Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Furthermore, a special exhibition marking the gallery’s thirtieth anniversary. Comprised of nearly one hundred eye-opening works by artists as varied as Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Andy Warhol, Helen Levitt, Sol LeWitt, Robert Adams, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Dorothea Lange, and Photographer Unknown, Furthermore is a time-traveling survey that sweeps backward and forward through the history of the medium.
From the catalogue’s introduction by Jeffrey Fraenkel:
Among the most remarkable photographs to be included in Furthermore is Morton Schamberg’s 1918 Dada masterpiece, “God.” Believed to be the only print in existence, “God” is a study of a cast iron plumbing fixture mounted to a wooden base. Regarded as a sister piece to Marcel Duchamp’s infamous “Fountain” (a readymade of an upended urinal) from the same year, there is uncertainty about who first conceived of transforming plumbing into art. Schamberg died suddenly during the 1918 Philadelphia influenza epidemic, age 38.