François Halard at Demisch Danant

When we think of the legendary Chelsea gallery Demisch Danant, we picture insanely luxurious fur-covered daybeds by Maria Pergay, or foofy round Pumpkin chairs by Pierre Paulin. We think of furniture — not photography. And yet somehow the exhibition on view there now through March 1 makes a perfect kind of sense. The French-born, New York–based photographer François Halard is showing a series of portraits he’s made over the last 20 years of architecture and interiors created by some of the last century’s most significant artists and designers — the Palm Springs house by Albert Frey (top image), the Italian studio of Cy Twombly, the Villa-Noialles by Robert Mallet-Stevens, and, one of our favorites, the Captiva Island home of Robert Rauschenberg (below). The exhibition includes more than 40 Polaroids of such landmarks, a format which makes the offerings seem even more intimate than they already are. We’re including a selection of our favorite images below, but if you’re in New York, we recommend you spend one of these cozy snowy afternoons (there’s bound to be more!) taking it all in.Francois_Halard 101.lrRobert Rauschenberg Portrait #1
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