NEWS: SFMOMA DEBUTS FIRST MAJOR TOURING EXHIBITION OF GARRY WINOGRAND’S WORK IN 25 YEARS
The first retrospective in 25 years of work by artist Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) will debut at SFMOMA on March 9 and run through June 2, 2013.
Jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery of Art, Garry Winogrand brings together the artist’s most iconic images with newly printed photographs that have never been exhibited or published until now.
Known primarily as a street photographer, Winogrand captured everyday strangers on the street and the rich and powerful; protesters and politicians; airports and zoos. The photographs in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue will paint a vivid portrait of the artist as a chronicler of postwar America.
After premiering at SFMOMA the exhibition will travel to Washington, D.C., New York, Paris, and Madrid.
DAILY PIC: Disposable cameras, given to 24 artists to do with as they please, then offered for sale for $1,000 each – with no instructions for what the buyer should do with the camera, its film or the images on it (if any). This project, by W/ (pronounced “with”) of New York and on view at the NADA art fair, was one of my favorite works at this week’s artfest in Miami Beach. It poked fun at the obsessive act of shopping and choosing that art fairs are all about, and short-circuited any normal connoisseurial impulse. Buyers were simply asked to put themselves in the artists’ hands, and trust that good would come of it. If I were to buy one of these signed cameras, I’d keep it unopened, allowing hope and potential to rule the day.
We’ve collaborated with TIME’s photo editors on a special selection of 12 images—the first 6 are available now—from legendary photographers to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. All net proceeds from these benefit editions will go to six local charities, all working directly on the ground to aid recovery efforts. Collect and help us give back to the nurturing and rebuilding of our beloved city and its surrounds.