Edward Quinn - Photographer - Nice
No other photographer has captured the far-flung social and cultural life of the Côte d’Azur in the “Golden Fifties” with such intelligence, verve and remarkably gentle irony as the Irishman Edward Quinn (1920 – 1997). For over a decade, Quinn showed the perfect blend of persistence and discretion in his daring exploration of the social jungle on the French Riviera. With his camera, he picked out countless incomparable gems in this iridescent epicentre of high life, big business, art, music and literature. RIVIERA COCKTAIL encompasses an entire era in film history, tracing the path followed by Edward Quinn from his early pin-up photography to his unconventional portrayal of the great stars and, finally, to his collaboration with Pablo Picasso and Georg Baselitz.