Bettina Rheims | the artist
The artist Bettina Rheims
Born 1952, Paris, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France, .
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In 1978, at the age of 26 Bettina Rheims starts out photographing. After having worked as a model, as journalist and an art dealer, she devotes herself in 1980 solely to photography. She makes a first series of strip-tease artists and acrobats, which are shown 1981 in two personal exhibitions, at the Centre Pompidou and at the Galerie Texbraun in Paris…
Bettina Rheims prime subject is glamour. Not sentiment, not nostalgia, and though it can be a useful element not even beauty…