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Portraits of Artists

For Immediate Release:

Portraits of Artists
A selection of photographic works from the collection
of Rex Capital, Rhode Island

January 7 - February 4, 2006


Luhring Augustine, in collaboration with Olivier Renaud-Clement, is pleased to present an exhibition of over 120 vintage and contemporary photographic works depicting images of artists.

The photographs that make up this exhibition represent a selection from the Rex Capital collection, an American collection that has brought together close to 700 objects dating from 1850 to the present. The focus of this selection is the 'artist portrait', an idea which is explored in its many permutations. Employing wide-ranging technical and formal approaches, the artists in this exhibit train the lens on themselves and each other. Tending away from pure document or pure aesthetics, these images examine the varied notions of 'artist' and portraiture. The images are as often humorous and experimental, as they are disturbing and psychological. The iconic status of the artist personality is both revered and subverted; the individuals exposed and obscured.

This exhibition includes works by Berenice Abbott, Vito Acconci, Richard Avedon, Constantin Brancusi, Sophie Calle, Chuck Close, Larry Clark, Hollis Frampton, Adam Fuss, Jacob Hilsdorf, Candida Höfer, Allan Kaprow, Helen Levitt, Glenn Ligon, Fred W. McDarrah, Felix Nadar, Arnold Newman, Dennis Oppenheim, Ed Ruscha, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Gillian Wearing, Garry Winogrand, and many more.

For information about works in this exhibition, please contact Natalia Mager Sacasa at natalia@luhringaugustine.com or 212.206.9100.

Artworks

Janine Antoni Tangent, 2003
Alfred Eisenstaedt Self portrait of Eisenstaedt, 1933
Helen Levitt Child drawing with chalk in street, 1940
Ringl & Pit
Sam Samore Body under car, 1973-2000
Glenn Ligon Self-Portrait, 1996
Boris Mihailov If I Were German…, 1995.
Tom Friedman Untitled, Colored Horizontal Stripes, 1998
Larry Clark Self portrait of Larry Clark
Wilhelm Maywald Portrait of Le Corbusier, 1948
Vito Acconci performance photo: A situation Using Streets, Walking, Running, Virginia, 1970
William Anastasi Nine Polariod Photographs of the Artist, 1955
Unknown 11 tirages (certains comportant plusieurs portrits sur une meme bande). Diverses photographies faisant partie des photomatons utilises par André Breton pour encadrer le tableau de Magritte, 1929
Candida Hofer Bathtub, red tiles, 2002
Unknown, attributed to Andre Kertesz
Eugene Atget Boutique Empire. 21 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 1902-03
Garry Winogrand NY Society at MET opening (left to right Claes Oldenburg, Hannah Wilke, Diane Arbus), 1928
Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
Gillian Wearing Self Portrait of my uncle Bryan Gregory, 2003
Steven Shore "Self-Portrait, New York, NY 3.20.76", 1976-2003
Paul McCarthy Hot Dog, 1974
Pierre Louis Pierson
Ari Marcopoulos Untitled (Gilbert & George), 1986

Installation Views

Portraits of Artists, Installation view
Portraits of Artists, Installation view
Portraits of Artists, Installation view
Portraits of Artists, Installation view
Portraits of Artists, Installation view
Portraits of Artists, Installation view
Portraits of Artists, Installation view
Portraits of Artists, Installation view
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