Look! New Acquisitions

Till 8. October 2017

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The Americans, a group of photos shot by Robert Frank between 1955 and 1957, made photographic history: these works, which Frank took on a series of road trips through the United States, illuminate the post-war “American way of life” in grim black and white, revealing a reality of pervasive racism, violence, and consumer culture. Due to his images’ failure to uphold America’s self-image at the time, it was at first only possible to publish the synonymous book in Europe. But with The Americans, Robert Frank did ultimately succeed in creating one of the most influential photographic works of the post-war period while also effecting a sustained renewal of street photography.

The Albertina, in its exhibition, is showing selected groups of works that make it possible to retrace Robert Frank’s development as an artist: from his early Swiss photo reportages and travel photos to The Americans and on to his introspective late oeuvre, central aspects of his work are placed front and centre.

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Georg Baselitz Lovers, 1894 – Old Objectivity (Remix), 2007 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Georg Baselitz
Georg Baselitz Lovers, 1894 – Old Objectivity (Remix), 2007 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Georg Baselitz
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS / NEUERWERBUNGEN | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS / NEUERWERBUNGEN | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Johannes Deutsch | Box F.V, 1993 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017
Johannes Deutsch | Box F.V, 1993 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS / NEUERWERBUNGEN | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS / NEUERWERBUNGEN | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition view LOOK! NEW ACQUISITIONS | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer

 

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