December 6, 1992 |
Lee Friedlander has traced his inspiration for taking up photography at age 16 to hearing a Charlie Parker record: "He made me understand that anything is possible." Friedlander shot "The Jazz People of New Orleans" with the spirit of a documentarian, and the striking thing about his approach here is his humility before his subjects. The pictures were made between 1957, when Friedlander first visited New Orleans, and 1974.
March 27, 2011 |
You don't hear much about street photography anymore. There are lots of reasons why. One, hitherto unacknowledged, is that artist Ed Ruscha's extraordinary photo books turned the genre upside down in the 1960s. It hasn't been the same since. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article included a caption that identified the photograph as "untitled. " The photograph is titled "Los Angeles, California. " In the '60s, street photography's art world stature was peaking.
January 3, 2008 |
Best known as the guitarist for seminal superband the Police, Andy Summers' list of artistic achievements include the Guitar Player Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, more than two dozen solo albums and photography, as seen in "I'll Be Watching You: Inside the Police, 1980-1983," a striking visual record of that time. He'll sign copies at Amoeba Music on Tuesday at 6 p.m. WHO ARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES? Ralph Gibson, Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank -- that was the school I was turned on by. I was really influenced by black-and-white imagery and living the life I was -- on the road -- that approach felt suited to me. It's sort of like playing guitar -- you hear something or look at something or feel something and you want to emulate it. WHAT'S THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHY AND MUSIC?
June 4, 1991 |
Truth or Dare? Still haven't had enough of Madonna? The Museum of Modern Art in New York may offer more of the pop icon this summer. A collection of nudes by photographer Lee Friedlander on exhibit from July 25 through Oct. 8 may include nude photos of Madonna, taken about 12 years ago when she was an artist's model. According to New York magazine, four photographs of the singer-actress were published in a companion book to the exhibit, which will use 50 of the 84 photos in the book.
February 14, 2009 |
The Material Girl has lost some of her glitter -- at auction, anyway. A full-frontal nude photo of a 20-year-old Madonna sold for just $37,500 on Thursday, a sharp drop from the $96,000 auction record set in 2005 during flusher times. The Lee Friedlander photograph was purchased by Italian businessman Fabrizio Masoni. He is the owner of a leather products company in Tuscany. The photo will be added to the company's art collection and be exhibited in its showroom. On Thursday, Christie's had said that Friedlander's explicit black-and-white image of Madonna may have been the highest price paid at auction for a photograph of the singer.
November 3, 1996 |
BELLOCQ: Photographs From Storyville, the Red-Light District of New Orleans, with text by John Szarkowski, introduction by Susan Sontag. (Random House: $29.95, 83 pp.) E.J. Bellocq made his remarkable photographs of the Storyville prostitutes in 1912, but they weren't discovered till years after his death. In 1966, photographer Lee Friedlander bought all 89 prints and showed 34 of them at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.