Sunday, April 17, 2011


Lewis Baltz, construction detail, East Wall, Xerox, 1821 Dyer Road, Santa Ana, from The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California.

If you happen to be in New York this coming Thursday night there is an opening at the Yancey Richardson Gallery. Baltz, Becher, Ruscha, all highly influential conceptual photographers who each in their own way looked at the man-altered landscape in the 1960's and 1970's. A shared preoccupation with topographic and a stylistic anonymity characterize their works as well as conceptual formalism and a deadpan way of documenting the landscape. It doesn't get better than this.

Bernd and Hilla Becher, industrial facades

Ed Ruscha, gas station on Route 66, from 'Twenty Six Gasoline Stations', 1962

1 comment:

Mark said...

If you are interested, Ruscha’s “Real Estate Opportunities” from 1970 is up for auction.