“I was coming out of the Fifties, you know, I’m like a child of the Eisenhower era where everything was hidden, everything was secret, there were all these things that weren’t talked about. Drugs weren’t talked about. Alcoholism in families wasn’t talked about. Child abuse wasn’t talked about. Nothing was talked about. I mean, […]
Whitney curator Carter Foster visits sites in downtown New York that inspired Edward Hopper’s iconic paintings. Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both […]
In this video, 2012 Whitney Biennial artist LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses her work in the exhibition, focusing on her self-portraits in the Homebody Series (2010).
In this video, 2012 Whitney Biennial artist Moyra Davey discusses her photographic series on view in the exhibition, Mary, Marie (2011) and We Are Young and We Are Friends of Time (2011).
Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier says her work is about finding a balance between the politics and the poetics of documentary photography. Her work is gripping and highly personal, often involving family members. At age 30, Frazier was in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, where her work attracted wide attention. Frazier is an instructor at the Mason […]
“One of the reasons I could give myself permission was that no one was looking. I didn’t even have the idea of an audience…” A Conversation with Richard Prince This interview is excerpted from a public conversation with Richard Prince, recorded at the Whitney Museum of American Art, May 13, 1992. BW: I want […]
In this video, “2010” artist Ari Marcopoulos brings together musicians from the electroacoustic improvisation scene, including Orphan and Yellow Tears, for a night of performance and noise.