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Artist: Danny Lyon (1942 - )
Nationality: American
Movement:
Media: Photography
Influences:

Biography:
Danny Lyon published his first photographs in the 1960’s while working for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. They appeared in The Movement, a documentary book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement. He later began creating his own books, beginning in 1967 with his study of the lives of outlaw motorcyclists called Bikeriders. His other works include Conversations with the Dead (1971, a look at prison life in Texas and I Like to Eat Right on the Dirt, a compilation of Polaroids of his children. Lyon also creates film documentaries and received the Guggenheim Foundation fellowship for photography and filmmaking.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
Click the artwork titles below to see actual examples of artwork or works of art relevant to works by Danny Lyon.

J. Paul Getty Museum -
For Evans and Agee
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Cartagena, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1965, Chromogenic development print
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Dog Boy, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Namequepa, Chihuahua, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1972, Gelatin-silver print
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#9, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Self Portrait, Chicago, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1966, Gelatin-silver print
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Uptown, Chicago, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1965, Gelatin-silver print
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Uptown, Chicago, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1965, Gelatin-silver print
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The Line, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Convict, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Day Room, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Day Room, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Mary, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1972, printed 1977, Gelatin-silver print
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Diagnostic, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Ramsey, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Hoe Squad, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Shakedown, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Water Boy, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Three Convicts, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Shakedown, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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The Yard, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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The Line, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Shakedown, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Showers, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Condemned Man, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Boss, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Two Convicts, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Tesca, Cartegena, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1965, Chromogenic development (Ektacolor) print
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Cell block table, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, Gelatin-silver print
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Prison Tattoos, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Visiting Room, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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The Electric Chair, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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The Line, Ramsey Two, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Education Department, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Four Years, Burglary, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Heat Exhaustion, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Heat Exhaustion, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Meal Line, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Hoe Sharpener and the Line, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Return to the Fields, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Dining Room, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Main Corridor, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Main Corridor, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Two Years Burglary, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Dining Room, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Billy McCune, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Entering Prison, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Clearing Land, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Cell Block, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Young Boss, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Weight-Lifters, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Cell Block, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Convict and Boss, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Building Shakedown, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Watering a Boss, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Carmen, Tesca, Cartagena, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1965, Chromogenic development (Ektacolor) print
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Cotton Pickers, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print
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Tattooed Prisoner, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1968, printed 1970, Gelatin-silver print
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Midway, Texas, 1968, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1968, printed 1981, Gelatin-silver print
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New Arrivals from Corpus Christi, Danny Lyon (United States, New York, Brooklyn, born 1942) , 1967, printed 1983, Gelatin-silver print

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (36)
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Centre Georges Pompidou: Blanc and Demilly, Photographs of Lyon 1924-1962
The photos were first published in 1933 on a catalogue - Aspects of Lyon which constituted probably one of the most remarkable and most poetic visions of the great city on the Rhone. Since the dispersation of their of funds in 1962, their oeuvre is n...

Association of Photographers Gallery: 7 - Seven Incredible Photographers
AOP members Marcus Lyon, Julie Fisher, Luc Beziat, Roger Hutchings, Dod Miller, Andy Wilson and Matthew Stuart have brought together some of their most thought provoking and stunning Black and White images. In ‘7’ Roger Hutchings lifts the ...

GenArtSF: New-Fangle 2000
New-Fangle Artists are:
Apsolutno
Ike Brooker
Rubber O Cement
Joann Denning
Kora Juenger
R T Mark
Clay Newton
Adam Rees
Richard Rinehart
Marissa Silverbach
Niem Tran New-Fangle ...

Museum of Contemporary Art, LA: Street Credibility: Photographs from the 1940s to the 1970s
Focusing on the similarity of this generation's subjects and approaches, the exhibition is organized around visual tropes, such as people inside their homes, the equation of individuals with their possessions, couples, entertainers, and specta...

Tacoma Art Museum: In Style: Japanese Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries
In Style features a selection of fifty Japanese woodblock prints dating from the 18th and 19th Centuries and are grouped into themes: Actors and Popular Th...

Contemporary Art Center Lacoux: Martine Clerc: The Garden, Sculptures and Other Celestial Objects
" I wanted to show the macrocosmos of unlimited and empty space with strange mineral travelling objects, and, in an other side, the microcosmos of an intimate red room with prints evocating the world of cells and biological life. This room beats l...

Terra Museum of American Art: Indivisible: Stories of American Community
Working in the documentary ...

National Gallery: A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University
The exhibition is organised by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with the National Gallery, London, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ...

Akron Art Museum: Indivisible: Stories of American Community
The twelve photographers chosen to participate in Indivisible have made considerable contributions to social history and the art of photography, and bring their own artistic viewpoint to each community site. They are Dawoud Bey, Bill Burke, Deb...

Duncan Miller Gallery: Marc Riboud: The World, His Lens
Known for his strong and graphic compositions, a sense of compassion for the human spirit is also present in Marc Riboud images. His work can be found in major private and museum collections throughout the world, including the Musée d'Art Moderne ...

K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen: Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings
As the first station of an international tour, the K20 will be hosting an exhibition of museum architecture from the 1st decade of the 21st century. 26 projects from four continents offer a broad cross-section of the most interesting.and forward...

Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi and Co. Gallery: American Artist Dan Walsh
The evolution of his works, from the early 1990s to the present, has led him to abandon the concept of the "ideal" in abstract painting, which in the history of art is always somehow connected with a "psychological condition", in an attempt to giv...

Chisenhale Gallery: Gary Webb: Deep Heatt, Reg Laguna
Webb's sculpture hovers between abstraction and a subtle form of figuration, creating organic forms that coexist alongside mass-produced elements. The familiarity and vivid sensuality of his materials draw in the viewer, edgily defining our relati...

Miami Art Museum: Works By Shirin Neshat
The exhibition, which will only be seen in Montréal, Minneapolis, Miami, and then in Houston, brings together the largest collection of Neshat’s video environments ever presented including: Soliloquy of 1999, Pulse and Passage of 2001, as well as ...

DiverseWork: To the Trade: An Out-of-the-ordinary Approach to Arts Presentation
To the Trade is a trade show for the art industry. Curated by Bernard Brunon (Texas) and Jade Dellinger (Florida), the exhibition doubles as an actual trade fair oriented towards providing services and where the viewers are able to commission the ...

Saint-Gervais - Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine: Melik Ohanian (T)HERE – installations
Wooden furniture invites the visitor to enter the universe of the artist, Melik Ohanian, who conceives its relation with the spectator as: "Those who contemplate or understand, the more they feel free to come face to face with my work, the more ha...

Frick Collection: Greuze the Draftsman
the Albertina, Vienna; the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; and others.  Among Greuze's many admirers was Catherine the Great, ...

Brian Gross Fine Art: Phil Sims: Fire/Light/Color/Matter - Paintings and Tea Bowls from 2004
While best known for his monochromatic paintings, Sims also studied and taught ceramics.  Much like the unusual texture of his paintings, this installation explores the complex surfaces of his ceramics, which comprise pits, cracks, skin-like creas...

Center for Creative Photography: Indivisible: Stories of American Community
The exhibition features nearly two hundred original photographs by twelve distinguished photographers. Dawoud Bey, Bill Burke, Lucy Capehart, Lynn Davis, Terry Evans, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Lauren Greenfield, Joan Liftin, Reagan Louie, Danny Ly...

Culture Arts et Langues, Galabia galerie d'art: Life Drawing the Female Nude: One week of demonstrations and tutored classes in the Bugey region of south-east France
Course dates: August 27th to September 1st.
Arrive Sunday (27/8/00) 16H to 18H,
reception at 19H followed by dinner.
Daily Routine: Monday-Friday
depart Friday (1/9/00) 16H
(participants can arrange individually with the...

ZONE: Chelsea, Center for the Arts: Molly Davies: Retrospective of Video Installation Works
Ms. Davies work explores movement of the performing body and film, distilling the everyday to suggest undercurrents of desire, isolation and joy.  Juxtaposing images to create layers of meaning, her work immerses the viewer into striking, poetic w...

Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art: Nedko Solakov: A 12 1/3 (and even more) Year Survey
Conceived as an artistic itinerary leading from one piece to the next, this show will be the first to present side by side most of Nedko Solakov's major works - including New Noah's Ark (1992), The Truth (The Earth is Plane, the World is Flat) (19...

Malmo Konsthall: Susan Philipsz: Stay with Me
Philipsz uses known songs, music and film themes to capture her audience between the public and the private and to take us on a journey into our own memory. She draws inspiration from literature and music, and has, for instance, rerecorded Davi...

Museum of Fine Arts, Basel: The House for Cubism: The Raoul La Roche Collection
Raoul La Roche, born in Basel in 1889, went to Paris as a young banker in 1911. There he cultivated close contact with his compatriots, including the architect from La Chaux-de-Fonds, Charles-Edou...

Atlanta College of Art, Woodruff Arts Center: Mélik Ohanian: You're mY destinY
Ohanian's oeuvre includes Island of an Island, a project on chance and encounter. While searching the internet for virgin territory, seeking places without national or cultural identity, Ohanian stumbled on the island of Surtsey, near Iceland, ...

Photographer's Gallery: Erwin Wurm: No 5 and No 8 Great Newport Street
Wurm's sculptures are wrought from the human body choreographed into absurd, witty and often perilous, relationships with objects of everyday life - vegetables, crockery, chairs, cardboard boxes, brooms, balls, and bicycles. Riven with a se...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Recent Work by Wang Du
Wang refers to his monumental sculptures and installations as “three dimensional images.” Wang’s subjects are cropped just as glossy graphic imagery and front-page photos are cut off by their frames. Pieces faithfully simulate the exaggerated one...

Gallery at Willesden Green: Individual Universes: A Group Exhibition by London Artists
Justin Young, a musician as well as an artist, his practice explores the various ways that sound and music informs the moods and awareness of the individual. His explorations range from how sound can dictate a narrative onto unrelated imagery, to ...

Center for Creative Photography: Our Quarter Century: The University of Arizona's Center For Creative Photography Turns Twenty-Five
The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona, a world-renowned museum and research institution dedicated to photography as an art form and cultural record, is commemorating its 25th Anniversary with special exhibitions,...

State Hermitage Museum: Louise Bourgeois: First Major Exhibition of a Living American Artist Within the Walls of the Winter Palace
These works reveal the enormous emotional charge Bourgeois gives her creations. An installation of the Insomnia Drawings, on loan from the Daros Foundation in Switzerland, be seen in a room of the second floor of the museum. The courtyard of the H...

Ketterer Kunst: And the Moral of the Story...Lovis Corinth's Lithographs Depicting the Fable of Reinecke Fuchs are the Highlights of the Auction - Modern Art on Paper
Very colourful is a Komposition mit Figurengruppe (Composition with a group of figures) by Adolf Hölzel, which is depicted on the cover of the catalogue. The pastel by the teacher of important artists such as Willy Baumeister, Oskar Schlemmer and ...

MASS MoCA: Largest Gallery to Re-Open with an Installation by Ann Hamilton
“Ann is probably the best known maker of site-specific installations in this country, if not the world,” said Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA. “Being in one of her evocative installations engages all the senses: they are experiential, immer...

Targetti Art Light Collection: Call to Artists: SECOND EDITION OF THE TARGETTI ART LIGHT AWARD DEDICATED TO YOUNG ARTISTS
ART. 3 ART WORKS

All works of art must be unpublished (meaning neither previously exhibited at shows nor published in printed editions). Artificial light must be used as the essential component of the work and every type of lighting tech...
Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Exhibitions of Work by Meschac Gaba, Mona Marzouk, Kim Sooja, Kirstin Stoltmann, Peter Bonde, Surasi Kusolwong, Joana HadjiThomas and Khalil Joreige
Gallery One
Meschac GABA Originally from the West African nation of Benin and now residing in Amsterdam, Meschac Gaba (born 1961, Cotonou) creates art that comments on various post-colonial issues, including European‚s plagiarism of...

Kimbell Art Museum: Gauguin and Impressionism
The exhibition and its scholarly catalogue deal with the full range of the artist’s participation in the Impressionist movement:  the paintings he submitted to the Impressionist exhibitions, the ways in which his extensive private collection inspi...

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art: Sculpture Now: Works by Seven Contemporary Artists
"Some want to provoke, others want to communicate something very personal. Some see technology as their friend, others see current consumerism, including technology, as toxic. Some want to engage all your senses, others want to make you a little u...

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