Exhibits-duane

Exhibits

 

Duane Michals: The Portraitist
Feb. 08 – April 06, 2019

Snap! Space presents Duane Michals: The Portraitist, curated by Linda Benedict-Jones, the first comprehensive overview of inventive portraits by this influential photographer who, in the 1960s, broke away from established traditions of documentary and fine-art photography and is still creating original work today. Michals photographed numerous artists and public figures, as diverse as Leonard Cohen, Yayoi Kusama, Meryl Streep, Maya Angelou, Robert De Niro, Rene Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Sting, Tennessee Williams, the original cast of Saturday Night Live, and many more, shown together for the first time in this exhibition.

As Michals wrote beneath a pensive portrait of Avant-garde Romanian-French playwright, Eugène Ionesco, “The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.” The diversity of personalities, along with the tremendous variety of photographic approaches, creates a nourishing visual experience and, as always, the works by master photographer Duane Michals do not cease to surprise and delight.

 

Tilda Swinton

tildaMr. Backwards Forwards (Tilda Swinton), 2016. Digital chromogenic print with hand applied text.

 

Rene Magritte

mag1Magritte with Hat, 1965. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

Andy Warhol and Julia Warhola

warholAndy Warhol and his Mother Julia Warhola, 1958. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

Joan Didion

joanJoan Didion, c. 1990s. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

Yves Saint Laurent

yslYves Saint Laurent, 1983. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

Meryl Streep

merylMeryl Streep, 1975. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

Primavera

flowPrimavera, 1984. Gelatin silver print with oil paint.

 

Joseph Cornell

cornellJoseph Cornell, 1972. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

Jeremy Irons

jeremyJeremy Irons, 1981. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

Adam and Eve

adam_eveAdam and Eve (Male and Female), 1963. Gelatin silver print with hand applied text.

 

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