Photo Series Exhibit Capturing Behind the Scenes Magic of the Past Century’s Most Iconic Films Makes Its Los Angeles Oscar Season Debut
Each year at the Oscars, we honor the brightest stars of the entertainment industry; directors, screenwriters, visual artists, composers and actors, all of whom bring movies to life. We know and love these people because the work they’ve put on screen makes us laugh, makes us cry, makes us feel. Finch & Partners in association with Jaeger-LeCoultre are proud to bring to KP Projects’ this Award Season “The Art of Behind the Scenes” exhibit; a photo series paying tribute to the on set stills photographers and the magic they capture on set; these unique moments between the takes that preclude the images that ignite the big screen—and our imaginations.
From February 11 - 26th, “The Art of Behind the Scenes” will showcase some of the most stunning behind-the-scenes photographs captured on set of this past century’s most iconic films. The exhibit takes us 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 travelled to LA, and also the first time the public will have the opportunity to see the exhibit. 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 at the Hotel du Cap. Series 2 of these historic images where unveiled in Cannes May 2016 and travelled to the New York Film Festival with the show’s partners Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The full exhibit will be showcased in its entirety for the first time and be on view at KP Projects from February 11 through February 26th with a VIP cocktail reception on February 21st. All prints are available for sale both in the gallery or online. More will be announced as details are confirmed.
About Finch & Partners
Finch & Partners Corporate Creative Agency is a strategic brand consultancy and content creator which represents and advises some of the world’s most distinctive brands and institutions within the cultural, luxury, philanthropic, political, and entertainment sectors. Offices are in London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong.
About KP Projects
KP Projects is home to several of the most significant artists working today. The gallery’s focus is to continually champion emerging and mid-career artists who push beyond the boundaries of formal definition. The gallery is located at 170 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
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, the brand has been closely associated with the best artistic film festivals around the world, including Venice, Shanghai, San Sebastian, and New York.