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.

On Saturday, June 26th at 11am, we will host Mona Kuhn and Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie’s, for an “in conversation” – style artist talk and gallery walk. Copies of Works, in which Himes has a critical essay on Kuhn’s work, will be available for sale and signing.