With the award season in full swing, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Finch & Partners are proud to bring their photographic exhibition “The Art of Behind The Scenes” to Los Angeles this month.
“The Art of Behind the Scenes” showcases some of the most stunning behind-the-scenes photographs captured on set of this past century’s most iconic films. The exhibit takes you on an intimate, historic journey of the work and play that went into creating some of the most cinematic images of our time: Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr entwined in their legendary kiss from Here To Eternity, Audrey Hepburn relaxing on set before the next setup in Two For the Road, Brigitte Bardot passing time with a cigarette and a deck of cards during Viva Maria, Quentin Tarantino dancing behind camera with Uma Thurman and John Travolta on the set of Pulp Fiction — even David Bowie between the scenes as he’s made up for The Man Who Fell To Earth. Many of the images in this exhibit are exceptionally rare and have never been exhibited before. In this showcase, these pictures capturing the process of creating Hollywood classics are celebrated as art themselves, and the artists who shot them celebrated.
This is the first time that “The Art of Behind the Scenes” has traveled to Los Angeles, and also the first time the public will have the opportunity to see the exhibit at KP Projects Art Gallery (170 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles). Curated by Finch & Partners, the first series of the exhibit premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for one night only at the Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner and Award at the Hotel du Cap. The second series of these historic images where unveiled in Cannes in May 2016 and travelled to the New York Film Festival in partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre.
All prints are available for sale both in the gallery or online. A percentage of the sales will go to the Ghetto Film School during the whole exhibit period. The Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning non-profit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers.
Based in the South Bronx NYC and MacArthur Park LA, GFS builds a pipeline of diverse, creative talent through two tracks: a pre-professional, narrative filmmaking educational program, and an early career support network for those working in the creative and media industries. Over 1,500 individuals are annually engaged in GFS programs, always free of charge.
The world of cinema allows us all to dream. Every member of a film set is an artist in their individual field; from actor to director, cameraman to editor, costume designer to sound recordist and so on, they all contribute to the final story and product. It is this artistic ingenuity and the resolute role of photography that Jaeger-LeCoultre and Finch & Partners celebrate with this exhibit.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cinema: Since 1833, Jaeger-LeCoultre has remained dedicated to the legacy of watchmaking traditions while maintaining its expertise for invention in creating authentic, fine watchmaking legends. Committed to a constant quest for excellence and supported by a unique inventive spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a long-standing engagement in supporting the appreciation and preservation of film.
For more than a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been closely associated with the best artistic film festivals around the world, including Venice, Shanghai, San Sebastian, and New York, and in turn pays tribute to the creative ingenuity of filmmakers by annually awarding the Glory to the Filmmaker Award. Through the close affinity with the world of film, Jaeger-LeCoultre has found shared values and a common mission: each second bears the imprint of a moment of eternity.
Since 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. As part of this association, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Filmmaker in Residence initiative. Each year, an artist has the opportunity to focus on developing or refining new works in New York City. In addition, the partnership also extends to the New York Film Festival, a 17-day celebration showcasing the best and most significant films of the year from around the world.
Finch & Partners: Finch & Partners Corporate Creative Agency is a global creative brand consultancy that represents and advises some of the world’s most distinctive brands and institutions within the cultural, philanthropic, political, and entertainment sectors. With offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Bangkok and New York, Finch & Partners Corporate Creative negotiates major celebrity campaigns, and creates content through events and publishing.
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