Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures from July 6th through August 24th, 2002. This is the fifteenth version of the exhibition known for its idiosyncratic amalgamation of artists, some familiar and many unknown. “S.E.G.R.A.P.” affords the gallery an annual opportunity to present a lively assemblage of recently acquired photographs that span a range inclusive of both flea market finds and historic treasures.
This year’s highlights include a hitherto unpublished photograph by Diane Arbus: New York Skyline in a Lobby, NYC, from 1971; two vintage prints by Eugene Atget that have recently been acquired from the Museum of Modern Art; a group of photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard, whose Estate is now represented by the gallery; and a remarkable “simulated” image of breaking icebergs constructed by a stir crazy seaman whose ship was frozen ice in the Sea of Tchoukotka in 1934.
This year’s Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XV also includes a particularly strong contingent of anonymous photographs, several of which are included in the new book, I’m Still Living (Chronicle Books), co-authored by Gallery Director, Frish Brandt.