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Unclassified-A Walker Evans Anthology: Selections from the Archive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Jeff L. Rosenheim

Unclassified-A Walker Evans Anthology: Selections from the Archive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jeff L. Rosenheim

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ISBN : 9783908247210
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280 pages
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This book, published on the occasion of the artists first retrospective exhibition in three decades, presents a selection of mostly unpublished material from the Walker Evans Archive, the vast collection of negatives and papers acquired in 1994 fromMoreThis book, published on the occasion of the artists first retrospective exhibition in three decades, presents a selection of mostly unpublished material from the Walker Evans Archive, the vast collection of negatives and papers acquired in 1994 from the artists estate by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Evans left to posterity an amazingly rich record of his creative process and inner life. From his earliest boyhood snapshots to the seldom-seen color Polaroids made in the year before his death, A Walker Evans Anthology traces the development of this American master through previously-unpublished writings (fiction, diaries, essays, and criticism)- his fascinating and copious early correspondence with the German artist, Hanns Skolle (Evans best friend at the time)- and revealing letters from Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, and Diane Arbus. Previously-unknown photographs from the Metropolitans collection of 40,000 negatives and transparencies reveal the artist at work. The anthology concludes with telling selections from Evans seminal collection of vernacular imagery: roadside signs, picture postcards, printed ephemera, and a shockingly prescient album of newspaper clippings from the twenties and thirties that prefigures Andy Warhol and Pop and Conceptual Art by three decades.