Artist as Muse
Taking their creative counterparts as inspiration, the featured photographers turn artists into subjects. Portraits by Richard Avedon (John Ford), Eve Arnold (Orson Wells), Yousuf Karsh (Jean Sibelius), and Lewis Morley (Sarah Lucas) encapsulate both the photographer’s signature style and the subject’s public persona, and underscore the interwoven relationship between muse and maker. Other images include those by Rena Small (Julius Shulman and Alexis Smith), Reed Massengill (David Zurek), Kurt Fishback (Mary Ellen Mark), Ira Nowinski (Man Ray), Lynn Hershman (Roberta), and Dora Maar (Jacqueline Lamba).
The works on view are gifts of Joe and Pamela Bonino, Michael Childers, Dan and Jeanne Fauci, Kurt E. Fishback, Irwin Gershow, David Knaus, Mark Edward Rice, Rena Small, and Robert Julian Stone.
Image: Richard Avedon, John Ford, director, Bel Air, California, 1972, gelatin silver print, edition 3/50, Gift of Michael Childers © The Richard Avedon Foundation