“Portraying Artists: Photographs by Walter Weissman”

“Photographing artists who I hung out and worked with became a natural extension of my own artwork and studies,” says Walter Weissman. “The photos in this exhibition highlight and preserve a distinctive time of creative genius in both the New York and East End art worlds.” –Walter Weissman

The exhibition is an intimate photographic study in black and white of some of the most influential performing, literary, fine artists and designers of our time. The 15 portraits capture Chuck Close; Donald Sultan; Dennis Oppenheim; Roy Lichtenstein; Ross Bleckner; Edward Albee; Dan Flavin; Eric Fischl; Billy Joel; Larry Rivers; Calvin Klein; Betty Friedan; Elaine de Kooning; Robert Rauschenberg; Roy Lichtenstein and Arman in rare spontaneous and unguarded moments at the zenith of their creative careers with many of the images taken at Guild Hall.

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