• Jackson Fine Art is excited to open the summer season with Paradise Lost, a carefully curated selection of photographs from...

    Jackson Fine Art is excited to open the summer season with Paradise Lost, a carefully curated selection of photographs from Mona Kuhn’s seminal series Evidence, in celebration of her new retrospective monograph Works (Thames & Hudson, 2021). The sensual and sun-drenched photographs of Evidence feel just as relevant as they did when they were first created, fifteen years ago in France. It was with this work that Kuhn first established her signature soft focus backgrounds and intimate communion with her subjects, a familiarity that continues to distinguish her portraiture today. As we anticipate a summer of somewhat fewer inhibitions, Paradise Lost encourages us to look forward by looking back at a series characterized by its sultry, idyllic classicism.

     

    Mona Kuhn (born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1969) moved to the US in 1989 and earned her BA from The Ohio State University before furthering her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is currently an independent scholar at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Occasionally, Mona teaches at UCLA and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. A new retrospective monograph, Works, was published by Thames and Hudson in 2021. Mona Kuhn’s work is in private and public collections worldwide, including The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Kiyosato Museum in Japan. 

  • Mona Kuhn: Works is the first retrospective by one of the most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers at... Mona Kuhn: Works is the first retrospective by one of the most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers at... Mona Kuhn: Works is the first retrospective by one of the most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers at... Mona Kuhn: Works is the first retrospective by one of the most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers at...

    Mona Kuhn: Works is the first retrospective by one of the most respected and widely exhibited contemporary art photographers at work in the world today. Over a career spanning more than twenty years, Kuhn’s underlying theme has always been humanity’s longing for spiritual connection and solidarity. She is renowned for developing close relationships with her subjects, resulting in images of remarkable intimacy. Her use of playful visual strategies reveals glimpses into the psyche as it is expressed through the human form, ultimately reinterpreting the nude in the canon of contemporary art.

     

    Featuring images from throughout Kuhn’s career, including previously unseen work, this book introduces her distinct aesthetic to a wide, popular audience. Texts by Rebecca Morse, Chris Littlewood, Darius Himes and Simon Baker, and an interview with Elizabeth Avedon, offer invaluable insights into Kuhn’s creative process and the ways in which she works with her subjects and settings, and achieves the visual signature of her imagery. Mona Kuhn: Works is an essential volume for anyone with an interest in the human form in contemporary art.

  • “This is a soul that has lived and loved. This is Kuhn. This is us.” — Darius Himes

    “This is a soul that has lived and loved. This is Kuhn. This is us.” — Darius Himes

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    • Mona Kuhn Lise, 2008
      Mona Kuhn
      Lise, 2008
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    • Mona Kuhn Evidence, 2006
      Mona Kuhn
      Evidence, 2006
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    • Mona Kuhn Captured, 2006
      Mona Kuhn
      Captured, 2006
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