On Tuesday March 5, 2019, Chanel Iman and her husband Sterling Shepard, Gay Talese and Audrey Gruss, joined Galerie Gmurzynska Co-Owner Isabelle Bscher and gallery Director Martin Friedrichs in honoring Karl Lagerfeld at the opening of an oeuvre-spanning exhibition of his fine-art photography.
The show, on view from March 6 through April 27, 2019, is the gallery’s second exhibition following its inaugural showing of work by Wifredo Lam. In the comprehensive exhibition of more than 40 works, the full range of Lagerfeld’s output is on display, from his celebrity portraits—whether a close-up of Nicole Kidman or Arnold Schwarzenegger atop a motorcycle—to his photography depicting his beloved adopted city of Paris, and his romantic depictions of floating flowers.
In addition to the New York City show, an exhibition of Lagerfeld’s work has also been mounted at the gallery’s Zurich space, through May 2019. The gallery’s first solo exhibition of Lagerfeld’s fine-art photography was in 1996.
More than 150 friends, collectors, and art-world luminaries gathered for a private reception at the gallery’s New York City location, 39 East 78th Street, to fete Lagerfeld and his artistic output. Guests included: Beth Rudin DeWoody, Glenn Fuhrmann, Israel Englander, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Omar Hernandez, pianist Micah McLaurin, artist Susan J. Barron, Jeremy Fragrance, James Ginty, Rose Hartman, Caroline Johnson, artist Bentley Meeker, Randi Schatz, Whitney Schott, designer Helen Yarmak, Janna Bullock, and Zoe Bullock.