A very Mad Men exhibition at the Jeu de Paume

If you were a big fan of the Mad Men TV show, rush to see the exhibition of American street photographer Garry Winogrand at the Jeu de Paume; the museum will be open the 11 November holiday.

Same decor: New York. Same period: the 50s-60s and more generally post-war America. And same topics: the triumphant middle class, business men in pinstripe suits, celebrities from that era (a memorable photo of Mohammed Ali), politicians, but also soldiers, demonstrators, hippies as well as anonymous figures, immortalized on a street corner of the Big Apple, Washington, Chicago, Miami or L.A.

We like: a captivating retrospective that unveils for the first time certain clichés. Because while the artist was shooting all over the place, he did not always take the time to develop his film rolls, finally exploited here.

Cool, free guided visits on Wednesday and Saturday at 12h30 (with a presentation of the entrance ticket).

The must? The exhibition continues in the hallways and on the platforms of certain subway stops (Bir Hakeim, Hôtel de Ville, La Chapelle, Jaurès…).


Garry Winogrand, until 8 February 2014. Tuesday from 11am to 9pm. Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Closed on Monday

Full rate 10€


© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel

Where to find it ?

Musée du Jeu de Paume

1 place de la concorde

75008 Paris

01 47 03 12 50


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