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Visite Privée by François Halard

by habituallychic

09 . 27 . 10
Photographer François Halard recently had an exhibition which was compiled into an accompanying book entitled Visite Privée.   The collection of photographs of artists and their studios include Cy Twombly, Julian Schnabel, Carlos Mollino, Ahn Duong, Richard Avedon, Paul Cezanne, Robert Rauschenberg, and others.  My favorite space is of course Mr. Hallard’s own home in Arles, France.  There is a great story in Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People about how he wasn’t intending to buy a home but fell in love with its “melancholy spell.”  He spent years restoring the home and filled it with many pieces he already owned in storage including the Louis XVI lit a la polonaise canopy bed from the antiquaire Compoglio.  I’ve included photos from both books here but unfortunately Visite Privée seems to only be available in Europe.  A reason to hop on a plane to Paris if I ever saw one but if that’s not possible, you can also check out the rest of the artists onlineÀ tout à l’heur‎e!

Photos by François Halard

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  1. Teresa at Splendid Sass September 27, 2010 | 8:49 pm

    Oh so beautiful! I too would love to get my hands on that book! hank you for sharing.
    Have a nice afternoon.

  2. Alcira Molina-Ali September 28, 2010 | 2:06 am

    I wish to inhabit Francois’ grainy, gorgeous world. His work stands out with quiet dignity where other’s pales.


  3. Sanity Fair September 28, 2010 | 3:00 am

    AH-mazing pics! I’d especially love to get my hands on Vogue Living. It’s on the list.

  4. Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll September 28, 2010 | 3:15 am

    All are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. jones September 28, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    Thank you for reminding me about “Vogue Living”,,,,Francois Halard is a true artist. (Glad that you are better) Mary

  6. Acquired Objects September 28, 2010 | 2:08 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better today! I’m loving those images and of course want the book as well. Absolutely breathtaking!

  7. Tina Steele Lindsey September 28, 2010 | 5:39 pm

    so romantic and dreamy – I am inspired – thank you

  8. Claudia Juestel September 28, 2010 | 8:43 pm

    Love the moodiness of each space and image.