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Deauville - February 10 to March 11, 2018

FRANÇOISE SAGAN : LIFE IN FREEDOM, WRITING IN DEMAND
Accompanied and co-produced by the City of Deauville, this exhibition was designed for the inauguration of the Françoise Sagan media library in Paris in the spring of 2015. Since then enriched by the collection of Franciscans, future place of life and culture of the City, it arrives at Point de Vue, in Deauville.

This exhibition is the very first devoted to Françoise Sagan. Accompanied and co-produced by the City of Deauville, it was designed for the inauguration of the Françoise Sagan media library in Paris in spring 2015. Since then, it has been enriched with the collection of Franciscaines, the future place of life and culture of the City, at the Point de Vue, in Deauville. It brings together photographs from the fonds France Soir and documents from the private collection of Denis Westhoff, son of the writer.

We understand how Françoise Sagan and Deauville met, in the shared taste of the beach, skies where wonderful clouds float, horses, games, parties and evenings that last until the early hours.

The visitor discovers Françoise Sagan at different moments of her public life and her private life, surrounded by her friends, at her home, at the theater, surrounded by journalists ... The public woman proves to be as engaging as in the intimate sphere.

Denis Westhoff drew on several photographic collections from the City of Paris and in his personal archives to constitute this exhibition which traces the life of the writer Françoise Sagan, through the different stages of his work.

COMMISSIONER : Denis Westhoff, son of the writer.

I made a chronological selection by obviously focusing on the qualities of each photograph - aesthetics, framing, expression, context, characters present, originality - but mainly by thinking of the works that were to occupy his mind during these periods of his life.

Denis Westhoff, son of the writer

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