Milton H. Greene
The 40 works range from early black and white photographs to the classic icons. The exhibition begins with works of the early 20th century by Paul Strand and Berenice Abbott, who both show the pleasant sides of America and follows with artists of following generations up to Alec Soth, who shows a critical view in his "The Last Days of W" series.
Berenice Abbott, Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Ilse Bing, Margaret Bourke-White, Joseph Breitenbach, Harry Callahan, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, Andreas Feininger, Robert Frank, Milton H. Greene, Charles Johnstone, Annie Leibovitz, Joel Meyerowitz, Nicholas Nixon, Tod Papageorge, Robert Polidori, Joseph Schwartz, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Erika Stone, Paul Strand, Lloyd Ullberg, Weegee
The 40 works range from early black and white photographs to the classic icons of American color photography.
A number of great photographers played a large role in forming and defining the American Myth. The discovery of everyday aspects of American life was decisive in this: cities and symbols, cars, signs, billboards, advertising, telephone poles, parking lots and barbershops.
People are a second aspect of the wide-ranging exhibition, from the years of the Great Depression to impressive portraits of celebrities.
The comparison of almost a century of American photographs results in an interesting structure of similarities and contrasts, which are balanced through the selective choice of images.
The exhibition begins with works of the early 20th century by Paul Strand and Berenice Abbott, who both show the pleasant sides of America and follows with artists of following generations up to Alec Soth, who shows a critical view in his “The Last Days of W” series.
Works by Margaret Bourke-White and Erika Stone both show intriguing portraits of protagonists of the lower, more unfortunate class. The journey ends with glamorous portraits of Hollywood stars such as Milton H. Greene’s famous “Black Sitting” with Marilyn Monroe.
Image: Alec Soth, Grand Twin Cinema, Paris, Texas, 2006
Opening May 19, 2011
Kunsthandel Joerg Maass
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