Garry Winogrand

March 2 – June 8, 2014

West Building Ground Floor

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    Garry Winogrand, New York, 1950, gelatin silver print, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fractional and promised gift of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Metropolitan Opera, New York, c. 1951, gelatin silver print, posthumous print made from original negative on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Coney Island, New York, c. 1952, gelatin silver print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/ Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY

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    Garry Winogrand, Albuquerque, 1957, gelatin silver print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Park Avenue, New York, 1959, gelatin silver print, National Gallery of Art, Patrons' Permanent Fund, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960, gelatin silver print, posthumous print made from original negative on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, John F. Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960, gelatin silver print, posthumous print made from original negative on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Richard Nixon Campaign Rally, New York, 1960, gelatin silver print, posthumous print made from original negative on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, New York, c. 1960, gelatin silver print, The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, New York, 1961, gelatin silver print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, New York, c. 1962, gelatin silver print, The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, 1964, gelatin silver print, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Jeffrey Fraenkel, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, New York World's Fair, 1964, gelatin silver print, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Dr. L. F. Peede, Jr., © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Central Park Zoo, New York, 1967, gelatin silver print, Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, New York, 1968, gelatin silver print, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Dr. L. F. Peede, Jr., © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, 1968, gelatin silver print, Collection of John and Lisa Pritzker, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, New York, 1969, gelatin silver print, Collection of Jeffrey Fraenkel and Alan Mark, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, New York, c. 1969, gelatin silver print, posthumous print made from original negative on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Fort Worth, 1974, gelatin silver print, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Doris and Donald Fisher, and Marion E. Greene, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Fort Worth, 1974–1977, gelatin silver print, The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Fort Worth, 1975, gelatin silver print, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Dr. Paul Getz, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, 1980–1983, gelatin silver print, posthumous print (made for 1988 MoMA exhibition), The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, 1980–1983, gelatin silver print, posthumous print made from original negative on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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    Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, 1983, gelatin silver print, posthumous print made from original negative on the occasion of the Garry Winogrand exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Overview: Garry Winogrand (1928 –1984), a New Yorker who roamed the United States during the postwar decades, left behind a sweeping portrait of American life. His photographs powerfully combine the hope and exhilaration as well as the anxiety and turbulence that characterized America during these vital years, revealing a country that glitters with possibility but threatens to spin out of control. From Fifth Avenue to Sunset Boulevard, from Cape Kennedy to the Texas State Fair, he made the American middle class the primary subject of his pictures. Endlessly curious, Winogrand scrutinized both cities and suburbs, always on the lookout for those instants when happenstance and optics might join to make a good picture that exposes some deep current in American culture.

Surveying Winogrand’s career from its inception in 1950 to his death in 1984, this exhibition is divided into three sections: “Down from the Bronx” presents photographs made in New York City from 1950 through 1971; “A Student of America” includes work from the same period made mostly outside New York; and “Boom and Bust” shows photographs taken largely in Texas and Los Angeles from 1971 until his death.

Plunging headlong into his work, Winogrand preferred shooting film to editing his pictures or producing books and exhibitions. As a result, many of his strongest early photographs fell into obscurity as he matured, while numerous later ones remained unprocessed at his death. Winogrand never published or exhibited approximately one-third of the photographs presented here, and more than sixty have been printed for this exhibition and are being shown in public for the first time. By presenting such discoveries alongside his celebrated pictures, Garry Winogrand reinterprets a career that was, like the artist’s America, both epic and unresolved.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Sponsor: The international tour of this exhibition is sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Leadership support is provided by Randi and Bob Fisher.

The exhibition in Washington is made possible through the generous support of the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.

It is also supported by the Trellis Fund.

Additional funding is kindly provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

Image: Garry Winogrand, New York, c. 1962, gelatin silver print, The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Other Venues:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 9–June 2, 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 27–September 21, 2014
Jeu de Paume, Paris, October 14, 2014–January 25, 2015
Fundación MAPFRE, March 3–May 10, 2015

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