1. The first retrospective of the work of photographer Garry Winogrand in twenty-five years is up until September 21st at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work reminds me of Robert Frank’s The Americans but Winogrand deals more, well, frankly with prosperity and isolation: the two societal seams that were woven together to define our country in the 20th century.
2. Dennis Hopper’s work as a photographer in the 1960s is now having an exhibit at London’s Royal Academy of Arts through October 19th.
3. “The 50s – Fashion in France, 1947-1957” has just opened at Palais Galliera, The City of Paris Fashion Museum and runs until November 2nd. Designers in the exhibition include Dior, Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy, and Jacques Fath.
4. The de Young Museum in San Francisco has a survey of modernist art on loan from The National Gallery of Art. It will be on display until October 12th.
5. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art‘s remarkable exhibit “Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic” is finally closing on July 27th. If you haven’t seen it and you’re in Los Angeles, do not miss it. It – surprisingly to me – was my favorite exhibit so far this year. I always thought Calder a bit kitschy but this show opened my eyes to his genius.
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