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Franz Hubmann: Artist Portraits

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Albertina Vienna dedicates a retrospective exhibition to the oeuvre of Franz Hubmann, one of Austria’s most  important post-war photojournalists. The showcase is open until October 17, 2021.

Franz Hubmann (1914–2007) first gained renown as a reportage photographer in the 1950s. When the cultural magazine ‘magnum’ was established in 1954, he became its main contributor – significantly shaping the publication’s visual style. A keen observer, he focused his attention on people, making them the centre of his influential photo stories. The multi-faceted oeuvre he created right up to his death serves as a fascinating document of cultural and social history, both within Austria and beyond.

The exhibition encompasses a selection of artist portraits spanning from the 1950s to the 1990s, featuring personalities such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Andy Warhol (whose work is, in fact, also represented in the Albertina’s holdings).

The showcased photographs are drawn from the collection of former gallerist Helmut Klewan, the core part of which is being gradually transferred to the Albertina as a gift.  

For further details visit Albertina Wien

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