“Native New Yorkers Richard Avedon (1923-2004) and James Baldwin (1924-1987) met as students at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in the late 1930s. They became friends while writing for and editing The Magpie, the school’s literary magazine. Even as teenagers, they, in their writing, dealt with profound issues of race, mortality, and, as Avedon wrote, ‘the future of humanity’ as World War II closed in on them,” according to Pace/MacGill Gallery.
The New Yorker writes about the upcoming exhibit at Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York:
In 1964, Richard Avedon and James Baldwin published “Nothing Personal,” their collaborative exploration of American identity. This fall, a facsimile edition will be released, along with a set of previously unpublished photographs, and an introduction by Hilton Als, which is excerpted here. An exhibit of material from the book goes on view at Pace/MacGill Gallery on November 17th.
The FENCE is a series of large-scale photography exhibitions printed on vinyl mesh and installed outdoors in 7 cities: Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham and Denver. Each exhibition is on public view for a minimum of 3 months in areas with massive pedestrian traffic, ensuring an unprecedented audience for your work.
In its March 2000 issue, Art in America reviews a posthumous exhibit of work by Raghubir Singh, saying that, “As personal as his photographs undoubtedly are, Singh’s mise-en-scènes are nation-scaled and highly variable …”
The six-page, in-depth article takes a look at the color photography Singh created in his prolific career.
“It could become, for India, what Robert Frank’s The Americans has been in this country,” writes P.C. Smith.
The exhibit was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, which hosted the show 23 January 1999 through 2 May 1999. Singh’s 13th and last book, River of Color: The India of Raghubir Singh, was published shortly before his death last April.