Archive for February 21, 2015

Artist of the moment……….Garry Winogrand

 

 

Garry Winogrand was an American photographer best known for his images of daily American life and New York City in the 1960s. Garry Winogrand was born in the year 1928.

The artist grew up in the Bronx and both of his parents worked in the apparel industry. Winogrand served in the United States Air Force and then attended college studying painting at the City College of New York. Winogrand also studied photography at Columbia University.

Winogrand also took a class from a previous post, Alexey Brodovitch.

In this clip we view some great photographs of people who at the time are as emotional as humans can be:

The artist was the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and also the National Endowment for the Arts. He was also a highly sought after teacher and served as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Winogrand enjoyed shooting street images and spent most of his career in New York City, although he did shoot images of Los Angeles.

Garry Winogrand passed away in 1984.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $150,000.

The artist had a great knack for capturing the moment, WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP or any other digital technlogy. The lack of color gives the viewer a raw sense of emotion from the subjects.

If you enjoy street photography especially that of New York City be sure and read my previous posts on Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.

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Artist of the moment……..Lin Emery

 

 

 

Lin Emery is a wonderful contemporary artist renown for her kinetic sculptures composed of aluminum. Lin Emery was born Larchmont, New York in the year 1926. Emery attended Columbia University and Syracuse University of New York. The artist also studied abroad in Paris.

She began her art career sculpting large size figures for religious organizations.

Below a link to the website of Lin Emery:

http://linemery.com/

 

Emery is based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. She used to have two studios, but one was ruined by Hurricane Katrina.

 

In this clip we see one of Lin Emery’s signature works:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Emery is part of prominent museum collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Below another fantastic sculpture of Lin Emery:

Emery is great at seeing animals as simple shapes. A three dimensional version of the artwork of Charley Harper!

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