Luc Fournol was a French photographer arguably best known for his portraits of the most famous artists of his time, taken for Art Magazine. He befriended most of these artists and took great pleasure as a collector of their works. Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Bernard Buffet, Pablo Picasso, and Jean Cocteau are some of the painters Fournol counted among his contemporaries and subjects. He also took pictures of famous writers such as Colette, Henry Miller, and Tennessee Williams, but other celebrities as well. There were actors, musicians, and even Presidents, including Charles De Gaulle and John F. Kennedy).
Featured image: Luc Fournol - Salvador Dali, ca.
1970 (detail). Archival pigment print on baryte paper. 15 7/10 × 11 4/5 in. 40
× 30 cm. Edition of 30. This work is part of a limited edition set. Photo
courtesy Galerie XII