Deauville - from February 10 to March 11, 2018

FRANÇOISE SAGAN: LIFE AND FREEDOM, WRITING AND NEED
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. Enriched since then with the collection provided by the Franciscaines, future venue of life and culture of the City, it is now hosted at the Point de Vue, in Deauville.

This exhibition is the first dedicated 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. Enriched since then with the collection provided by the Franciscaines, future venue of life and culture of the City, it is now hosted at the Point de Vue, in Deauville. It collects photographs belonging to the France Soir funds and many documents belonging to the private collection of Denis Westhoff, son of the writer.

It is easy to understand how Françoise Sagan met Deauville, sharing with the city the very same taste for the beach and appreciating the skies with wonderful clouds floating, horses, games, parties and endless evenings.

The visitor discovers Françoise Sagan at different moments of her public life and her private life, when she was surrounded by her friends, at home or at the theatre, and by journalists, during a theatre première... The public woman is as endearing as in the private sphere.

Denis Westhoff has flipped through several photographic collections of the City of Paris and his personal archives to create an exhibition retracing the personal and professional life of writer Françoise Sagan.

COMMISSION: Denis Westhoff, son of the writer.

I’ve made a chronological selection giving priority to the quality of each photograph, of course (aesthetics, framing, expression, context, characters, originality), but also to the works she was thinking about at that time.

Denis Westhoff, son of the writer