get behind the scenes with Mark Shaw. Mark Shaw began his career in 1946 at Harper’s Bazaar and soon afterwards started shooting for Mademoiselle. He then began working as a freelancer for LIFE in 1952. In his 16 years with the magazine, he shot 27 covers, and more than 100 stories which included the magazine’s annual review of the European fashion collections. He was one of the first photographers to use color when shooting the runways and “backstage” at the couture shows. In October of 2013 Rizzoli published Dior, Glamour, Mark Shaw which showcases the wonderful images of Dior Fashions that Mark Shaw photographed for LIFE between 1952 and 1962.

Leica Galerie Singapore, January 2015

Hunter Panther Deerfield Cuming Shaw, Mark Shaw’s 19 year old grandson, chats with the press about his grandfather’s photographs.

Photos courtesy of Leica Galerie Singapore.

At an intimate opening event for VIPs. Photos courtesy of Leica Galerie Singapore.

Le Theatre Dior exhibition – Dubai 11/19/15-11/24/15

Tiger Morse by Mark Shaw:
Jet Set Style Quest, 1962
at The Liz O’Brien Gallery
5 November to 18 December 2015

The creativity of two remarkable personalities is on display in an exhibition at Liz O’Brien’s New York gallery this fall. The show is a time capsule of photographs by Mark Shaw of the wildly innovative fashion designer Tiger Morse, known as much among style insiders for dropping out of the fashion business than for contributions to it.

Mark Shaw, whose photographs of Christian Dior couture and of John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy have been rediscovered in recently published books, was a personal friend of Morse’s. Mark Shaw and Tiger Morse ran in the same circle of creative high society. Both were clients of Max Jacobson, the notorious “Dr. Feelgood,” known for liberally supplying his celebrity clients (including JFK) with “vitamin” shots of super-charged doses of amphetamines.

In 1962, the year Shaw captured her on film, Morse was a fashion entrepreneur with a chic boutique, “A La Carte,” which opened in 1955 in an Upper East Side townhouse. Her clients included Jacqueline Kennedy, Jean Harvey Vanderbilt and Mrs. Harcourt Amory, Jr., which led to her designation as “the design pet of the jet set.”

The daughter of a prominent New York architect, Morse grew up in Manhattan and graduated from a posh boarding school. In addition to her background and design talent she had the advantage of her looks: the body of a model and the face of marvelous character. Her exuberant spirit was captured in early blackand-white studio portraits by Mark Shaw, never-before-published and included in the exhibition.

Morse traveled throughout Asia on fabric buying trips and, on assignment from LIFE Magazine, Shaw accompanied her, documenting her itinerary in brilliant color. In Shaw’s photographs Morse visits a street market in Hong Kong, rides an elephant in Benares, exchanges fashion tips with a Shinto priest in Kyoto and visits waterside weavers’ compounds in Bangkok. Multiple changes of outfits show that Morse was her own best model but Shaw’s fashion portraits of Morse’s clients, including Academy Awardnominated young actress Nancy Olson and socialite Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, show off Morse’s singular influence.

The exhibition is curated by design historian Alan Rosenberg with the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive. The show runs from November 5th to December 18th 2015 at Liz O’Brien, 306 East 61st Street in Manhattan.

For more information on the New York show visit lizobrien.com or call 212-755-3800. For more information on Tiger Morse, visit TigerMorse.com.

From the November 3, 2015 Opening

Wonderful Photographs by our friend, the multi-talented Lia Chang.

Mark Shaw: Glamour
Palos Verdes Art Center
October 15 – November 29, 2015

Palos Verdes Art Center is pleased to announce Mark Shaw: Glamour, opening October 15 with a reception six to eight p.m., featuring complimentary hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by deMonica’s Dance Party with DJ William Reed from 8 to 10 p.m. A companion exhibition, Monica Orozco: Photo-a-Day, features conceptual self portraiture by the Los Angeles-based photographer.

On view through November 29, this exhibition of prints by one of the foremost fashion photographers of the 1950s and ’60s is presented in partnership with Mark Shaw Photographic Archive and their representatives, Liz O’Brien, New York and Hollyhock, Los Angeles. Mark Shaw: Glamour is curated by PVAC Executive Director Joe Baker, and is accompanied by an essay by art historian Alan Rosenberg.

Long recognized for his sensitive portraits of the John F. Kennedy family at the White House for LIFE magazine, Mark Shaw has recently been rediscovered as a leading fashion photographer of the mid-20th century, whose innovations transformed the image of glamour. Blending the tradition of staged photography used in advertising with the candid style of street photography and photojournalism, Shaw was the first photographer to go behind the scenes at couture collections.  His brilliantly composed tableaux of models dressing recall the photographs of Cartier-Bresson, as well as the ballet school paintings of Degas. Mirroring the elegance and grace of the period, Shaw’s fashion photography, the focus of Mark Shaw: Glamour, captures the zeitgeist of a storied age.

Shaw began his career at Harper’s Bazaar in 1946 and began working for LIFE in 1952, where he shot 27 covers and more than 100 stories, including the annual review of European fashion collections. He also worked freelance as both a photojournalist and advertising photographer for a variety of other noted publications, including McCall’s, Mademoiselle, and Ladies Home Journal.

After his untimely death at age 47 in 1969, Shaw’s work was moved to storage and largely unseen for over 40 years. The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive, founded by Shaw’s son, David Shaw, and his wife, Juliet Cuming, have re-released Mark Shaw’s photographs to the world, resulting in new media attention including stories in Vogue(German, Italian); Vanity FairWomen’s Wear DailyLA Confidential MagazineWall Street JournalHarper’s Bazaar (UK), Marie Claire (Taiwan), and Architectural Digest.  Books by Mark Shaw include: The John F. Kennedys, Farrar Strauss, 1964, re-released by Rizzoli in 2000; The Catch And The Feast, 1969; The Kennedys, Reel Art Press, 2012. Dior, Glamour, Mark Shaw, by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni with a foreword by Lee Radziwill, Rizzoli, 2013.

CURATOR’S STATEMENT, JOE BAKER

ESSAY, ALAN ROSENBERG

A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE, GAIL PHINNEY

From the October 15, 2015 opening

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK Audrey Hepburn, Portraits of an Icon 2 July – 18 October, 2015

installation view of Mark Shaw covers for Life Magazine