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‘CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century’ is an exhibition of photographs from the Pinault Collection held at Palazzo Grassi, Venice, until January 7, 2024. Curated by Matthieu Humery, this is the first major exhibition of masterpieces recently acquired by the Pinault Collection and from the Condé Nast archives, some of which have never been seen by the public before. A selection of 407 works from between 1910 and 1979 – displayed in chronological order – shows the women and men, the historical moments, the mundane, the dreams and the dramas of the 20th century.

CHRONORAMA represents both the passing of time and the images that remain of it by bringing together the work of more than 150 international artists including photographers Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, and illustrators Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden, George Wolfe Plank. Among the foremost talents of their generation, they have shaped the photographic and artistic aesthetics of their time through the publication of their work in Condé Nast magazines (Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Glamour, GQ…). Portraits of famous actors and actresses and important figures of the 20th century are interspersed with fashion photography, photojournalism, photographs of architecture, still lifes, and documentary photography.

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