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Pop Icons in Pictures
The Beatles, Salvador Dali and other pop-culture icons photographed by renowned British and French photographers are featured in a new exhibition at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria Hotel.

On show in the hotel’s lobby in September and October, the Limelight exhibition takes its title from the famous Charlie Chaplin movie from 1952. The featured photographs depict prominent musicians, movie stars, artists and fashion icons whose talent and charisma earned them a place in the history of contemporary culture. They were photographed in unique settings as well as at work and during everyday activities. Visitors to the exhibition can, for example, see The Beatles looking out from behind a red door, Mariah Carey busy cooking in her kitchen and Pablo Picasso walking his dog.

The photographs on show were taken by Marc Riboud, Jean-Marie Périer, Derek Hudson and Sébastien Micke. Representing three different generations, they all share a similar attitude to photography, focusing on people and emotions.

The Limelight exhibition was first staged in 2012 in Belgium and has since been taken to seven other countries. Patrick Carabin, the general manager of the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria Hotel, says he hopes the exhibition will draw both photography aficionados and wider audiences keen to see stars through the lens of world-famous photographers.

The exhibition is organized by the French gallery Polka, which specializes in contemporary art. The photographs on show will be on sale at prices starting from around zl.3,000.