Ben Vautier • Veronika Platen`

Saturday, 25 March 2017

“At the end of his career, John Szarkowski, the legendary curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, quipped that Arbus, Friedlander, and Winogrand sounded more like the name of a law firm than like the names of the artists he first exhibited in 1967, in his influential show ‘New Documents.’ The exhibition […] was modest by today’s standards: small, framed black-and-white pictures by Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand, arranged in two galleries on the museum’s ground floor. The works on display possessed a casual, offhand quality; the subject matter was so apparently random and ordinary […] that the public had a difficult time comprehending what the pictures were trying to say.” Philip Gefter • New Yorker

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