March 2 – June 8, 2014
West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier Galleries
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
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.
Catalog: Garry Winogrand. Edited by Leo Rubinfien. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2013.
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–February 8, 2015
Fundación MAPFRE, March 3–May 3, 2015