May The Circle Remain Unbroken: Corinne Day Exhibition
The woman who discovered Kate Moss, the artist who sparked the term ‘heroin chic’, the creative who paved the way for thousands of others, Corinne Day certainly left her mark on the world before her life sadly came to an end. Three years after the fashion world was devastated by the loss of the photography pioneer, her husband Mark Szaszy has produced a candid book and exhibition to commemorate her life and work.
Discovering an out of focus Polaroid of an unknown, 14 year old Kate Moss at a modelling agency, Day forged a name for herself by prompting Phil Bicker, artistic director of The Face to feature her in a now iconic front cover phoot wearing an Indian headdress. Through Bicker, Day met stylists Anna Cockburn and Melanie Ward, with whom she was to create some of her most memorable images.
Standing as Day’s first non-commercial output since her famous project Diary, a stark, uncompromising book, May The Circle Remain Unbroken pieces together an intimate edit of Day’s early photography. Tangibly raw, the exhibition charts her artistic progress from 1987 -1996, capturing the calculated messiness Day used to navigate the wilderness of 80’s counterculture.
There are some awesome images, some more disturbing. All gritty, dark and above all, realistic. For fashion lovers and photography enthusiasts, this poignant exhibition is a true must see.
Amy @ FashionBite xx
The May The Circle Remain Unbroken book publishes on 18th October 2013.
Exhibition: Monday — Friday: 10:00 AM — 5:30 pm, Sat: 11am — 4pm
Gimpel Fils, 30 Davies Street, London, W1K 4NB
For more information, go to Gimpelfils.com