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Artist to Artist

Saturday, July 11, 2015Sunday, November 8, 2015

Installation view of Artist to Artist. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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This exhibition featured photographs of prominent 20th- and 21st-century artists from the Albright-Knox’s collection. Taken by fellow artists, these portraits were created over a span of more than 70 years and capture artistic figures that define the modern and contemporary art world. The exhibition blurred the boundaries between artist and subject while highlighting the museum’s long history of active engagement with contemporary artists; works by each of the artists depicted are part of the museum’s collection.

These photographic portraits by artists including Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908–2004), Hollis Frampton (American, 1936–1984), and Fred W. McDarrah (American, 1926–2007) offered an intimate view of the creative spaces and faces of some of the 20th and 21st century’s artistic vanguard. Depictions of artists ranging from Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968) to Jasper Johns (American, born 1930) explored the collaboration between subject and photographer, and how each artist desired to be portrayed.

Highlighting the museum’s continuous growth and the expansion of its collection, this exhibition also included newly printed photographs of artists captured on their visits to the Albright-Knox during the installation of exhibitions and commissioned works.

This exhibition was organized by Curatorial Assistant Laura Brill.