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The Big Picture

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Palacio Nacional da Ajuda Lisboa VII, 2005 C-print 78.75" X 98" © Courtesy of the artist & Phoenix Art Museum
The Big Picture

1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
October 13th, 2012 - December 2nd, 2012
Opening: October 13th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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United States
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Wednesday, 10am-9pm Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday, 12pm-5pm First Friday Evenings, 6-10pm
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photography

DESCRIPTION

The photographs in Phoenix Art Museum’s collection, although relatively small in number, are each large in scale. These large-scale photographs, some as big as five by seven-and-a-half feet, are becoming a familiar sight in museums and art galleries, but the phenomena of really big photographic prints is fairly new. This exhibition will bring about ten of the Museum’s big photographs together for the first time. Although these photographic prints are typically displayed in contemporary art spaces in the Katz wing, where they are in conversation with artworks of many diverse media, this presentation will allow for comparisons and relationships to be drawn from one photograph to the next. The collection encompasses photographers working in a range of styles and approaches, including those creating constructions for the camera, those working in a directorial mode with a staged composition, those making portraits, and those working with landscapes and architecture in the tradition of straight photography.