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Shadowgraphs : photographic portraits by Len Lye

Author: Len Lye; Christina Barton; Laura Preston; Adam Art Gallery.
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Adam Art Gallety, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In 1947, while resident in New York, the New Zealand-born artist Len Lye made about 48 cameraless photographic portraits of friends and acquaintances ... Lye's subjects included notable artists such as Joan Miro, Hans Richter and Georgia O'Keefe, the architect Le Corbusier, the jazz musician Baby Dodds, the scientist Nina Bull, and the writer W.H. Auden. But they also included a baby and a young woman who remain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Len Lye; Len Lye
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Len Lye; Christina Barton; Laura Preston; Adam Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9781877309250 1877309257
OCLC Number: 766272020
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition: Shadowgraphs : photographic portrait by Len Lye, Adam Art Gallery, Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington, 19 Nov.-18 Dec. 2011.
Description: 40 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Geoffrey Batchen --
Real life postcard / Deidra Sullivan --
Vision in motion / Talei Langley --
Self-planting at night / Emily Robinson --
Baby Dodds / Gaylene Waldren --
Georgia O'Keeffe / Emily Gilmore --
W.H. Auden (but who is worthy) / Rebecca Loud --
Althea (with lace) / Elizabeth Laing --
List of works.
Responsibility: [director, Christina Barton ; curator, Laura Preston].

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"In 1947, while resident in New York, the New Zealand-born artist Len Lye made about 48 cameraless photographic portraits of friends and acquaintances ... Lye's subjects included notable artists such as Joan Miro, Hans Richter and Georgia O'Keefe, the architect Le Corbusier, the jazz musician Baby Dodds, the scientist Nina Bull, and the writer W.H. Auden. But they also included a baby and a young woman who remain unnamed, Lye's new partner Ann Hindle, and Albert Bishop, a plumber who had come to do some repairs ... This exhibition presents 26 of these profile portraits ..."--Introduction.

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