Marc Riboud

Sunday, 4 September 2016

“In 1953, Riboud shot Zazou painting the Eiffel Tower, regularly referred to by critics as balletic. The composition is what first arrests the viewer’s gaze: a stark metal fretwork, within which there are vertiginous glimpses of a distant Champ de Mars far below, on which the painter’s extended limbs – even his paintbrush – form an integral part of the geometry. Zazou’s balance is phenomenal, his attitude even more so; the Buster Keaton hat and even his name are straight out of music hall.” Amanda Hopkinson • Guardian

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