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Exhibition: The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand


  • Fraenkel Gallery 49 Geary Street, 4th Floor San Francisco, CA 94108 United States (map)
GARRY WINOGRAND,  New York , 1972

GARRY WINOGRAND, New York, 1972

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, an exhibition inspired by Geoff Dyer’s new book of the same title, published by University of Texas of Press. Touching on themes and subjects that Winogrand explored over the course of his celebrated career, the images offer what Dyer claims for Winogrand’s photography: an education in seeing. The exhibition will be held at 49 Geary Street, 4th floor, from February 21 to March 16, 2019.

The exhibition largely emphasizes lesser-known works from the 1960s and 1970s: New York street scenes as well as photographs from sports events, zoos, national parks, beaches, airports and other places where Winogrand explored the chaotic and surreal social interactions that make up everyday life.

Winogrand, who died in 1984, was exhibited as part of Fraenkel Gallery’s second season in 1980. The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand will be the gallery’s 12th Winogrand exhibition, each of which has emphasized a different aspect of the artist whom John Szarkowski of the Museum of Modern Art called “the central photographer of his generation.” The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand precedes the broadcast premier of Sasha Waters Freyer’s award-winning documentary Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, which will be shown on PBS’s American Masters in April.

Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) was born in New York, and was the recipient of numerous grants, including three Guggenheim Fellowships and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His work was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark 1967 “New Documents” exhibition, curated by John Szarkowski. In 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art mounted a major retrospective of his work, which traveled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Fundacíon MAPFRE, Madrid. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., among many others. His numerous monographs include The Man in the Crowd: The Uneasy Streets of Garry WinograndThe Animals, and Women are Beautiful, among others.

Exhibition Viewing Times:

Catch this exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco from February 21st, 2019 until March 16th, 2019 at the following times.

  • Tuesdays through Fridays 10:30AM - 5:30PM

  • Saturdays 11:00AM - 5:00PM


About Fraenkel Gallery:

Since 1979, Fraenkel Gallery has presented more than 300 exhibitions exploring photography and its relation to other arts. The exhibitions have spanned the medium’s history, from its early masters to the present day. The gallery’s first exhibitions investigated the work of Carleton Watkins, Lee Friedlander, and NASA’s lunar photographs, and these set the tone and pattern for what followed. Because photography’s brief history lends itself to examination backward, forward, and sideways in time, the gallery has presented exhibitions by artists as diverse as Bernd & Hilla Becher, Walker Evans, Eugene Atget, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Sol LeWitt, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. The gallery is a primary representative for the work of Diane Arbus, Robert Adams, Lee Friedlander, Adam Fuss, Katy Grannan, Richard Learoyd, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, and represents the estates of Garry Winogrand and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. In addition to its museum-quality exhibitions, the gallery has maintained a vigorous publishing program including numerous monographs and exhibition catalogues.

In exhibitions such as Edward Hopper & CompanyThe Heart is a Lonely HunterOpen SecretsNot Exactly Photographs, and Nothing and Everything, Fraenkel Gallery has brought together work across media, interweaving photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. The gallery maintains long-established relationships with museums, private collectors, and corporations around the world, and welcomes the experienced collector as well as anyone beginning to collect.

Learn more about Fraenkel Gallery and this event by visiting their website!

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