Photo exhibition: Jeannette Montgomery Barron | Scene. Photographs of the 1980’s New York Art Scene
Collezione Maramotti, Via Fratelli Cervi 66, Reggio Emilia, Italy | Official Website www.collezionemaramotti.org | Event date from 04-05-2014 to 28-09-2014 | Opening hours Thursday and Friday 2.30pm – 6.30pm Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 6.30pm free admission
Private collection of contemporary art of the Maramotti Family, based in Reggio Emilia (Italy), in the historical venue of Max Mara company.
Jeannette Montgomery Barron presents an intense photographic gallery of portraits of artists, gallerists, critics, dealers and personalities from the New York art world in the 1980’s.
Of particular interest for Collezione Maramotti is to show a selection of Montgomery Barron’s portraits of artists working in the period, artists whose works represent an important core of the Collection, with its strong focus on American art from the Eighties and Nineties. Visitors are offered the opportunity to add a face to the artists’ names, and create a link with the visual tour of the permanent collection.
On show portraits of: John Ahearn, Donald Baechler, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mike Bidlo, Ross Bleckner, James Brown, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Moira Dryer, Eric Fischl, Fischli & Weiss, Julio Galan, Leon Golub, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Alex Katz, Barbara Kruger, Annette Lemieux, Robert Mapplethorpe, McDermott & McGough, Luigi Ontani, Rene Ricard, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, David Shapiro, Cindy Sherman, Starn Twins, Philip Taaffe, Rigoberto Torres, Andy Warhol
The exhibition is accompanied by a special book in the form of a diary which puts together testimonies of those years and notes from the photographer of shots taken in the studios, houses or clubs she frequented.