HASTED KRAEUTLER is pleased to announce Cyclops\, an exhibit ion of rare\, unique vintage photographs by ALBERT WATSON\, beginning Octob er 25 and running through December 8\, 2012.
The works in this exhibit ion celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions\, 1994)\, which was the first major monograph of the artist’s photographs. The title\ , Cyclops\, refers to ALBERT WATSON’s single-minded\, distinctive style\, a nd a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth.
Cyclops will exhibit unique vintage platinum and silver p rints by the artist\, spanning 40 years of the photographer’s career. One o f a kind prints from the original selection for the book will be on view\, including Road Kill\, a series rarely exhibited.
Francis Hodgson has n otably written in Financial Times (2011) about Watson’s vintage prints\, wh ich he describes as “astonishing...He is just a brilliant photographer. The fundamental and superficial appeal that all photographers have\, of light crashing on to surfaces or kissing them\, is the very one that he has maste red. Looking at his photographs is a pleasure in textures and devil take th e rest.”
Born and raised in Edinburgh\, Scotland\, ALBERT WATSON studi ed film and television at the Royal College of Art in London before he move d to the United States to launch a career in photography in 1970. Watson ha s received many honors\, including a Lucie Award for lifetime achievement i n photography\, a Grammy Award for the cover of the Mason Profitt album\, C ome and Gone (1975)\, and three ANDY Awards for creativity in advertising. On September 9\, 2010\, the Royal Photographic Society awarded Albert Watso n their Centenary Medal\, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the art and science of photography. Photo District News has named Watson one o f the 20 most influential photographers of all time.
ALBERT WATSON has had solo exhibitions of his work at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg\, German y\, Museum of Modern Art in Milan\, Italy\, Fotografiska in Stockholm\, Swe den\,the KunstHausWien in Vienna\, Austria\, the City Art Centre in Edinbur gh\, Scotland\, the FotoMuseum in Antwerp\, Belgium\, the NRW Forum in Düss eldorf\, Germany and the Forma Gallery in Milan. Watson’s photographs have also been shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London\, the Metropolit an Museum of Art in New York\, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow\, the International Center of Photography in New York\, the Brooklyn Museum\, and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg\, Germany. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of these prominent institutions.
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LOCATION:Hasted Kraeutler\,537 West 24th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SUMMARY:Vintage Photographs Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Cyclops \, Albert Watson END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR