David Schonauer

Art News: The Met Museum Is Deaccessioning $1 Million Worth of Photos and Prints

artnet news   Thursday September 30, 2021

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will sell 219 prints and photographs to help plug a $150 million revenue shortfall resulting from the pandemic, reports Artnet News. The works, all duplicates from its collection, will be offered in three sales at Christie’s. The group includes pieces by Robert Frank, Roy Lichtenstein, and Frank Stella. It’s expected to raise between $904,600 and $1.4 million altogether. In selling the art, the Met is taking advantage of a rare two-year window, through April 2022, during which the Association of Art Museum Directors has permitted members to sell art in order to raise money for collection care.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: Black Photographers Capture Their Interior Lives, With iPhones

By David Schonauer   Thursday September 30, 2021

The pandemic has provided ample time for self-reflection. "For many creatives, this uniquely intimate period has yielded some of their most contemplative and candid work yet, as demonstrated in a new show at New York's International Center of Photography," noted Harper's Bazaar recently. The show, which runs through Jan. 10, 2022, is "Inward: Reflections on Interiority," and it puts the talents of five emerging …   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Internet Backs Wedding Photographer Who Deleted Bride and Groom's Pictures

Newsweek   Wednesday September 29, 2021

A wedding photographer got a surprising reaction online after detailing how she did the unthinkable and deleted a newlywed couple's photos from their big day. In a post published on Reddit's "Am I The A**hole" forum, the photographer (username: Icy-Reserve6995) explained that she did so after being denied a 20-minute break "to get something to eat and drink.” She garnered 17,000 upvotes and 2,200 comments, notes Newsweek. She noted that she only agreed to shoot the wedding as a favor. "I'm not really a photographer, I'm a dog groomer," she explained.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Dennis Stock on the Set of 'High Society'

Magnum Photos   Wednesday September 29, 2021

Magnum photojournalist Dennis Stock is known best for the images of actor James Dean he shot in 1955. The following year, he was on the set of the musical High Society—the final film made by Grace Kelly before she ended her acting career to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco. At Magnum’s website writer Sabina Stent looks back at the images Stock took during the making of the movie, as he “[captured] the people behind their star image, resulting in a combination of candid moments off-set and activity on-set.”   Read the full Story >>

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