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"Double Vision: Photographs from the Strauss Collection"
2001-01-30 until 2001-03-11
University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach
Long Beach, CA,
USA United States of America
The University Art Museum is pleased to present Double Vision: Photographs
from the Strauss Collection, the inaugural exhibition of works from one of
the premier assemblages of fine art photographs in America. A remarkable
group of rare, vintage, often unique prints by the great masters of
20th-century photography, plus contemporary images by today's most renowned
artists, the Strauss Collection is the product of the uncompromising
visions of two discriminating collectors.
Ted and Joyce Strauss began building their collection, which presently
includes more than 550 photographs, in the early 1970s, a period during
which the photographic arts enjoyed a surge of popularity. Founded upon a
selection of seminal American works dating from the1920s through the 1960s,
the Strauss Collection continues to expand. Ranging from a unique,
hand-colored 1936 work by Hans Bellmer, through signature 1960s images by
Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand, to 2000 images by Hiroshi Sugimoto and
Nicholas Nixon, this exhibition is testament to the breadth of the
collection, with 92 works by 71 artists spanning nearly one-hundred years.
A variety of styles and techniques are represented, including examples of
European Surrealism, the classic American images of mid-century, and the
more current expressions of Postmodern issues. The exhibition will travel
to the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego in January, 2002.
In collaboration with the CSULB Art Department Guest Lecture Series, artist
Lyle Ashton Harris will discuss his work on Wednesday, March 7th at 5 pm in
the University Theater.
Two noontime programs devoted to Double Vision: Photographs from the
Strauss Collection are scheduled. On Tuesday, February 20th at 12:15 pm, a
UAM@noon gallery talk related to the exhibition will be given. The
following week, on Tuesday, February 27th at 12:15 pm, a NewMusic@noon
concert will take place at the UAM. Both events are free, and the entire
university community is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy complimentary
refreshments during the programming.
A fully illustrated, 112 page catalogue has been published to accompany the
exhibition and will be available for purchase.