The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, September 22, 2014


Galerie Springer Berlin displays colour photographs by American photographer Joel Meyerowitz
Joel Meyerowitz, Provincetown, 1977. © Joel Meyerowitz, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, Galerie Springer Berlin.
BERLIN.- Galerie Springer Berlin is premiering the works of the American Photographer Joel Meyerowitz in their exhibition rooms. In collaboration with the New York Howard Greenberg Gallery, an selection of colour photographs will be displayed. Simultaneously, the largest museum exhibition of the artist will be held: Joel Meyerowitz – Retrospective, 27/09/2014 – 11/01/2015 in the NRW Forum Düsseldorf.

Joel Meyerowitz is a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, who influenced him greatly at the beginning of his career. Since the mid-seventies he has photographed exclusively in colour.

The artist was born in 1938 in the Bronx. He initially studied art, history of art and medical illustration at the Ohio State University. Back in New York City he began his career in 1959 as an Art Director and Designer. Particularly impressed by an encounter with the photographer Robert Frank, he started taking photographs in 1962 and in the same year he left the agency, devoting himself from this point on, exclusively to photography. He travelled through New York City and capturing the mood of the streets. He soon developed his distinctive sensitivity and his candid, people-focussed style, a very unique visual language. In 1966, he embarked on an 18 month trip through Europe, which both profoundly affected and also influenced him and can be described as an artistic turning point. Meyerowitz photographed many of his works from a moving car. These works were displayed in 1968 in his first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York: “Photographs from a moving car“, curated by the photography legend John Szarkowski. From the late seventies onward, Joel Meyerowitz concentrated exclusively on colour photography. In the first half of the seventies, he created numerous unique works of “street photography”.

In order to further improve the image quality, the artist took another crucial step: in the mid 1970s he changed from the 35mm format to the 8x10’ plate camera.

In 1979, his first book “Cape Light” was published by Phaidon Verlag. The picture book sold over 100,000 copies and is to this day regarded as a milestone in colour photography. 17 further publications followed, most recently in 2012 with a comprehensive two-volume edition “Taking my Time”, a retrospective of 50 years of his photography, also published by Phaidon Verlag.

A few days after the attack on the World Trade Center, Meyerowitz began to document its destruction and reconstruction. As the only photographer, he received unrestricted access to the site of the incident. It resulted in over 8000 photographs for the “The World Trade Center” exhibition, which was displayed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

Joel Meyerowitz’ works have been and will be shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world; several times in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. On 27 September, the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf opens the most comprehensive retrospective of the artist. In addition, the works are represented in many international collections, including in the Museum of Modern Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Art.



Today's News

September 5, 2014

Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art unfolds at the McNay Art Museum

Sotheby's to offer 57 seminal works at its Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Sale

Andy Warhol@Christie's: 'American Pastimes: Sports & Politics' online-only sale announced

Dreadnoughtus: Meet Argentina's supermassive, 85 feet from nose to tail, 'fear nought' dino

Scientists at Germany's Karl May Museum weigh returning Native American scalp

Asia Society Museum presents first major NYC exhibition on Nam June Paik since his death in 2006

Galerie Springer Berlin displays colour photographs by American photographer Joel Meyerowitz

One and only: Unique photographs and works on paper by Ray K. Metzker on view at Laurence Miller Gallery

National Portrait Gallery announces Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 shortlist

Koller Auctions celebrate a big anniversary: The 90th birthday of company founder Pierre Koller

First institutional solo exhibition by Thomas Hirschhorn in Berlin opens at Schinkel Pavillon

Exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn opens at Pace London

Exhibition at Boston University Art Gallery features over one hundred of Todd Hido's recent works

Exhibition reveals an artist reaching for the sublime through five decades of counting

Sincere Auto Care: Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibits the work of Justine Kurland

US debut solo exhibition by German artist Helene Appel opens at James Cohan Gallery

Farhad Moshiri's first solo exhibition with Galerie Perrotin in New York opens

First international art fair dedicated to photography in China opens in Shanghai

'Miracle' of the Marne: the WWI battle that changed history

Hermès Diamond Himalayan Birkin could break the $203,150 auction record

Doyle New York to auction objects by Tiffany deaccessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Local scientist to discuss his research on the world's largest-ever flying bird

Ex-Nigel Mansell 1989 Ferrari F40 to star in Bonhams Zoute Sale

Chris Marker's uncensored record of daily life in North Korea on view at Peter Blum

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site