Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures is the gallery’s annual opportunity to show off its most recent acquisitions, the newest work by gallery artists and the strange treasures that have been unearthed over the year.
This year’s highlights include new work by Adam Fuss, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, Irving Penn, Catherine Wagner, William Wegman and Henry Wessel; rare and classic images such as Joel-Peter Witkin’s Studio of the Painter (Courbet), Paris, Robert Frank’s 1950s print of teenagers waiting in line outside of a television studio in Hollywood, a vintage print of Paul Outerbridge’s 1923 image Ethiopian Form and Ken Moody with his Eyes Closed by Robert Mapplethorpe; unlikely surprises such as Felice Beato’s Review of Fire Brigades (1860), Edouart & Cobb’s San Francisco Fusiliers, San Francisco (1878), Helen Levitt’s portrait of Walker Evans with a drape on his head and Diane Arbus’ Woman with a Floppy Hat. Some of the quirkiest images are by anonymous photographers such as a large-scale hand-colored family portrait from the 19th century and a picture of two tiny ants in the snow.
Also exhibited will be work of Diane Arbus, E.J. Bellocq, Christopher Bucklow, Harry Callahan, Sophie Calle, Gary Fabian-Miller, Nan Goldin, Lewis Hine, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Nadar, Eadweard Muybridge, August Sander, Charles Sheeler, David Smith, Alfred Steiglitz, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Garry Winogrand.