Archive for May 28, 2008

Philip-Lorca diCorcia Exhibition at LACMA through September 14th

From the LACMA website entry for the exhibition:

“Philip-Lorca diCorcia is one of the most influential photographers of all time. This exhibition features works from his key series of the past twenty years including Hustlers, Streetwork, Heads, and Lucky 13. His merging of a high degree of photographic preconception with the happenstance of street casting has become an influential mode of contemporary practice and secured diCorcia’s place in photography’s pantheon. For example, in his series Hustlers (1990–92), diCorcia selected locations along Santa Monica Boulevard, typically at twilight or night. The artist would then cast hustlers on the streets around him as his subjects.

LACMA’s exhibition is the first showing of a powerful installation of 1,000 of the artist’s Polaroid” photographs, titled Thousand. DiCorcia’s most recent series gives an alternative view of the infinite possibilities and practice of photography. Cumulatively, the 1,000 Polaroids offer a vantage point onto this artist’s sensibility and visual preoccupations.

Curated by Charlotte Cotton, this exhibition is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.”


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