Bernard Faucon - On a Réalisé ce qu'on a Rêvé…
Bernard Faucon
On a Réalisé ce qu'on a Rêvé…
Fresson Photograph
1991, Printed 1993
23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 4/10 on print verso.Print made 1993 in Paris

Bernard Faucon - On l'a eu, on n'y a pas cru...
Bernard Faucon
On l'a eu, on n'y a pas cru...
Fresson Photograph
1992, Printed 1993
23 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 2/10 on print verso.Print made 1993 in Paris

Bernard Faucon - La Cene
Bernard Faucon
La Cene
Fresson Photograph
1981, Printed 2002
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 23/40 on verso

Bernard Faucon - La Gitane
Bernard Faucon
La Gitane
Fresson Photograph
1990, Printed 2005
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 3/10 on print verso

Bernard Faucon - La Fin du Cabanon, Chambre de la Gitane / The End of The Cabano
Bernard Faucon
La Fin du Cabanon, Chambre de la Gitane / The End of The Cabanon, Room of the Gypsy
Archival Pigment Photograph
2005, Printed 2010
44 1/2 x 61 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/10 on verso

Bernard Faucon - Feu d'Artifice à Mae Hong Song / Fireworks at Mae Hong Song
Bernard Faucon
Feu d'Artifice à Mae Hong Song / Fireworks at Mae Hong Song
Archival Pigment Photograph
2005, Printed 2010
44 1/2 x 61 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso

Bernard Faucon - Clair de Memzel
Bernard Faucon
Clair de Memzel
Archival Pigment Photograph
2005, Printed 2009
43 3/4 x 57 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/10 on recto

Bernard Faucon - La Chambre de Michael / Michael's Room
Bernard Faucon
La Chambre de Michael / Michael's Room
Archival Pigment Photograph
2005, Printed 2010
44 1/2 x 61 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso

Bernard Faucon - Sonde en Feu / Suanda Island on Fire
Bernard Faucon
Sonde en Feu / Suanda Island on Fire
Archival Pigment Photograph
2005, Printed 2010
44 1/2 x 61 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso

Bernard Faucon Portfolio
Bernard Faucon
Bernard Faucon Portfolio
Archival Pigment Photographs
19 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Portfolio consists of twenty photographs from the "Chambres D'Amour" series. Signed, date printed and editioned out of 30 on description page.

Bernard Faucon was one of the first photographers to master the constructed image creating photographic mise en scène that convincingly distort reality. His series Les Grandes Vacances composed in the late 1970s became pioneering subjective reality photographs that would push the genre to the forefront in the 1980s. Faucon’s method in this enigmatic and nostalgic series was to employ both mannequins and sometimes actual children to create intricate staged scenes that reflect playful, yet ominous situations from an idyllic childhood. These scenes are dreamlike, but are not entirely innocent. The unusually memorable and striking compositions subtly evoke heightened feelings and emotions, which could be linked to memories of viewers’ own childhoods. Commenting on his initial inspiration for the series, Faucon says, “The idea of fabricating fictions, the idea of a possible equation between photography and the dummies, struck me quite out of the blue. Childhoods made of flesh and plaster, the many lights of the Luberon, the nostalgia and actuality of desires, crystallized together through the magical operation of the photographic record. The power to fix, eternalize in light, attest to the world the perfection of an instant.”

Of a later series entitled, Les Chambres d’amour composed during the 1980s, he says, “These images are the heart of my personal strategy.” Faucon seems to reflect a desire to express his own interiority through the creation of these chambres. Yet the mystery still remains, for he never directly reveals the true meaning of his enigmatic work. In 1995, he stopped taking pictures. “One way or another,” the artist declared, “I had to eventually make true my claim to finish, my obsession with closing. This became the series The End Of The Image.” Faucon chose to develop his photographs using the highly exclusive and controlled method of color printing known as Fresson printing. This method of printing produces an image that is characteristically diffused and subtle making it one of the most painterly of photographic processes considering the colors are each applied separately and seem to float one atop another. It is also considered to be the most archival and stable of any color processes used today.

Born in Southern France in 1950, Faucon is not only a conceptual photographer, but also a poet and philosophical writer. He attended Sorbonne University in Paris until 1973, receiving a degree in philosophy. The highly influential art dealer Leo Castelli was the first to introduce Faucon’s work in the United States followed by his soaring popularity in Asia. He has had over 200 solo exhibitions featuring his contemporary fine art and has published several books. Faucon’s work is included in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie among many others.

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