CULTURE

Brigitte Lacombe’s Candid Camera


Over her 40-year career, photographer Brigitte Lacombe has captured some of film’s most famous faces, but it’s her ability to strip away the pretense of celebrity that has made her a legend in her own right. In Complicities, on view at Phillips through July 30, her portraits spin an alternate Hollywood story, where untouchable figures like Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese are recast as charmingly human. Here, some of the highlights.

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Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese, New York, NY. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.

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Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst in “Marie Antoinette”, Chateau de Pontchartrain, France. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.

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Andy Warhol, Paris, France. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, James Rebhorn, and Matt Damon, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, Venice, Italy. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.

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John Malkovich, Uma Thurman, and Swoosie Kurtz in “Dangerous Liasons”, Chateau de Maisons Laffitte, France. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, “The Aviator”, Montreal, Quebec. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman, “Kramer vs. Kramer”, New York, NY. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.

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Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”, London. Courtesy of the artist and Phillips.