24
February
2008
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12:01 AM
America/Los_Angeles

Weekend Watcher: Friedlander Opening At SFMOMA

I try to keep my Friday evening and weekends geek-free :-) The Friedlander opening at SFMOMA was excellent. I was told I wasn't allowed to take photos at the photo exhibit but it was too late, my iPhone had already snapped a few.



Saturday, February 23, 2008 - Sunday, May 18, 2008Among photography's most prolific practitioners, Lee Friedlander is also heralded as one of the United States' finest. This retrospective assembles the most comprehensive array of Friedlander's work to date — nearly 400 pictures spanning the 1950s to the present — for a stunning overview of his multifaceted career. Inspired by Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Friedlander trained his eye on the everyday — streets, cars, storefronts, billboards — to capture distinctly American scenes and images. His style is inflected by a sharp wit and sense of humor, frequently taking advantage of elements considered by most to be obstacles, including his own shadow or reflection. Friedlander features examples from the artist's extensive personal photo series as well as his commercial work for magazines and album covers. SFMOMA's presentation also includes recent pictures from the sets of high-end fashion shoots.





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