16 May 2017

Nobody Works on Labor Day, 1939


See press coverage below:

Zeit Online Magazin

Weegee – Der Mann für die Extra Ausgabe

Art Basel Stand F3: 15—19 jun 2017

Weegee and Andy Warhol New York 1967

Art Basel 2017


The Seedbed of Self-Invention

We are pleased to announce that we will present an exhibition of extraordinary Warhol drawings and vintage prints by Weegee at Art Basel this year, including new discoveries that are bound to cause a sensation. UH, GEE, GREAT explores the tacit relationship between Andy Warhol and Weegee.

Weegee’s “the Famous” and Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame collide in the same whirlpool of 20th century tabloid culture,
and reality television.

Neither of the two men were integrated into their respective milieux, but neither of them suffered from obscurity. Andy Warhol never forgets to remind us of the 15 minutes of fame which every one is entitled. He gives us the record, as does Weegee, of a chosen appearance as “king or queen for a day.”


Invitation-only Preview: June 13 – 14
Vernissage: June 14
Public Exhibition: June 15 – 18
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm


illustration (detail): Weegee & Andy Warhol, New York, c.1967, unidentified photographer
ill.: © collection International Center of Photography

text: © Sydney Picasso, 2017



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New York: 5—7 may 2017

Lunch atop a skyscraper

Frieze NY 2017 – True Vintage

In our first exhibition at FRIEZE New York we are delighted to present, True Vintage, a selection of rare and newly discovered treasures. The highlight of True Vintage is Lunch Atop a Skyscraper. In 1932, an unidentified photographer, climbed 70 stories to the top of the RCA building in the final months of its construction, and captured one of the most recognizable and important photographs in American history. Eleven intrepid steel workers are seen enjoying lunch as they sit on a steel beam 800ft above the city streets. It’s a dazzling spectacle to see. Taken September 20, 1932 and printed within two weeks, we were thrilled at the discovery since the original glass negative is broken and we could not locate a single vintage print. This is the earliest known print from the original, unaltered negative. Every detail is vividly present and preserved in stunning clarity. This is one of the most important discoveries in recent American photographic history. Further discoveries in True Vintage, explore vintage works by three photographers: Weegee, Edward Wallowitch and Margaret Bourke-White. Each of these photographers challenged their social context and surroundings through the lens of the camera. Viewed against the backdrop of their time, True Vintage explores the relationship of the outsider and immigrant through their lens. They are enduring testaments to the American landscape and the ideals of inclusion rather than exclusion. They form a discussion that is still relevant today. Their photographs present a dialogue, both with photographer and subject, but also with the viewer and our current context. highlights the importance of the outsider and their outstanding contributions to photography and culture in general.

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1 Dec 2016

Misled German Youth

MISLED: German Youth 1933-1945

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article in Süddeutsche Zeitung


Read a book review on Jocks and Nerds



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21 Nov 2016


Paul Gauguin: The Discovery of Two Photographs

Galerie DANIEL BLAU and Galerie MEYER – Oceanic Art present an exhibition of early photographs of Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. DANIEL BLAU takes great pleasure in unveiling two unknown photographs of the painter PAUL GAUGUIN taken by Jules Agostini on July 19th, 1896 at Venus Point on the island of Tahiti.


Galerie Meyer – Oceanic Art

17 Rue des Beaux-Arts

Paris 75006 France

TEL: 01 43 54 85 74




Further Information

The below document provides a description and timeline of our discovery of the two, only known, photographs showing Paul Gauguin in French Polynesia.



Television Reportage

France O covers the discovery on television on 18th November. Please fast forward to Minute 10:15 to view the footage:

France O on Gauguin photographs


Press Coverage

Catrin Lorch, 10. Februar 2017, Süddeutsche Zeitung





Claire Voon, 10 Februar 2017, Hyperallergic
Recently Discovered Photographs May Be the Only Ones of Paul Gauguin in Tahiti

9 Februar 2017, The Times UK
Gaugins Tahiti frolics revealed
The Times_Gaugins Tahiti frolics revealed
Henri Neuendorf, 7. Februar 2017, Artnet News

Do These Photos Show Paul Gaugin and His Tahitian Muse?
These may be the only known photos of the artist in Tahiti




Martin Bailey, 7. Februar 2017, The Art Newspaper
Images of Gaugin in Tahiti discovered in photo album

Artnewspaper_print_images of gaugin




7. Februar 2017, ARTFORUM

Only Known Photographs of Gauguin in Tahiti Recently Unearthed
Scott Reyburn, 2. December 2016, International New York Times

Photos, Perhaps, Show a Rare Glimpse of Gauguin in Tahiti

 press new york times gaugin in tahiti






Paris: 10—13 nov 2016

Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

Paris Photo 2016

Daniel Blau is delighted to announce Reflections, an extraordinary exhibition focusing on American photojournalism in the context of an emerging atomic age. This year’s selection includes vintage colour atomic photographs from the US Army, newly discovered photographs by Weegee and Edward Wallowitch as well as a collection of prints of the iconic NASA portrait of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon.


Wallowitch was the youngest photographer to be included in “The Family of Man”, Edward Steichen’s legendary exhibition held in 1955 at The Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition subsequently also saw his work join the museum’s collection. Wallowitch produced a kind of poetic street photography with a strong sensibility, both compositionally and thematically. Not only are we pleased to be working with his estate, we are excited to premiere these works to a European audience.


The works presented here document the ephemeral relationship between a post-war American landscape and the emergence of atomic energy. Both Weegee’s rarely seen V-J Day series and Wallowitch’s street photography create a daring juxtaposition with a series of rare dye-transfer prints showing atomic test explosions by te US Army. Reflections explores photography’s development after the first atomic explosion on July 16th, 1945. This group of vintage dye-transfer prints are not only impressive in their quality but also extremely rare. Most of the photography published in the 1950s was still in black-and-white as there was only very limited use for colour. Large pictures of American nuclear tests in colour (Daniel Blau’s long-standing specialty) are among the great rarities of 20th century documentary photography.


We look forward to welcoming all visitors to our stand for this special 20th anniversary edition of Paris Photo.


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London: 5—9 oct 2016

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PAD London 2016

On the occasion of PAD’s 10th anniversary in London, Daniel Blau is pleased to present an eclectic selection of paintings and photographs.

Artists include: Andy Warhol, Alfred Jensen, Dan McCarthy, Christa Dichgans, Marc Quinn as well as a fine selection of vintage NASA prints

from the Apollo XI mission.


All the works presented here show the artistic results of translating the power of imagination into pictures. From Warhol’s precise and inimitable

lines, to McCarthy’s uncharacteristically light oil paintings all the way to the wonders of the moon landing – this show promises to inspire and awaken

our senses.


Imagination from Latin imaginatio(n-), from the verb imaginari means to ‘picture to oneself ’, from ‘image’. Picture This! shows the powerful artistic

and political powers of pictures – their ever-lasting effectiveness to capture their audiences and astound them with the condensed, yet distilled pictorial

information we so greatly love.


Come and join us for this special 10th anniversary instalment of PAD in Berkeley Square, we look forward to welcoming you at our stand.


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London: 6—9 oct 2016


Frieze Masters 2016



Daniel Blau is delighted to participate once more in the “Collections” section, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal. This year’s selection promises a stunning juxtaposition of paintings by Eugène Leroy and poi (taro) pounders from the Pacific.

Eugène Leroy (1910 – 2000) was a French painter whose works were typically made over many years, where paint was gradually applied to the canvas to create these magnificently thick, expressive surfaces. His paintings show his life-long preoccupation with light – how light is captured not only through colour, but through layers of paint. His contemplation of light and form shows itself most when we closely examine the paintings. Leroy’s thick surfaces are the results of his painterly quest to investage light. Areas he was satisfied with were left ‘thinner’ than those he needed to develop, add, layer until his desired result was obtained. His subjects, often nudes, become almost indistinguishable amidst the material density created. Though he remained largely unrecognised until the 1980s, he was awarded the Grand Prix Nationale de la Peinture in 1996 and his paintings are held in numerous public collections. We will show a range of works from the 1960s to 1990s. Poi pounders, or Penu in Tahitian, are characterised by their beautiful, pure and essential

form. They are used for pounding cooked taro root (kalo) into poi, a main staple of the traditional Pacific, mostly Polynesian diet. Taro root was steamed in an imu (earth oven), peeled with a shell scraper, and placed on a wooden pounding board to be mashed with the stone pounder. Most have been skilfully crafted from fine basalt or coral rock and sometimes show elaboration and embellishments on their handles such as carvings of humans and animals. The exquisite selection of 15 – 20 pounders we will exhibit at this year’s Frieze Masters has been collected over the last 30 years.

They are magnificent examples of how form follows function. The poi pounders are as equally utilitarian as they are evocative and sculptural.

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Stockholm, Sweden: 15 apr—25 sep 2016

"n.t. (Bruce Clenching Hands)"

The Legacy of Andy Warhol

The Legacy of Andy Warhol is 2016’s major exhibition at Artipelag over the spring and summer period. Unlike traditional Warhol exhibitions, The Legacy of Andy Warhol is instead an attempt to broaden our understanding of his influence and legacy. Warhol’s footprint is not limited to his boundary-pushing art: he has also influenced our modern lifestyle and commercial areas.

This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see more of his works that have never before been shown in Sweden, including 40 sketches from the 1950s and the legendary video installation by Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, The Exploding Plastic Inevitable.


Paris: 25 mar—17 jul 2016

"First Colour Photo Taken on Mars"

Musée d’Art moderne Paris: Pandora’s Box

“In the course of photography’s brief history we can see how this diabolical, hybrid medium began to insist increasingly on its place in the arts, especially since the 1960s and the coming of Conceptualism.” (Jan Dibbets)
The Musée d’Art moderne has called on Jan Dibbets – whose own contribution to Conceptual art was decisive – for a reinterpretation of the history of photography from its invention up to the present day. Rejecting a conventional approach in what is his first venture into curating, Dibbets sets out to pursue the line he has been following since the 1960s, and which marked his exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne in 1980, 1994 and 2010.

Jan Dibbets has addressed this project radically. For him the power of the photographic medium lies in its specific characteristics and technical possibilities, rather than in its content and subject matter. At odds with the ongoing institutionalisation of the documentary image, he quotes Duchamp’s reply to a question from Stieglitz in 1922: “You know exactly what I think about photography. I would like to see it make people despise painting until something else will make photography unbearable.” (“Can a Photograph Have the Significance of Art”, MSS, no. 4, December 1922, New York).

Breaking with the standard museum codes while adhering to a more or less chronological framework, the exhibition investigates the nature of the photograph in the digital age and photography’s relationships with the visual arts. Although the discipline quickly became a competitor for painterly realism – think Ingres – it is the scientifically oriented photographers of the 19th century who emerge here as the true visionaries, paving the way for entire output of the 20th century. Nicéphore Niépce, Gustave Le Gray, Etienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge are on show here, alongside other photographers less well known – but for Dibbets just as crucial – including Wilson A. Bentley and Etienne Léopold Trouvelot. Their direct successors are Karl Blossfeldt, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, Paul Strand and Berenice Abbot – in a line that continues on to Bruce Nauman.

As an apologia for photography’s reproducibility, the “Pandora’s Box” the discipline represents for Dibbets is a recipe for total freedom: side by side he shows two similar images, or a positive and its negative, or a copy of a famous work made by a later photographer.

The high point of the exhibition is a selection of photographs by contemporary artists – among them Thomas Ruff, James Welling, Wade Guyton, Seth Price … – whose recourse to digital technology compels an extension of the concept of what Markus Kramer calls the “photographic object”.


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Munich: 5 apr—6 may 2016

"Akt stehend, etwas gebeugt"

Early Grosz

We are happy to present a small exhibition of George Grosz’s early drawings.



opening times are from Monday – Friday 11 – 6 pm.

unsere Öffnungszeiten sind von Montag – Freitag vom 11 – 18 Uhr.

Maastricht: 11—20 mar 2016

"Portail Saint - Étienne en cours de restauration, Notre-Dame de Paris",

Tefaf 2016

We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring 

Will be to arrive where we started 

And know the place for the first time. 

        – Verse V from Little Gidding (1942) – T. S. Eliot


TEFAF is the occasion at which we introduce our most exquisite artworks, which in many instances are collected over years, enabling us to contextualise and often premiere these as groups at the fair. In introducing unique or previously unrecognised photographic objects to the public, our experience and research-expertise distinguish us as a gallery.


Daniel Blau is pleased to present an extraordinary selection of 19th and 20th century photographic masterpieces. This year’s program ranges from the magical era of the medium’s origins in 1839 to the rise of photojournalism a hundred years later.


We are delighted to present one of the earliest pictures ever made by the photographic pioneer Hippolyte Bayard (*1801 – † 1887) who began investigating light’s chemical reactions as early as 1830. In 1839 he publicly announced his direct paper positive invention which created the magical, unique picture of Héra Barberini that allows us today to see the very same radiant light he captured in 1839. Bayard’s brilliance can be further admired in a group of seven prints, each displaying a different tonality and contrast, which are the beautiful survivors and some of the earliest examples of monochrome “colour” photography. Bayard’s masterpieces are exceedingly rare on the art market as most of his work was left to the Société Française de Photographie, which he co-founded in 1854. It is thanks to the illustrious Duc de Luynes, whose patronage and passion for photography, which saw his family’s fortune dwindle as his collection expanded, allows us to still admire these spectacular examples of early photography today.


Our 20th century selection premiers a group of vintage Weegee prints, which were recently discovered in the American “Newspaper Enterprise Association” (N.E.A.) archive. For most of his early career Weegee relentlessly captured New York’s untold stories. From the grandiose halls of the Metropolitan Opera House to the unsophisticated sanctuary of Sammy’s Bar, the congregation of inquisitive spectators to the abrupt silence of a gangland murder,  Weegee found the sensational, the scandalous, the melodramatic and the newsworthy – and he certainly covered it all! We offer these vintage prints for affordable prices beginning at 5,000 Euros.


Furthermore it is our pleasure to present a group of vintage colour prints of atomic bomb testings from the 1950s, which are not only impressive in their quality but also extremely rare. Most of the photography published in the 1950s was still in black-and-white as there was only very limited use for colour. Large pictures of American nuclear tests in colour (Daniel Blau’s long-standing specialty) are among the great rarities of 20th century documentary photography. Today, we treasure these objects as works of art in their own right.



A special exhibition at TEFAF, stand 443

Opening (by invitation only): 10th March, 12 – 9 pm

Exhibition: 11 – 20 March, 11 – 7 pm

MECC, 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands


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Le Locle, Switzerland: 21 feb—29 may 2016

"n.t. (Portrait of Larry Jim Holm Walking on Rails)"

Andy Warhol: First Drawings

The king of pop art, a universally renowned and hugely influential 20th century artist, whose work is continually exhibited, Andy Warhol (1928 -1987) was prolific: he worked in painting, photography, cinema, television and performance, and as a music producer and magazine editor. Warhol’s career began in 1949, when he moved to New York. He was then working as an illustrator for various magazines and his first commissions were as an adman. The 1960s would be his glory days – his tins of Campbell’s soups and portraits of celebrities even attained iconic status. His earliest artwork dates back to the 1950s. Warhol was then practicing his draughtsmanship, copying out photographs found in the American magazine LIFE. These drawings remained unrecognised until they were discovered in 2011 by the German gallery owner Daniel Blau. Over a hundred of them have been brought back together in this exhibition, which casts new light on the wellsprings of Warhol’s work. Through drawing, Warhol developed a visual language, sublimating reality and exploring the idea of a body of work that is both iconic and reproducible.

Public guided tours and lectures are held periodically at the museum.
On request, guided tours can be arranged for groups of up to 25 people.
Please make your reservations by phone or email, at least one week in advance!


Musée des beaux-arts
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
CH – 2400 Le Locle
T +41 (0)32 933 89 50

Opening Times

Wed-Fri 12.30 – 17.00

Sat-Sun 11.00 – 17.00

For further information please click here to visit the museum’s website.


The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with the Daniel Blau gallery, Munich and ETH, Zurich’s collection of engravings and drawings. It has been supported by the Le Cèdre Foundation and the Fondation Bonhôte pour l’art contemporain.

London: 1—31 jul 2015


5 Under 30

Daniel Blau is delighted to announce our annual Young Photographers’ Competition featuring work by:

Melissa Arras

Alan Knox

Julia Parks

Michael Radford

We are delighted to present a selection of work by these talented photographers in a group exhibition here in London from the 1st to the 31st of July.

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Basel, Switzerland: 18—21 jun 2015

Mick Jagger


“I prefer black and white, it eliminates the distraction of colour. Birds use colour as a warning signal; a green berry is ignored, while a red one is eaten. If one looks at a colour image, the first reaction is to the colour, in black and white you see the message instantly. So, black-and-white cuts to the chase.”

      – David Bailey,   April 2015


We are honoured to be placed within the newly created section of galleries focussing on twentieth century art before 1970 (ground level, hall 2).


This year’s exhibition, ‘Black-and-White’, shows wonderful works on paper by artists such as Baselitz, Kiefer, Kirkeby, Lüpertz and Penck, beside large-format NASA photographs taken of the lunar surface in 1967.


The 1960s and 70s were predominantly mediated via black-and-white imagery. Newspapers, television pictures and publications were characterised by monochrome imagery; even Mickey Mouse pocket books only contained colour reproductions on every third and fourth page.


The influx of the American Pop Art movement brought colour into many contemporary art productions. However, despite the seductive and saturated new world of colour, a number of emerging artists refrained from producing “Ersatzkunst” and kept up the traditional “restraint” of drawing in black, albeit with frequent highlights in white or even colour. Certain photographers also continued to use the graphic powers of black-and-white.


Indeed, it is with great pleasure that we present David Bailey’s stunning unique silk-screen print on canvas of Mick Jagger (with fur) taken in 1965, an iconic picture which brilliantly bridges the world of photography with painting. The continued and increasing importance of such works is granted by the simple fact that they move, startle and compel us to engage with the act of looking itself more than ever.  As in Bailey’s words, ‘black-and-white cuts to the chase’; so their uninterrupted force continues.


Art Basel Private View 16/17 June (By Invitation Only)

The Fair is open from June 18 – 21

Opening Hours: 11 – 7 pm


20 May 2015

"Palmyre", 1864

As history unfolds: a view of the Palmyra’s ruins

Following the recent threats from Islamic State militia continue to unfold in Palmyra’s monumental ruins, we would like to share a selection of historic photographs taken by Louis Vignes (1831-1896) on one of the earliest Middle Eastern expeditions to be photographically documented.

Click here to see Vignes’ early photographs.

These pictures reveal the captivating beauty and power of this endangered cultural site.

To read a recent article published by The Guardian newspaper follow this link.



Munich: 12 may—12 jun 2015

"Hail to Hitler", May 16, 1933

Damals München


,,In der letzten Ausstellung in den Räumen am Odeonsplatz möchte ich die Präsentation im neu eröffneten Münchener NS-Dokumentationszentrum um eine Nuance ergänzen. Ich verzichte dabei auf moderne Abzüge und großformatige Reproduktionen und zeige einzig und allein Originale der NS-Zeit. Das Original, der Abzug aus der Zeit, ist der unmittelbare Kontakt und als solcher Zeuge und Ankläger. Die Reproduktion dagegen erlaubt ähnlich wie ein Fernsehbild automatisch Distanz. 

Es geht auch um meine Vergangenheit. Meine Großeltern und Eltern waren Zeugen und direkt betroffen. Ich bin nur indirekt betroffen. Aber so wie man sich der positiven Leistungen seiner Vorfahren rühmt und sich auf sie bezieht, berühren auch solche negativen Lebensereignisse.

Spätestens seit den zwanziger Jahren wurde in München geplant und vorbereitet, was im Laufe der dann folgenden Jahrzehnte geschah. Ich verstehe nicht den Magnetismus, der die Menschenmassen synchron den Arm heben ließ. Unbegreiflich ist ebenso, dass der Großteil der Bevölkerung zumindest schweigend hinnahm, daß sich in der näheren Umgebung die schrecklichsten Ungeheuerlichkeiten ereigneten.  Die Menschen gaben sich zu anfang ahnungslos, was die Vorgänge in den Lagern betraf. Als die Amerikaner und Briten kurz vor Kriegsende die Konzentrationslager öffneten und die Grausamkeiten dokumentierten, führten sie die deutschen Umlandbürger in die Konzentrationslager, direkt an den Leichenbergen vorbei, um sie zum Hinsehen zu zwingen. Diesen Zweck hatten auch zwangsverordnete Kinobesuche, bei denen Dokumentarfilme der Gräuel gezeigt wurden, ebenso wie ›Ausstellungen‹ in Kirchen und Sporthallen mit riesig vergrößerten Fotos aus den KZs.

Die Originale, die in der Galerie ausgestellt werden, sind Zeitzeugen und authentische Dokumente unserer dunkelsten Tage. Die Bilder bewegen mich zutiefst und begleiten mein Denken. Auch sie sind Teil meiner Vergangenheit. Ich möchte sie der Öffentlichkeit nicht vorenthalten.”

- Daniel Blau




Munich: A City of Unrest
A special exhibition dedicated to Munich’s history from 1923-1946


“With the last exhibition at Odeonsplatz 12, I want to add more depth to the presentation in the newly opened NS-Dokumentationszentrum in Munich.

I avoid the modern reproduction or enlargement and show only originals from the 1930s and 40s. The original, the print from the time, is the direct link and as such witness and accuser.  A reproduction on the other hand allows for distance just like a TV picture and has a much weaker impact.

This is my past and history as well. My grandparents and parents were witnesses and directly affected.  I am only indirectly concerned but in the same way one praises ones ancestors positive achievements, negative acts become motivations as well.

What was happening in Germany in the following years had been planned and prepared in Munich from the 1920s.  I do not understand the magnetism, which led to the masses simultaneously raising their arms. Just as incomprehensible is the silent acceptance by the largest part of the population of the most gruesome atrocities being committed nearby. At the end of the war many people pretended to be ignorant of what had happened in the concentration camps. When the American and British forces liberated the camps and documented the cruelties as far as they could, they also made the people of near by villages and cities walk by the bodies and look at them. Forced visits to the movie theaters showing documentaries about the concentration camps and presentations of enlarged photographs in churches and sports halls were also obligatory.  The originals exhibited at the gallery are witnesses and authentic documents from our darkest days.

These pictures move me deeply and have become part of my thinking. They are part of our past and I do not want to keep them from the public.”

- Daniel Blau





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London: 23—24 may 2015

"Lunar Surface" August 6, 1967


Daniel Blau is pleased to present vintage NASA photographs from the unmanned Lunar Orbiter V mission in 1967.The unmanned Moon Orbiter missions I-V succeeded in mapping and photographically capturing the entirety of the Moon’s surface, creating an enormous photographic portrait of our closest neighbour in space.


The Orbiter’s integrated laboratory sub-system produced unprecedented high resolution images that remain the first and only of their kind. During the mission Orbiter V produced 633 high resolution and 211 medium resolution frames. The heated and remote-controlled photo booth was customised specifically to portray the Moon.


Though initially designed to select possible landing sites for the later manned Apollo missions, the photographs produced by the Moon Orbiter are unique in their artistic qualities and scientific values. The prints comprise collated filmstrips – highlighting the groundbreaking printing, collaging and stitching techniques explored throughout the 1960s.  These photographs were developed and scanned on board the Orbiter before radio signals relayed the data back to the ground control stations on Earth – thus enabling the resulting prints.  These stunning black-and-white prints offer uniquely atmospheric views of the Moon’s topography as well as this extraordinary human feat of engineering.


London Photograph Fair: Special Edition held at Two Temple Place, WC2R 3B

Collectors Preview: Saturday 23 May 11am-1pm

Public Opening hours:

Saturday 23 May 1pm – 8pm

Sunday 24 May 10am – 4pm


2 Temple Place is very close to Temple Tube Station, 5 minutes

walk to Somerset House and 15 minutes walk to Tate Modern





New York: 16—19 apr 2015


AIPAD 2015


Daniel Blau is pleased to present Sofia Valiente, this year’s 1st Prize Winner (Portraits, Stories) of the 58th World Press Photography contest. Miracle Village, first exhibited at Daniel Blau in London, is a provocative exploration into the secluded lives of the socially excluded in a purpose-built community located on the outskirts of a rural town in an impoverished area of Palm Beach County, Florida.

Miracle Village houses sex offenders, who, due to the stringent legislation, are unable to find housing, since the laws ensure them to reside at least 1,000 feet from any place where children congregate. Thanks to Valiente, these outcasts, whose lives are forcibly connected by their offences and shared stigma, have for the first time been given a voice and identity.

The undeniable artistic merits of the Miracle Village project lie not only in the exquisite photographic compositions, but in their candid portrayal of the feared and ostracised. The photographs, which are both captivating and unsettling, are accompanied by equally striking stories in a critically-acclaimed book available at our booth throughout the fair. The limited number of signed copies, first published by the Italian artist residency program Fabrica in 2014, offers insight into offenders’ handwritten testimonies.

Daniel Blau gallery is honoured to welcome Sofia Valiente to our stand for the duration of AIPAD.


London: 10 apr—22 may 2015

"Charley Brown Over the Moon", July, 1969

APOLLO 8 x 10

Daniel Blau is pleased to present APOLLO 8 x 10, an exhibition showcasing pictures taken on pioneering NASA explorations beyond the earth’s boundaries. These missions remain unrivalled in their ability to extend our understanding of our cosmos and of photography’s artistic and scientific values.

APOLLO 8 x 10 hosts photographs taken on both manned and unmanned NASA missions, presenting an exciting selection of vintage prints from Apollo as well as Viking, Pioneer, Gemini, Skylab and other missions.


To See is to Believe

Centuries of human curiosity, as well as pioneering explorations, have empowered an inherent desire to reach beyond known territories and expand mankind’s vision.

Not only have these photographs provided scientific data, they continue to inform our cultural understanding of the unknown. Much as Galileo Galilei came to observe the unexplored craters of the Moon, the movement of Venus and the orbiting moons of Jupiter – these photographs highlight humankind’s interest in the subliminal experience of life, defying of our seemingly insignificant presence in our vast cosmos.

How can we distinguish the artistic merits between a drawing made by Leonardo da Vinci of a flying machine and the mosaic panoramas of the moon? From cave paintings to Buzz Aldrin’s footprint on the moon’s surface, art declares the power of exploration: ‘We have been here, I am here, I am the first’. It is photography which has enabled humans unparalleled access to observe and record our astonishingly beautiful neighbouring planets.

This exhibition will bring to light, and to earth, longstanding questions of defining a universal art which inherently incorporates technological and scientific development. Our modern world’s increasingly blurred distinctions between scientific investigation and creative expression need not be a troubling juxtaposition, but instead an example of art as a subjective and flexible manifestation of human triumph.



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New York City: 16—19 apr 2015

"Backstage – Burlesque Strip-Steppers", 1936

AIPAD 2015

The AIPAD Photography Show New York


Daniel Blau is pleased to present newly discovered photographs by Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) at this year’s AIPAD fair.


Margaret Bourke-White’s extensive and diverse career captured many historic moments. In the male-dominated world of early twentieth century photojournalism, Bourke-White undeniably stands as a pioneer.  She was the first female war correspondent, the first woman permitted to work in combat zones, the first woman to fly on a bombing mission during the Second World War and the first Western photographer permitted to document Soviet Industry after the revolution.


The 1930s photographs – exhibited here for the first time in America – explore New York’s most controversial burlesque venues and their dancers, where Bourke-White achieved an unprecedented proximity to her subjects. These photographs show both Bourke-White’s gifted composition as well as her compassion: the warm-tone contact prints reveal a gentler side than is often portrayed through her better-known war photographs.


Her  Washington photographs highlight the groundbreaking spirit with which she forged her prolific career.  Various political portraits show Franklin D. Roosevelt and members of his cabinet including female Assistant Secretary of  Treasury, Josephine Roche, Rexford Tugwell and Harry Hopkins, two of the president’s closest economic advisors. Architectural photographs taken in Washington and New York further underline her compositional virtuosity.



The AIPAD Photography Show, Booth 401

Opening: April 15, 5 – 9 pm


April 16, 11 – 8.30 pm
April 17 & 18, 11 – 7 pm
April 19, 11 – 6 pm





Maastricht: 13—22 mar 2015


TEFAF 2015

Travel in Photography 1864-1976

We are extremely pleased to invite you to our stand at TEFAF 2015, where we will be exhibiting a selection of 19th and 20th century photographs. After successful exhibitions showcasing works by artists and photographers such as Robert Capa, Margaret Bourke-White and other ‘photojournalists’ working for LIFE magazine, we would like to, once again, direct our focus to the more distant past.

The two possibly most elaborate and costly photographic expeditions of the 19th century – funded by Honoré d’Albert Duc de Luynes – went to the region surrounding the Dead Sea in 1864 and 1866. It is, therefore, with the utmost pleasure that we present to you two rare and likely unique sets of photographs from these journeys. These comprise: one hundred and one images taken by Louis Vignes (1831-1896), and seventy-three images taken by Henri Sauvaire (1831-1896).

Another dreamy excursion into the past is a complete set of pictures taken by Paul Émile Miot, on Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands, between 1869 and 1870. A stunning collection of NASA views of the Moon, Mars and other cosmic destinations will be the final stop on our photographic tour of places distant in time & space.


A special exhibition at TEFAF, stand 443

Opening: March 12, 2015, 12 – 9 pm

Exhibition: March 13 – 22, 11 – 7 pm

MECC, 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands







London: 16 jan—13 feb 2015


Jing Jin City and Miracle Village

Jing Jin City and Miracle Village are new photographic projects by two young contemporary artists, Andi Schmied and Sofia Valiente, which we are thrilled to present concurrently in a unique exhibition in January 2015.

Andi Schmied and Sofia Valiente are both interested in communities and social spaces, but have very individual approaches to documentation and intervention. Andi is concerned with architectural and urban spaces, whereas Sofia’s work depicts human faces and relationships. The artists each spent time living in the places they photographed. These procedural and artistic comparisons are particularly apparent and compelling when the projects are viewed together.

Andi Schmied’s Jing Jin City comprises photographs of Jing Jin, which is situated about an hour’s drive from Beijing. The city is home to a development of 3,000 luxury villas, alongside a Hyatt Regency hotel, golf courses, entertainment complexes and the other usual trappings of a wealthy suburban town. The villas form part of an initiative by the local district government, which envisioned Jing Jin as a “new city” built to embody ideals of environmental sustainability as well as material comfort.

Andi’s project will be presented in dialogue with Sofia Valiente’s Miracle Village. The small community of Miracle Village is located on the outskirts of a rural town in an impoverished area of Palm Beach County, Florida. It is currently home to over 100 sex offenders, who for legislative reasons have been unable to find housing elsewhere. The law obliges offenders to live a minimum distance of at least 1,000 feet from any place where children congregate, such as schools or bus stops. In practice, this is very difficult to comply with, and many of these individuals struggle to find a place to live and to re-establish themselves in society. Miracle Village was developed under Fabrica’s Editorial Area.



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Munich: 1—20 dec 2014


X-mas-mix from Araki to Zangaki

This Christmas Daniel Blau Gallerie in Munich is pleased to present a selection of photographs from the gallery’s most important collections.

By setting the scene of variety and juxtaposition as a context, the show culminates in a colourful, affordable and light-hearted exhibition for Christmas.

Works by David Bailey, Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, and Nobuyoshi Araki are featured alongside astonishing US Army, US Airforce, and NASA prints.

Araki to Zangaki contrasts documentary prints with contemporary colour photographs and illustrates the varied forms and practices of photography. The works by Araki and Bailey highlight the diverse way in which one medium of photography can be used. Diversity is a theme throughout resulting in an interesting portrayal of the human landscape in the 20th and 21st Century.

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Paris: 13—16 nov 2014

"Myitkyina, Burma; American-Held Airdrome"


Daniel Blau gallery is delighted to announce two extraordinary collections at Paris Photo 2014.



This exceptional exhibition of 125 vintage prints concentrates on the work of twenty-one LIFE photographers who covered the various campaigns of the Second World War. Included are works by W. Eugene Smith, George Rodger, Robert Capa, Dimitri Kessel, Ralph Morse, and George Silk, among others.



Included in this show are war photographs, rare contact prints, and early works by one of the most celebrated woman photographers of the Twentieth Century. Many of these photographs are being exhibited for the first time since their publication in the 1930s.




London: 31 oct—19 dec 2014

"President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Desk in the White House"

Margaret Bourke-White

Daniel Blau is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of  Margaret Bourke-White’s work at our London gallery.

Featuring a selection of over sixty vintage photographs, our Bourke-White exhibition presents contrasting facets of the photographer’s work, including incredible images of the Second World War in North Africa and Italy shown alongside previously unseen and lesser-known photographs of burlesque dancers backstage.

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Munich: 3 oct—1 nov 2014

"King´s beer (Küchenbild)"

Christa Dichgans

Galerie Daniel Blau is delighted to announce the opening of an exhibition of paintings by the German artist, Christa Dichgans. Included will be rare paintings from the 1960s and 70s, many of which are being shown for the first time.

The early paintings were made after the artist studied in Berlin under the painter Fred Thieler. It was after the birth of her son in 1963 that she began to make still-life paintings of toys. She says, “It was like a small-format reality in concentrated form.”

It was during her stay in New York that she started responding to Pop, the new fashion aesthetic. The exhibition will feature Dichgans’s iconic sausage paintings, and the weapon still-life paintings made during her stay in New York, Rome, and Florence.

Dichgans has had several solo exhibitions worldwide including those in Berlin, New York, Buenos Aires, Paris, Venice, Zurich, and Moscow. Following the exhibition at Daniel Blau, a selection of her work will be included in the long-awaited “German Pop” exhibition at Schirn Frankfurt, in November, 2014.

Christa Dichgans was born 1940 in Berlin. She studied from 1960-65 at the Berlin Academy of Arts under Fred Thieler. She received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation in 1966 and moved to New York for a year. Dichgans worked as Georg Baselitz’s assistant from 1984 to 1988. She currently lives and works in Berlin and La Haute Carpénée in southern France.
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: 19—19 oct 2014

Andy Warhol Artwork © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy: Daniel Blau Munich/London

PAD 2014

Daniel Blau is delighted to announce the gallery’s participation at PAD this year.

We will present an exhibition of important Warhol drawings from the 1950s, as well as late paintings.

Discovered in the Warhol estate, the drawings were made at a time when he was resolutely searching for his own voice, and give us a rare insight in to this formative period of his work.

Also included in the exhibition will be two late abstract paintings, as well as a group of the “GE Steak” paintings from the “Ads” series.


London: 19 sep—25 oct 2014

Henry Herr Gill, ”Thai Troops“, 1979

Other Portraits

Daniel Blau gallery is delighted to announce the opening of the forthcoming exhibition, ‘Other Portraits’; a selection of portraits and self-portraits by twenty-two of some of the most significant and celebrated photographers of the twentieth century.

Included are distinctive photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, Cecil Beaton, Walker Evans, Hugo Adolf Bernatzik, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tina Modotti, Arnold Newman and others. Gandhi, Roosevelt, and Mao Tse Tung are seen alongside portraits of Andy Warhol, Federico Fellini, as well as Nuba tribes people from Sudan.

‘Other Portraits’ represents an ideosyncatic look at portraiture. The photographs range from the subtle and intimate portrait of “Bernice Abbott” by Walker Evans, to the bold, curious images of “Willem de Kooning” by Arnold Newman. The exhibition is an invitation to explore the essence of each, from a reflective Churchill by Larry Burrows, to the steady eyes of Bourke-White’s self-portrait.

A fascinating dialogue exists between the person in front of the camera and the one behind. Not only do we see the subject portrayed in the photograph, but the photographer is revealed too.
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Munich: 4 jul—27 sep 2014

Nyt Laeso-hoved


Per Kirkeby (*1938) is a Danish painter, sculptor and writer. He is also a geologist and natural scientist. As a student, he conducted geological fieldwork in the glacial northern frontier of Greenland where he studied rock formations and sketched the landscape during his free time. This empirical background has made a profound impact on Kirkeby’s artistic work and his pieces are often informed by his understanding of geological processes.

Kirkeby began creating sculpted plaster forms cast in bronze during the 1980s, mostly working outdoors during the summer on the remote Danish island of Laeso, which was once home to many major nineteenth century Danish landscape painters. Kirkeby’s bronzes appear to be chunks of hardened black lava, etched with seemingly endless valleys and creases. These rare pieces are highly expressive and possess a poetic, dramatic character.

Opening: July 3, 6-8pm

Exhibition: July 4 – September 27, 2014
Please note that the gallery is closed during the month of August.
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Basel, Switzerland: 19—22 jun 2014

"Untitled (Concrete Sculpture)"

Art Basel 2014

We are delighted to present an exhibition of rare sculptures, collages and drawings by Andy Warhol at Art Basel 2014.

Our exhibition includes one of Warhol’s largest cement sculptures – a cardboard box filled with cement in which the artist has left his handprint and signature.

We will also show Warhol’s sculpture “You’re In” – Coke bottles spray-painted silver. This was his contribution to the 1967 Museum of Merchandise exhibition in Philadelphia. The Coca Cola company soon forbid Warhol to sell the bottles as they were a Coca Cola product. So Warhol instead sold the “Silver Lining” perfume bottles and gave a silver Coke bottle to the purchaser for free. It is extremely rare to find Warhol’s silver Coke bottles and the original perfume bottles together. We will show three sets.

The exhibition will additionally feature a set of folding screens produced by Warhol after a visit to Asia in 1956, as well as a selection of recently discovered drawings and collages that offer us incredible insight into the early career of the one of the 20th century’s most important artists.

Art Basel 2014
Ground Floor, Booth D3
Basel, Switzerland

Opening: Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th June (by invitation)
Exhibition: Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd June

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London: 5—31 jul 2014

5 under 30

5 UNDER 30

Daniel Blau is pleased to announce the five winners of the gallery’s second annual Young Photographers’ Competition:

Matan Ashkenazy
Oliver Eglin
Daewoong Kim
Ruidi Mu
Sofia Valiente

We are delighted to present a selection of work by these talented photographers in a group exhibition here in London this July.

Please join us for the opening on Friday 4th July from 6 – 8 pm!

Download the 5 UNDER 30 exhibition press release here

Visit our 5 UNDER 30 competition website!

31 Mar 2014

Capa in the FT crop

Our Capa Exhibition is Critics’ Choice in FT Weekend 29/30 March

London: 4 apr—10 may 2014

"Doesn't Mind the Heat, Somewhere in France (Saint-Sauveur-Le-Vicomte)"


Europe 1943–1945
A Collection of Vintage Prints

Robert Capa is the Twentieth Century’s most celebrated war photographer.

Reporting from five horrific theatres of war – the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II in Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War – Capa’s enduring legacy is an extraordinary body of ‘concerned photography’ – deeply felt pictures documenting the human condition.

This exhibition comprises rare vintage Capa prints from the period 1943 to 1945. Many are exhibited here for the first time, and some are newly recognised as his.

In 1942, Capa was a war correspondent accompanying American forces on their push from North Africa into Italy. He was in Sicily in July – August 1943, and Naples in early October 1943, and went on to photograph the European Theatre more widely, including London, Normandy and the liberation of Paris.

He was part of the second wave of US troops to land on Omaha beach in 1944, where in the first couple of hours of the invasion he famously shot 106 pictures on the two Contax II cameras he carried, of which only 11 photographs survived.

Rooted in social documentary, Capa’s work was made at the heart of the matter. He was instinctive, audacious, brave, cavalier, even reckless, saying: “if your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”.

Opening: Thursday, April 3, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition: April 4 – May 10, 2014
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Los Angeles: 25—27 apr 2014

Uncharted - Al Pacino

Paris Photo LA 2014

At the 2014 Paris Photo art fair in Los Angeles, we will present Bailey’s new series “Uncharted”. This series of unique “torn” silver prints features some of Bailey’s most famous portraits of celebrities such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Mick Jagger and Jack Nicholson. 

In the age of digital imaging, where the photograph is reduced to a series of pixels, Bailey’s tearing emphasises the tactile nature of his works, rendering them highly personal. Despite the prevalence and convenience of digital photography, where millions of photographs are taken, deleted, and altered every second, Bailey defends his continued preference for working with film:

“The problem with digital imaging is that there’s no accident. I don’t know what’s going to come back, it’s kind of if I make a mistake it’s part of the creation in a way because the only way you can get creative is by making mistakes. With digital there’s no mistake, everything’s perfect.”

Viewed against the backdrop of the contemporary digital age, these prints become symbolic of Bailey’s conscious re-assertion of control over the photographic medium. Their value ultimately lies in their uniqueness, for, unlike the endlessly duplicated digital image, no two torn photographs will ever be identical. Our exhibition will also include a number of rare large-format platinum prints.

Paris Photo Los Angeles Paramount Pictures Studios

5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Opening: April 24, 3–9 pm
Exhibition: April 25–27, 12–7 pm, 2014

New York City: 10—13 apr 2014

Assassination of JFK

AIPAD 2014


Photographic Sequences

The AIPAD Photography Show New York

At AIPAD 2014 we are pleased to present an exhibition of photographic sequences. These vintage photographs document momentous historical events as they unfold. Viewed sequentially, they create a sense of narrative which appeals to our innate love of stories.

Our wide-ranging exhibition includes an iconic four shot sequence by William Genaust depicting his fellow U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima in February 1945, as well as Abraham Zapruder’s famous sequence of images illustrating the assassination of President Kennedy on 22 November 1963.

The exhibition also encompasses photographs of the nuclear weapons test conducted by the U.S. as part of Operation Upshot-Knothole, which took place in the Nevada desert in 1953. In this sequence of photographs we see the devastating effects of the blast wave on a building standing in its path.

We will also show an exceptional group of photos by Sandro Aurisicchio del Val. The undeveloped films were purchased by Robert Capa from the Italian Resistance fighter in Naples and sent to the U.S. They were prominently featured in LIFE magazine at the time.

Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City

Booth #400

Opening: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5 – 9 pm
Exhibition: Thursday – Saturday, April 10 – 12, 11 – 7 pm
Sunday April 13, 11 – 6 pm

Download our AIPAD 2014 press release here

14—23 mar 2014

“n.t. (Portraits of Andries Zwart and Jan van den Heuvel)”

TEFAF 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will present an exhibition of extraordinary Warhol drawings at TEFAF this year, including a new discovery that is bound to cause a sensation.

During Daniel’s research of Warhol’s drawings from the 1950s – for his book “From Silverpoint to Silver Screen” – he discovered the photographic sources for several of Warhol’s drawings. We are delighted to present a number of these drawings alongside the photographs that inspired them.

Of the works in our exhibition, one drawing is of particular relevance in the Maastricht setting. In 1951 Andries Zwart, a 9 year old from Egmond-aan-Zee, and Jan van den Heuvel, a 12 year old from Amsterdam, were chosen to grace the Dutch Kinderzegels (postage stamps which additionally support Dutch welfare institutions). LIFE Magazine reproduced these stamps alongside photographic portraits of the two boys in their January 1952 issue. Warhol used these illustrations for one of his drawings (featured in our press release below). We will be showing the original drawing at TEFAF along with the 1952 copy of LIFE Magazine.

Warhol’s exquisite drawings have never before been shown in this context. We look forward to welcoming you to stand 443.

A special exhibition at TEFAF, stand 443

Opening: March 13, 12–9 pm
Exhibition: March 14–23, 2014, 11–7 pm

TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) MECC, 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands, Tel. +49 / 172 / 74 84 999


Munich: 7 mar—3 may 2014

Bailey invite



70s Polaroids

Planet of the Apes on TV, Papua New Guinea, Portraits

“The best thing about Polaroid is to use it for porn, because you don’t have 
to take it to the chemist!”

Bailey, Jan. 16, 2014

In the first of three exhibitions exploring the work of British artist David Bailey, we are delighted to present “Bailey: 70s Polaroids” at our Munich gallery.

In 1974, Bailey took his Polaroid SX70, which was at the time the most advanced camera in the world, to Papua New Guinea to photograph the lives of the people living there.  Exhibiting the faces of indigenous people from the deepest jungles of the country, the images from this trip represent a close-up, nostalgic view of a civilisation seemingly untouched by modernity.  We will be showing a selection of Papua Polaroids alongside a selection of portraits and Bailey’s Planet of the Apes Polaroids, taken during a television broadcast.

It was during a visit to Bailey’s London studio in 2012 that Daniel Blau discovered these unseen, long-lost contributions to his work.  “To find the box of Polaroids from the 1970s adds a very special touch,” said Blau, “it’s a bit like archaeology.  You get a peak into the past, and into a strange world as well”.

In addition to our exhibition of rare Polaroids we are pleased to present two further exhibitions of Bailey’s photographs at our London gallery and at Paris Photo Los Angeles this spring.
For more information about our London show click HERE.

For more information about our LA show click HERE.
Opening: Thursday, March 6, 5 – 8pm
Exhibition: March 7 – May 3, 2014
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London: 15 feb—29 mar 2014

Water! One Torpedoing - No Charge


The still point of the turning world.
T.S. Eliot


Following on the success of our “History in the Taking” show at Paris Photo Los Angeles last year, we are very pleased to present “Eyewitness”, an exhibition of Pulitzer prize winning photographs at our London gallery.


A powerful photograph stops time. A vast story can be contained in a single snapshot. When contemplating one of these renowned photographs we recall the events of the past and become oblivious to our present moment.


The exhibition is composed of original vintage prints of famous photographs, many of which have documented and shaped our history. The show includes Robert H. Jackson’s photograph of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald and Paul Vathis’ “Two Men with a Problem”, amongst many others.


We believe that the value of these photographs is found in their cultural and artistic significance as well as in the historical nature of the prints themselves.

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London: 13 dec—8 feb 2014

Space is Deep

Space is Deep

It does not feel, it does not die, space is neither truth nor lie
Into the void we have to travel, to find the clue which will unravel
Is this the reason deep in our minds
Hawkwind, 1972

This exhibition sees the collective imagination of LE GUN venture into new territory as the group’s collaborative artwork moves from black and white into technicolor. LE GUN work together on each drawing they make, creating idiosyncratic imagery which blends a punk, occult, pop and surrealist aesthetic. Established in 2004, LE GUN is a group consisting of five artist illustrators (Bill Bragg, Chris Bianchi, Neal Fox, Robert Rubbish, and Steph von Reiswitz) and two designers (Alex Wright and Matt Appleton) who met at London’s Royal College of Art.

As well as being the producers of their cult self-titled magazine, the group are internationally recognised for their enigmatic installations, design projects and art shows. Most recently they built a shamanic ambulance pulled by urban foxes for the exhibition Memory Palace at the Victoria and Albert museum. The particular style they have developed, in which the sum is greater than the parts, is what makes LE GUN’s group aesthetic so distinctive.

Their independent graphic art publication provides a common ground for both emerging and established artists, illustrators, writers and poets, and this show also features a group of artists who have regularly featured in its pages, alongside the work of the LE GUN collective.

Exhibition opening: Thursday December 12th, 6-8pm
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Paris: 14—17 nov 2013

"Nazi Surrender After Fierce Battle, France"

Paris Photo 2013

Daniel Blau is pleased to present two exceptional collections on the occasion of Paris Photo 2013:

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954)

Robert Capa, renowned war photographer and co-founder of Magnum Photos, died a violent death while covering the first Indochina War in 1954. Had he lived, he would have turned 100 on October 22, 2013. As a centennial celebration of Capa’s life and work we present a collection of rare vintage pictures documenting WWII in Europe from 1943-45, primarily in Sicily and France.

Misled / Verführt German Youth 1933-1945

An exhibition of photographs of German adolescents during Hitler’s regime. This collection of images depicts a misled generation – children raised as soldiers, eager to become heroes but ultimately used as cannon fodder. This group of dramatic photographs has been carefully assembled over five years and is available as a set.

Download our Paris Photo 2013 press release here

Paris Photo 2013
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris


Stand B20
November 14 – 16
12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
November 17
12:30 – 7:00 pm

Paris & London: 6 nov—7 dec 2013

Ava Gardner

J. R. Eyerman Rediscovered

We are thrilled to announce our exclusive collaboration with the estate of renowned photographer J. R. Eyerman (1906-1985). This November we will present two exhibitions, one in London and one in Paris, which take us back to the glamour and excitement of Hollywood and pay tribute to one of America’s celebrated 20th century photojournalists.

For Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris we present “J. R. Eyerman Rediscovered, Part One: Kim Novak”: a series of 1950s photographs of Kim Novak as a young starlet. We will simultaneously show  “Part Two: Beauties, Brutes and Other Characters” in our London gallery.

The photographs in these exhibitions come from the personal collection of Life Magazine photographer J. R. Eyerman. Most of these images have never been published and are now being revealed to the public for the first time.

Part One:
November 6 – 23, 2013
Galerie Meyer
17 Rue des Beaux Arts
Paris 75006 France
+33 1 43 54 85 74

Part Two:
Opening: November 8, 6-8pm
Exhibition: November 9 – December 7, 2013
Daniel Blau, London


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London: 11 oct—2 nov 2013

Slow Train Coming

Neal Fox – Saturnalia

In this exhibition, we are thrilled to present a selection of new works on paper by the inimitable Neal Fox, co-founder of London art collective Le Gun.  Hierarchies are reversed in a show that embodies the spirit of the Ancient Roman festival Saturnalia: slaves became rulers, sitting at banquet tables, exempt from punishment on festival days. The carnivalesque atmosphere of the feast of fools, brimming with libations, gambling and debauchery, of liberation through absurdity and chaos, becomes formal and symbolic material for Fox’s psychedelic and transgressive drawings. Citing a range of influences from cartoonist Robert Crumb to painter Hieronymus Bosch to novelist William S. Burroughs, anachronisms become a signifying feature of the artist’s work.
Drawing upon motifs from the collective unconscious, and with a cast of pop culture figures ranging from Hunter S. Thompson to Ziggy Stardust, Fox employs his iconoclastic touch and unravels – with great humour – the grotesque in a world turned upside down.
For questions pertaining to price and availability of works from this exhibition, please use the ‘enquire’ button to contact us.

17 Sep 2013

Financial Times 13.09.2013

Munich Warhol Shows in the Financial Times

“In Munich this week, the Pinakothek der Moderne has just reopened after renovation with a show of almost 180 Andy Warhol drawings from the 1950s.”

Read the full article by Georgina Adam in the Financial Times “Life and Arts” here.

London, Regent's Park: 17—20 oct 2013

Female Nude, Half Kneeling, Hands Clasped, Looking Up

Frieze Masters 2013 – Weibsbilder: Selected Drawings 1913-1983

We are very pleased to present an extraordinary exhibition of twentieth century drawings from 1913-1983 at Frieze Masters. The human form has served as inspiration for artistic work since the earliest drawings, and our show is dedicated in particular to the curves and shapes of women.

A special highlight is the release of 40 early drawings by renowned German artist George Grosz (1893-1959). These drawings were made at the beginning of the artist’s career in 1913 and rediscovered in his estate 100 years later. Most of them have not been previously exhibited. His sparse drawing style is minimalistic and expressive – not a single line is wasted. Grosz’s figures appear to be transparent and yet are full of character and movement. These exceptional works are being shown alongside drawings by Andy Warhol, whose controversial “Nosepicker” Grosz famously defended while Warhol was a student in Pittsburgh. The artists’ early works display a similar use of line which can be fully appreciated when viewed together.

Other highlights of our show include a number of A. R. Penck’s 1960s stylised pencil drawings on paper, which have never before been seen by the public, alongside a selection of remarkable drawings from the 1970s by Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer, among others.

Download our Frieze Masters 2013 press release here

Booth B12
Preview: October 15 & 16, 2013
Exhibition: October 17 -20, 12 – 7 pm