Serge Gainsbourg-Jane Birkin, mythical couple in the hearts of the French will be at the heart of an exhibition dedicated to them.
Serge Gainsbourg-Jane Birkin : An unprecedented exhibition
At the end of 2019, a first exhibition devoted to Jane Birkin was organized at the gallery of the moment, a duo between Tony Frank, Serge Gainsbourg’s portrait painter and Andrew Birkin, Jane’s brother...
On the occasion of the release this year of the very beautiful book by Andrew Birkin “the intimate family album” published by Albin Michel to show the images of this rather special family and whose history every Frenchman knows.
A privileged witness to his sister’s life, Andrew was able to capture the different periods of her life, a wise young girl with a ribbon in her hair, Kate’s young mother after her marriage to composer John Barry, then the beginnings of her romance with the great Serge Gainsbourg and their life together, Charlotte’s arrival, birthdays, vacations, rue de Verneuil, London, the countryside…this daily life that thanks to him we feel we can share for a moment.
Stanley Kubrick’s assistant
Assistant director alongside Stanley Kubrick, screenwriter, director, he spent his life surrounded by artists, and in these family images was able to capture the energy and intimacy of these extraordinary characters. The profile portrait of Serge with his dog Nana and their 2 long noses is as simple as it is perfect. The all-British humor of the photo of Serge reading his newspaper with the headline “the towel is burning at the Gainsbougs” with a distraught face, is a treat. Without counting on the emotion released by the pictures of the children always present and ready to play with the lens ! A dive into the intimacy of a mythical couple.
“Album de famille” by Andrew Birkin – Galerie de l’Instant, 46 rue du Poitou, 75 003 Paris – From December 9, 2022 to February 19, 2023