Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Frugal To Do: Jane & Serge at Proud Chelsea

Jane & Serge, 5th May 1969, copyright Andrew Birkin
The love affair between Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin has always been one that fascinates me. Now an exclusive exhibition at Proud Gallery, Chelsea, is housing photographs of the couple taken by Jane's brother Andrew Birkin.

Jane & Serge, 10th May 1968, copyright Andrew Birkin
There is a beautiful intimate quality to these photographs, documenting their 12 year relationship, the exhibition is free but you can also buy prints from the exhibition (from £900). 

Jane & Serge in Oxford, 1969, copyright Andrew Birkin

Oxford 1969, copyright Andrew Birkin

If you can't quite afford the prints, the book is also fantastic (and highly recommended)

In my home: Jane & Serge book, Taschen (it comes with real photographs inside) and 'Je T'aime Jane' perfume, Bella Freud at Harvey Nichols

The exhibition is at Proud Galleries, Chelsea until 26th October 2014. 

Whilst you're in the area, you should definitely visit the Saatchi Gallery's exhibition of photographs of Coco Chanel's apartment by Sam Taylor-Johnson (see my blogpost of when I visited the apartment here).

See you there....?

Jane & Serge with Kate, Oxford 1969, copyright Andrew Birkin


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  2. Thanks for this. I was planning on heading up to Chelsea and South Ken today to check out some of the London Design Festival. Now I can take a look at this too.

  3. As a huge fan of Birkin, I'll def check this exhibition out. Not sure what she ever saw in him though :-)

    Anneli x

  4. Gorgeous photos ! :)


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