Fisher Landau Center for Art Presents LEGACY Exhibition thru March 31, 2014
Fisher Landau Center for Art has announced "LEGACY: Photographs from Emily Fisher Landau's Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art", on view through March 31st, 2014. Occupying the 2nd & 3rd floor galleries of the Center, the exhibition highlights a photographic overview of the historic pledge of artwork by Mrs. Landau, consisting of 419 pieces by 86 artists who have shaped the course of American Art. The installation is inspired by the recent exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, with the intimate setting of the Center allowing for an expanded presentation, showcasing over 60 photographic works by 23 artists including:
Richard Artschwager, Matthew Barney, Keith Cottingham, Gregory Crewdson, Lynn Davis, Philip-Lorca diCorsia, John Dugdale, William Eggleston, Barbara Ess, Nan Goldin, Rodney Graham, Peter Hujar, Robert Longo, Vera Lutter, Robert Mapplethorpe, Abelardo Morell, Shirin Neshat, Ed Ruscha, Victoria Sambunaris, Yinka Shonibare, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith & Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Highlights on view include selections from William Eggleston's portfolio "From the Seventies: Volume Two", Ed Ruscha's "26 Gasoline Stations", Robert Longo's "Men in the Cities Series", portraits by Richard Artscwager, Philip-Lorca diCorsia, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Robert Mapplethorpe, Shirin Neshat & Hiroshi Sugimoto, along with photographs referencing the Camera Obscura by John Dugdale, Rodney Graham, Abelardo Morell & Vera Lutter. Accompanying this exhibition in the 1st floor gallery is "VISUAL CONVERSATIONS: Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly & David Nash".
Housed in a former parachute harness factory, the 25,000 square foot museum designed by Max Gordon in association with Bill Katz, is devoted to the exhibition and study of the contemporary art collection of Emily Fisher Landau. The core of the 1,500 work collection spans 1960 to the present and contains key works by artists who have shaped the most significant art of the last 50 years.
Emily Fisher Landau's insightful selection of works by contemporary masters, many of which she bought from the artists early in their careers, is reflected in exhibitions presented at the Fisher Landau Center for Art. Her ongoing commitment to emerging artists extends to the annual presentation of the Columbia University School of Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition.