Chicago © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco © COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

Lee Friedlander
Chicago, 1972
© Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
© COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

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Chicago © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco © COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

Lee Friedlander
Chicago, 1972
© Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
© COLECCIONES Fundación MAPFRE

Chicago

1972

Lee Friedlander

Birth: Aberdeen, Washington, 1934

Technique

Gelatin silver print

Measurements

Measurements of printed area: 16,7 x 25,4 cm (6 9/16 x 10 in.)
Paper size: 39,7 x 51 cm (15 5/8 x 20 1/16 in.)

Inventory

FM000581

Subject / Document

Later copy

Description

The screens, the portraits, the nudes and the monuments: Friedlander transforms what he sees into subjects worthy of being studied. Without too much noise he presents a fragment of reality and creates a new alphabet of signs and metaphors. He demands we make an effort. He does not make it easy for us, that was never the intention.

Inscriptions / Legend

Fifteen Photographs, 1973 (Portfolio).
Fifteen photographs on gelatin-silver print presented in a portfolio box 48/75.
Each photograph signed and numbered on the recto in pencil.
Published by Double Elephant Press.

Bibliography

Friedlander, Lee. The American Monument. Nueva York: Eakins, 1976
Friedlander, Lee. Lee Friedlander Portraits. Boston: Little, Brown, 1985
Friedlander, Lee, Rod Slemmons. Like a One-Eyed Cat: Photographs by Lee Friedlander, 1956-1987. Nueva York:  H. N. Abrams, Seattle Art Museum, 1989
Friedlander, Lee. Nudes. Nueva York: Pantheon Books, 1991
Friedlander, Lee, Steve Lacy, y Ruth Brown. American Musicians. New York: D.A.P 1998
Friedlander, Lee. The Jazz People of New Orleans. Nueva York: Pantheon Books, 1992
Friedlander, Lee, Walker Evans. Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2001
Friedlander, Lee. Kitaj. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2002
Friedlander, Lee, Peter Galassi, Richard Benson. Friedlander. Nueva York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005
Friedlander, Lee y John Szarkowski. Self Portrait: Lee Friedlander. Nueva York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005
Gollonet, Carlos. “La Habitación Invadida”, en The Creator Studio, núm 0,  págs 41-48

Registration date

2008

Origin

Courtesy of the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

About the work

Fundacion MAPFRE owns several famous images of individual television sets that formed part of the book and exhibition entitled The Little Screens, as well as a copy of his first portfolio Lee Friedlander: 15 photographs (1973) —no. 48 of 75— published by Double Elephant Press.

Related dates: 1970-1980