Hiroshi Sugimoto – Portraits

The initial impact of Hiroshi Sugimoto's exhibition of a dozen black-and-white "portraits" at San Francisco's Fraenkel Gallery derives from sheer size (the photographs are uniformly about five by four feet) and from dramatic lighting--his figures are posed under strong  ...

Musee Jacquemart-Andre – Paris

Pier Francesco Fiorentino, Virgin Mary and Child with John the Baptist, Angels and The Holy Father 15the century photo credit: Jacquemart-Andre Collection When the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay are on strike or closed for a  ...

Sol Lewitt: A Retrospective

Buy the Lewitt poster at barewalls.com The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is housed in a striking 1995 building by Swiss architect Mario Botta. At the heart of the building is a skylit atrium, a soaring space in  ...

Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception

It may come as news to Ansel Adams fans that a photographer working 100 years earlier took a series of photographs of Yosemite Valley that surpass Adams’ own work there in immediacy, composition, and lushness of detail. It may  ...

Alex Katz Paints Ada

Alex Katz Paints Ada Jewish Museum New York website Ada and Alex (1980) Life is funny. We're in public even when we don't want to be, and someone's always watching. The process of being  ...

Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog

Other suggested reading: Black Sun-The Eyes of Four: Roots and Innovation in Japanese Photography (1986), Eikoh Hosoe, Daido Muriyama, et. al. Photography and Beyond in Japan: Space, Time and Memory (1995), Robert Stearns, et. al.  ...