Collectors’ Favorites: Works from the Collections of Members of LACMA’s Photographic Arts Council

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© Mary Ellen Mark
© Heinrich Kühn
© Nan Goldin
Collectors’ Favorites: Works from the Collections of Members of LACMA’s Photographic Arts Council

7354 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
August 11th, 2011 - September 3rd, 2011
Opening: August 11th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

west hollywood/b.h.
Tue-Sat 11-6; ,and by appointment


The Photographic Arts Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Stephen Cohen Gallery are pleased to announce COLLECTORS’ FAVORITES, a special exhibition of photographs on loan from private collections of members of LACMA’s Photographic Arts Council (PAC) hosted by Stephen Cohen Gallery. A public opening will take place on Thursday, August 11th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

On view will be over 70 art works, ranging from early photographs of the 1880s to works of the present day. This exhibition will feature such masters of photography as Karl Struss, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Bruce Davidson, James Van Der Zee, Mary Ellen Mark, Eugene Atget, Cindy Sherman, Gregory Crewdson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, W. Eugene Smith, and Heinrich Kühn, as well as works by artists discovered by PAC collectors. COLLECTORS’ FAVORITES reflects the diverse passions and interests of PAC’s members, counting among their ranks many leading California photography collectors. The prints on display will be accompanied by brief statements from each collector, explaining his or her thoughts on collecting and reasons for exhibiting specific photographs.

Proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary, LACMA’s Photographic Arts Council was founded to foster individual and community-wide knowledge and appreciation of photography and to support LACMA's Wallis Annenberg Photography Department. PAC members are invited to special collection and artists' studio visits, private educational seminars on collecting, and exclusive receptions related to LACMA exhibitions. For more information about PAC contact 323-857-6071 or

Panel Discussion: August 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. with experienced collectors and will include Britt Salvesen, LACMA's Prints & Drawing and Senior Photographer Curator