Annie Leibovitz |
Come to the Wexner Center this fall to explore the work of photographer Annie Leibovitz in an exhibition that fills all our galleries. Leibovitz’s large and distinguished body of work encompasses some of the most well-known portraits of our time. She began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970, while she was still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her pictures have appeared regularly on magazine covers and in numerous publications ever since.
Leibovitz has chosen three discrete components for the show. The first, the Master Set, consists of 156 images she selected a few years ago as the definitive edition of her work, drawn from the thousands of professional assignments she has had over the years and augmented by more personal images of her family. An exploded snapshot of American public life over the past four decades, the Master Set offers portraits of the people we were talking about, the people whose work brought us pleasure, the people we admired or possibly did not. It extends a powerful invitation to come face to face with who we were. The Wexner Center is the first institution to have the opportunity to exhibit the Master Set as a whole.
Also on view are images from the Pilgrimage project, featuring a series of photographs of interiors, landscapes, and talismanic objects attached to historical figures—Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Georgia O’Keeffe, Annie Oakley, and Elvis Presley, among others. Finally, a special lobby display features portraits and related working prints taken by Leibovitz of artists who have appeared at the Wex over the years. We hope that this collection summons many memories for Wexner Center visitors—helping them recall, through Leibovitz’s visual genius, the gifts these artists have brought to this community.
|Date and time:||November 9, 2012|
|Location:||Wexner Center Galleries|
|Event category:||Wexner Center|