Hans Namuth: Portraits, which profiles artists in the fields of music, architecture, painting, sculpture, fiction, dance, and more. (Left: Elaine and Willem de Kooning, 1953)
|Louise Nevelson, 1977 (All images copyright by the estate of Hans Namuth)|
|This one perfectly captures the whimsy of Saul Steinberg.|
|Julian Schnabel, 1981|
Below, a seated Jerome Robbins remains lithe, poised for movement.
"Namuth was to artists what Audubon was to birds. In his portraits, he included the objects that would help classify them -- the paintings they made, the paint tubes they used, the studios they worked in, the things they lived with. But unlike Audubon, who stuffed his birds before drawing them, Namuth caught the interaction between himself and his subjects. The portraits in this exhibition reveal how comfortable, or not, these creatures were at the moment they were shot."—Sarah Boxer, New York Times
Below: Paul and Julia Child, Stephen Sondheim, John Steinbeck, and Jackson Pollock