Mitch Epstein, Untitled, New York, 1996. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Mitch Epstein. As this photograph demonstrates, Epstein’s new photographs of the trees of New York City aren’t his first pictures of his adopted hometown. He has photographed New York plenty of times before, including here in 1996. On this week’s MAN Podcast, Epstein talks about being watched and how various security forces were unnerved by his presence as he made his “American Power” series. (He tells some great stories, so don’t miss ‘em!) I bet Epstein, more than most of us, is acutely aware of surveillance…
Epstein is one of America’s most prominent and most honored photographers. His work is in the collection of virtually every major museum in the world. He was the winner of the 2011 Prix Pictet for his series “American Power.” His most recent work, the aforementioned examination of the trees of New York City, is on view now at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea.
On the second segment of this week’s MAN Podcast, Denver Art Museum curator Eric Paddock and I discuss work by Epstein’s teacher, Garry Winogrand. Fifty photographs from Winogrand’s “Women are Beautiful” series are on view now at the Denver Art Museum.
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