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Karl Lagerfeld. Photography. Die Retrospektive
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)

Halle (Saale) was the last German city that Lars and I visited during our summer trip last year.
It was interesting to compare Dresden, Leipzig and Halle. The three cities are fairly close to each other and all three are in the area of the former GDR.
Logically, in Dresden dominates, in addition to its rich history, the memory of the horrors of WWII.
The rich history can also be found in the other two cities, where Leipzig shows itself most as a modern western city and in Halle the atmosphere of the GDR can still be found.

However, this does not apply to the "Kunstmuseum Moritzburg" in Halle
The foundation stone was laid in 1484. The castle became the residence of the Archbishops of Magdenburg.
From 1904 it became a museum. Since the 1990s, the Moritzburg has been used exclusively by the Moritzburg Art Museum in Halle (Saale) and extensive renovation work was started in 2005. The former ruins of the west and north wing were given a new, futuristic-looking, folded roof, making the museum got new exhibition space. The renovation was completed in 2008.

We visited the fascinating exhibition Karl Lagerfeld. Photography. Tie Retrospektive .
The eccentric Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, is best known as a fashion designer. Since 1983 he was chief designer of the fashion house Chanel.
Less known is his work as an artist and photographer.
The exhibition gave an excellent image of its versatility.

A large number of billboards with images of Lagerfeld were set up in front of the museum entrance.
Photo 1 shows the meeting of one of the visitors with the artist who appears to be taking a picture of her.
Photo 2 shows the work Suite 3906 - Hommage Edward Hopper, especially for Lars and other admirers of Hopper.
Photo 3 shows a shop window in Groe Ulrichstrae 28, where it seems that not everyone appreciates Lagerfeld's

■ Picture 1: FACE TO FACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ► ◄

■ Picture 2: Hommage EDWARD HOPPER .► ◄

■ Picture 3: BLICK DURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .► ◄

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