Exhibitions

Duane Michals

This Photograph Is My Proof, 1967

Gelatin silver print with hand-applied text

The Henry L. Hillman Fund

Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

 

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals

On view March 7, 2015 to June 21, 2015

Located in the: Dodge Gallery 2

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Duane Michals (b. 1932) is credited with pioneering new ways of considering and creating photographs. Running counter to the prevailing conventions of photography, Michals began working with sequences of images and multiple exposures, often overlaying hand-written messages and poems. Michals identifies himself a storyteller and through his work explores universal life experiences such dreams, desire, aging and death. He has noted: "I'm not interested in what something looks like, I want to know what it feels like ... a realm beyond observation." Organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition presents more than 200 works and provides a definitive retrospective of the artist's career.

Made possible by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Images

Duane Michals, Magritte at his Easel, 1965.

Duane Michals, Magritte at his Easel, 1965.

Gelatin silver print. The Henry L. Hillman Fund. Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Duane Michals, I Remember Pittsburgh, 1982.

Duane Michals, I Remember Pittsburgh, 1982.

Nine gelatin silver prints. Greenwald Photograph Fund and Fine Arts Discretionary Fund. Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Duane Michals, Sting, 1982.

Duane Michals, Sting, 1982.

Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery and the artist.

Duane Michals, The Great Photographers of My Time #2, 1991.

Duane Michals, The Great Photographers of My Time #2, 1991.

Gelatin silver print. The Henry L. Hillman Fund. Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Duane Michals, The Bewitched Bee, 1986.

Duane Michals, The Bewitched Bee, 1986.

Thirteen gelatin silver prints with hand-applied text. The Henry L. Hillman Fund. Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Duane Michals

Duane Michals

This Photograph Is My Proof, 1967

Gelatin silver print with hand-applied text

The Henry L. Hillman Fund

Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

 

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