Friday, November 15, 2013

ACQUISITION: Lyle Ashton Harris

Lyle Ashton Harris (left) and Greg Miller (right) in front of Harris' "The Watering Hole IX 5/6", 1996 Installation view at CRG Gallery, New York, Art Basel 2012, Miami. Photograph by Katy Hamer, 2012 via
MoMA acquires definitive work by established art photographer

From email blast by Lyle Ashton Harris, November 4, 2013:

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to share with you that the Museum of Modern Art has just acquired The Watering Hole (1996), a suite of nine 30”x 40” photomontages.

These works were featured by CRG Gallery at Miami Basel last December 2012. Though individual works from this series have been included in several international group exhibitions, this was the first time these works have been exhibited in their entirety since their premiere at Jack Tilton Gallery in 1996. 

It has become increasingly clear how central this work is to my overall practice and oeuvre, combining self-portraiture, collage, the personal and the political, as well as engaging with the medium of photography in ways that I continue to explore and expand upon in my latest work.

Many thanks to Aggie Gund, Roxana Marcoci, Glenn Lowry and CRG Gallery for their combined efforts in making this possible.

I greatly appreciate your interest in and support of my work over the years.

Warm regards,


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