Duane Michals found new ways to photograph popular figures such as Leonard Cohen, Meryl Streep, Maya Angelou, Robert De Niro, Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Madonna, Sting, and many more.
Duane Michals: The Portraitist opens February 8, 2019, at Snap! Space in Orlando, Florida. The exhibition is the first comprehensive overview of Duane Michals’s inventive and influential portraits.
In his 60-year career, Michals photographed popular figures such as Leonard Cohen, Yayoi Kusama, Meryl Streep, Maya Angelou, Robert De Niro, Rene Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Sting, Tennessee Williams, the original cast of Saturday Night Live, and many more. The images are shown together for the first time in The Portraitist.
Featuring more than 125 portraits, many of which are black-and-white photographs recently rediscovered by the artist in his New York City apartment, the show highlights the artist’s stylistically varied body of work— sequenced images, multiple exposures, reflections, uncommon vantage points, collage, hand-painting, and other techniques. Michals also often adds handwritten annotations on his images.
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