Architecture, Sculpture & Performance: American Modernist Photos

Spanning 1946-1976, our selection of American Modernist photographs captures significant 20th-century artists and their work. The exhibition begins with Pedro E Guerrero's photos of Frank Lloyd Wright and his famous buildings, both interiors and exteriors. Guerrero had exclusive access to Wright as his personal photographer for the last 20 years of his life. One depiction of the fastidious architect at work shows the construction of his dessert home, Taliesen West, Wright in a three piece suit. Through Wright Guerrero met and did portraits of Alexander Calder, who can be seen here painting mobiles and home with his grandchild. Finally, Peter J. Moore documented performance art in New York throughout the 1960s, and here we present his pictures of the temporal work of Jim Dine, Robert Morris and Robert Whitman. 

Sometimes we feature the backs of the photographs, so that viewers may see the artist's stamp and signature. 

Guerrero, Pedro E
Frank Lloyd Wright Sharpening a Pencil, Taliesin West
Gelatine silver print.
Size of sheet: 35 x 27.3.
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Guerrero, Pedro E
Frank Lloyd Wright Sharpening a Pencil Looking Up, Taliesin West
Gelatine silver print.
Size of sheet: 43.2 x 35.2 cm.
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Guerrero, Pedro E
Repairs at Taliesin West
Gelatine silver print
Size of sheet: 35.5 x 42.7 cm
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Guerrero, Pedro E
Arch Oboler Studio, Malibu, California
Gelatine silver print.
42.7 x 35.5 cm.
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Guerrero, Pedro E
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Florida Southern College
Gelatine silver print.
Size of sheet: 42.7 x 35.5 cm.
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Guerrero, Pedro E
Frank Lloyd Wright at the Reisleys
Size of sheet: 35.5 x 42.7 cm.
Size of sheet: 35.5 x 42.7 cm.
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Guerrero, Pedro E
Frank Lloyd Wright Overseeing the Haying in at Hillside Taliesen
Gelatine silver print.
Size of sheet: 42.7 x 35.5 cm.
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Guerrero, Pedro E
Taliesen, Wisconsin
Gelatine silver print.
Size of sheet: 42.7 x 35.5.
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