JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small businesses and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, private banking and private equity. J.P. Morgan has been present in France for 150 years.
ABOUT THE JPMORGAN CHASE ART COLLECTION
The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, created in 1959 by David Rockefeller, features more than 30,000 artworks displayed in 450 office locations worldwide. It is regarded as one of the world’s most established corporate art collections. With more than 6,000 works categorized as photographs or photo-based works, photography, both historic and contemporary, has always played a major role. PhotoPlay, an exhibition on contemporary photography originating exclusively from the JPMorgan Art Collection toured South America in the 1990s – a landmark exhibition for its time.
J.P. Morgan Private Bank is honored to be an official partner of Paris Photo since 2011. As part of this partnership, we are pleased to exhibit select artworks from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection.
This year’s exhibit, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, reflects photography’s evolution through time and cultures, transporting viewers from the 19th century to the present day. From Paris to New York and beyond, the exhibit explores commerce and leisure, city and country, nature and architecture, transience and permanence with real and imagined imagery of spectacular venues and abstract places. This year’s selection will include iconic photographs, as well as recent acquisitions.
“Photography’s origins can be traced back to pioneering experiments in 19th-century Paris that harnessed science to create images,” said Dr. Charlotte Eyerman, Director and Chief Curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. “Considered an ‘industrial art’ until the early 20th century, photography has always been an arena of technical and material evolution.”
Featured artists include some of the most iconic names in the photographic arts and others who are under-celebrated and emerging, including Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Kwame Brathwaite, Peter Campus, Louis Cameron, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Louise Lawler, Vera Lutter, Lisette Model, Richard Prince and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
“J.P. Morgan is honored to participate in Paris Photo 2018, particularly as our firm celebrates 150 years in France. We have supported Paris Photo since 2011 and are proud to partner with the premiere international art fair dedicated to the photographic arts,” Dr. Eyerman said. “The opportunity to present a specially-curated photography exhibition drawn from the extensive JPMorgan Chase Art Collection every year is a particular highlight. Paris Photo’s emphasis on the quality and diversity of its exhibitors and its rigorous and thoughtful programs resonate with our corporate values and commitment to excellence.”