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HAPPENING NOW AT THE DE YOUNG:
Printed Stories presents a selection of modern and contemporary prints from the Anderson Collection of Graphic Arts into which narratives—whether or not they were intended by the artists—might be read or construed. Through the artists’ textual and visual prompts, the exhibition encourages the viewer’s imagination to roam freely, filling in the narrative spaces suggested by the prints on view.
Some works in Printed Stories by such artists as Christopher Brown, David Gilhooly, and Saul Steinberg are left open to narrative interpretation through evocative imagery and provocative titling. Other artists, including Nathan Oliveira and Ben Shahn, drew inspiration from literary texts, creating direct or indirect connections, both representative and abstract, to works by Edgar Allan Poe and Rainer Maria Rilke, respectively. Selections by Jennifer Bartlett and Vija Celmins, despite familiar iconography, remain open to personal readings due in part to unexpected juxtapositions.
Bruce Davidson (American, b. 1933) is one of the most influential photographers of the last half century. Working in both color and black and white, Davidson has documented subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to the urban grit of Harlem and the New York subway system. This exhibition presents a selection of 42 photographs and celebrates important gifts of vintage prints that will be exhibited for the first time since their acquisition in 2013.
Davidson is known for his humanist outlook and a desire to engage directly with his subject matter, approaches that owe much to his early artistic influences in photography, including Robert Frank, W. Eugene Smith, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Davidson’s projects include The Dwarf (1958), Brooklyn Gang(1959), and Time of Change (1961–1965), the latter of which chronicles the events and effects of the civil rights movement in both the North and the South. In East 100th Street (1970), he documented a conspicuously poverty-stricken block in East Harlem over the course of two years. Davidson followed this with Subway (1980), and in 1998 he returned to East 100th Street to document the revitalization, renewal, and changes in the neighborhood that occurred since he had last photographed the neighborhood. All of these significant series are represented in Bruce Davidson: Gifts to the Collection.
Tickets start at $25 for adults and include general admission; discounts are available for seniors, students, and youths. Special Premium tickets are also available. Members and children 5 and under are free. Tickets available at deyoungmuseum.org. Prices subject to change.
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