This very recent work is a fantasy interior incorporating some of the artworks and architecture Rauzier photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this past June. He has incorporated highlights from the museum’s European, American and Armor collections, including Duccio’s Madonna and Child (which former Met director Philippe de Montebello claims is the museum’s “greatest single acquisition of the last half century”), Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware, and canvases by Rembrandt, Ingres, Titian, Rubens, Tintoretto, Cezanne, Renoir, and Gauguin. Rauzier has also incorporated iconic architectural elements from the museum, including the museum’s main entry hall, the gothic screen from the center of the museum, and the Tiffany stained glass window from the American Wing.
The resulting work is an epic, infinite gallery that captures the feeling of overwhelming scale and the unparalleled volume and quality of the artworks contained within the walls of the Met.


Jean-Francois Rauzier is an internationally acclaimed photographer, who has had museum shows in Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles and Washington DC. Waterhouse & Dodd is his exclusive agent in the USA, UK and Middle East and has shown his work in exhibitions and fairs in New York, Palm Beach, Miami, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Maastricht and London, selling over 200 of his ‘Hyperphotos'.

In 2002, when Jean-François Rauzier created his first ‘Hyperphotos', he was already an established photographer and had been searching for a new creative method that would differ considerably from the traditional model. With his ‘Hyperphotos' he strove to capture “the panorama and the macro view all at once, to stop time and to have the possibility of viewing all the details of a static image”. Rauzier's work transforms reality; it fascinates us with its scale, and takes the viewer on a journey through the visible world. Rauzier uses thousands of high-resolution close-ups views and stitches them into his large compositions, maintaining the focus and sharpness of the smallest detail.

Rauzier carefully composes each work from elements and images he has collected over many years, working in some ways more like a painter than a photographer, creating his own supernatural man-made world. Using digital technology, he cuts, moves and constructs buildings, gardens, animals, and many other objects, carefully collected during long photographic sessions to inspire a new fantastic landscape, a capricious picture or a baroque masterpiece. He strives to transform the world according to his dreams, wishes and anxieties, and to recreate the magic and secrecy of ancient legends and stories using 21st century media.

Of course, none of his mastery of technology would be worthy unless it was combined with a true artistic vision. Rauzier also possesses a deep knowledge of literature, art history and history, and utilizes all these with his unique wit and humor.

Size variations may be possible if further works are available in the edition.

All titles are produced in just one edition of 8, regardless of size. Furthermore, each individual edition number has a unique detail added by the artist. Please contact the gallery about the availability of each edition.

All works in the exhibition are C-Type prints, Diasec mounted on aluminum, the best possible conservation practice currently available. The first 6 of any edition to sell are priced at the standard rate, with the 7th and 8th to sell being subject to a 10% and 15% surcharge respectively.