onsdag 16. mars 2011

ICONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Treasures from the Karin and Lars Hall Collection

It is a great pleasure and honour for us to present such a unique collection of artists that have shaped
the development of photography as an art form, says Jens R Jenssen, senior vice president of human
resources and leader of the Statoil art programme. And he continues: This exhibition will make a
The exhibition consists of approximately 180 works of photography, spanning from the 1842 to 2002.
With a unique collection of original Irving Penns as a basis, the diversity of the collection is presented
in a wide number of small exhibitions within the main concept, says Arnt N Fredheim, curator, the
Statoil art programme. It’s like a dream has come true, he continues, as the possibility to make an
exhibition of legendary photographers like William Henry Fox Talbot, Edward Weston, Karl Blossfeldt,
Eugène Atget, August Sander, Alfred Stieglitz, Eadweard Muybridge, André Kertész, Jacques-Henri
Lartigue, Édouard Boubat, Annie Leibovitz and Irving Penn, in addition to a whole range of Swedish
master photographers like Hasse Persson, Patrik Andersson, Anders Kristensson and Christer
Strömholm, just doesn't happen very often in Norway!
The collection of Karin and Lars Hall was started by Lars Hall during the 1970’s, when he was working
as an art director and partner of a large advertising agency, Hall & Cederquist AB, in Stockholm. In
1977 he and his partners started the legendary gallery Camera obscura in Stockholm, the first photo
gallery in Scandinavia to present fine art photography. During it’s existence many hundred large and
small exhibitions saw light, and invaluable contacts were made. The Irving Penn collection stems from
Hall's warm relation to his artists. When he met Karin Hall in 1989, they decided to continue the
building up of a collection that today counts approximately 400 photographs.
We are really exited to have the opportunity to share these photographs with others, says Karin Hall.
And Lars Hall continues: Statoil art programme has been a great partner in this project.
Curators of the exhibition are Karin Hall, Lars Hall and Arnt N Fredheim, Statoil art programme

Opening of the exhibition:
Time: 18.00 – 20.00 Thursday 31 March 2011
Place: Main reception area, Statoil office, Drammensveien 264, Oslo, Norway
Limited participation, RSVP by 28 March to artprog@statoil.com or +47 51 99 45 19

Guided tours:
Guided tours will be conducted at 12.00 on 8 and 29 April, 13 and 27 May, 10 and 24 June and 12
August. For booking please visit www.statoil.com/hall or call +47 51 99 45 19

Contact information – media:
Jannik Lindbæk jr.
Vice president, media relations, corporate communication
E-mail: jljr@statoil.com
Mobile: + 47 977 55 622

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