Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present its fourteenth exhibition of Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures. This unique show allows the gallery the opportunity to present a diverse collection of works, not simply recently acquired, but also the odd-ball, the eccentric, the highly-worthy images that refuse to fit into any other exhibition.
This year’s highlights include Paul Strand’s Bowls and Apples, Twin Lakes, Connecticut, a unique platinum investigation of Cubism from a high moment in early modernist photography; a series of Andy Warhol’s photo-booth studies of socialite and soon-to-be art dealer Holly Solomon from 1963-64; a large-scale study of the craters of the moon by French astronomers Loewy & Puiseux, circa 1900; an astonishing double-mammoth print study of the river boat “Nemo” near Ormond, Florida, circa 1895 by William Henry Jackson; and Carleton Watkins’ recently discovered four-part panorama of San Francisco made atop California Street in 1879.
Also to be exhibited are recent photographs by Nan Goldin, Richard Misrach, and Lee Friedlander’s remarkable close-up studies of telemarketers at work.
Finally, the exhibition would not be complete without its own selection of eclectic, ragtag, and semi-loony images by unknown photographers.
This exhibit runs concurrently with Nicholas Nixon: Lovers.