Earlier this week, “Revealed” by Sofitel, a photography exhibition of over 30 compelling images that take an intimate look at the world’s greatest modern artists at work, opened to the public at DC’s Lafayette Square Sofitel. The collection is curated by Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso (and author of Picasso: Portrait Intime) and is in the middle of a five city tour.
Prized photographs include a black-and-white image of Pablo Picasso eyeing a Dalmatian longing to climb onto his lap, Salvador Dalí painting at the Paris Zoo, Jeff Koons styling a BMW for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Pierre Soulages crouching over a work in progress, Kees van Dongen painting a posing Brigitte Bardot, and other striking images of René Magritte, Marc Chagall, Fernando Botero, Joan Miró, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon and others.
On view for six week in the Sofitel’s iCi Urban Bistro, the exhibition also has inspired a special menu — “A Taste of Provence” — created by Executive Chef Franck Loquet, available a la carte or as a three-course prix fixe for $45, available through Oct. 31.
*Images from the “Revealed” Collection