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Viewing Room | Lee Friedlander: Little Screens
April 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Lee Friedlander: Little Screens is an online exhibition on view through May 24 courtesy of Luhring Augustine.
Lee Friedlander is an American master of photography who has devoted himself to documenting what he calls “the social landscape” of this country. He traveled extensively from city to city for decades, casting his sharp eye for moments of mordant wit and startling juxtapositions everywhere he went. This itinerant working method led to an enormous amount of time spent in hotel rooms and other temporary residences.
© Lee Friedlander; Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) began photographing the American social landscape in 1948 and is one of the most significant photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Friedlander’s work is collected in depth by major institutions including Art Institute of Chicago; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many others. In 2005, the artist was the subject of a major traveling retrospective and catalogue organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In fall 2019 Friedlander First Fifty, a compilation of his first 50 books was published by Powerhouse Books. Luhring Augustine’s first solo exhibition with Friedlander will take place in Fall 2020.