Gallery hopping with Stephen Shore
Half a century on from meeting Warhol, the fine-art photographer still knows what’s hot
The New York fine-art photographer Stephen Shore first met Andy Warhol in 1965 at the tender age of 17. That friendship changed Shore’s life, affording him access to Warhol’s inner circle, who were then at the centre of the city’s art world.
Half a century on, and Shore remains just as committed to contemporary art, as many of his 85,200 Instagram followers will know. Although the photographer lives outside the city these days, he maintains a strong interest in the work shown within New York’s galleries, and regularly documents some of the finest works currently on display.
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Mastermind, a new magazine published in Paris, includes a portfolio of photographs by Stephen Shore, shot in Washington, D.C., in October 2016.
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A Look Back
A STEPHEN SHORE SHOT
ON LOU REED’S BIRTHDAY
Lou would have been 75 today: Check out Stephen Shore’s photographs of of him back in the day
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Stephen Shore shoots The Women’s March
“Shore has taken to Instagram to share his photographs of the Women’s March on New York. He’s only posted a handful of images, yet they’re a crisp selection, quite evocative of his specific time and place. You could view the shots as a political statement, yet they’re equally evocative of a moment in time, and, in years to come, viewers may well be as fascinated by the look of the day as the message of the day.”
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Museum of Modern Art Announces:
Stephen Shore Retrospective
November 19, 2017–Spring 2018
“This is the first U.S. survey to encompass Stephen Shore’s career in photography, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms. This major exhibition tracks the artist from his wunderkind beginnings—works made when he was just 14 years old were acquired by Edward Steichen, the Director of the Department of Photography at MoMA, and he had a solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was 24 years old—through his continual, restless interrogation of image making. The exhibition will include hundreds of photographic works, along with additional materials including books, ephemera, and objects.”
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Stephen Shore is excited to share a sneak peek at his upcoming publication:
Cover proof of “Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973-1981″, to be published by Aperture this spring. The book will contain 150 pictures from ’73-’81 not included in “Uncommon Places”. Texts and image selections by Wes Anderson, Quentin Bajac, David Campany, Paul Graham, Guido Guidi, Takashi Homma, An-My Lê, Michael Lesy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Francine Prose, Ed Ruscha, Britt Salvesen, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, and Lynne Tillman.
Go Inside Andy Warhol’s Factory with Photographer Stephen Shore
Miss Rosen, at Crave Magazine, reviews Stephen Shore’s recent book, Factory: Andy Warhol, published by Phaidon:
“Shore was just 17 years old when he first stepped foot in the joint, spending two years taking photographs and discovering a new way of life. He recalls, “It had an incredible effect on me… The photography world as very different than. What I had been exposed to was largely what I think of as ‘camera club’ mentality… I’d started to be educated in a different way….Every day I watched an artist working… I started to become aware of decision-making. That’s the most important thing. The second was, Warhol working in a serial vein, and I began to think about images, about serial projects….”
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Andy Warhol’s infamous Factory through the eyes of a teenage photographer
“…I’d been doing photography for a long time by that point, but I had always done it in an untutored way. For reasons of my youth, and reasons of the lack of intensity of critical discourse around photography at that time, I think I was still very naive.
I saw Andy making aesthetic decisions; it wasn’t anything he ever said to me. I saw these decisions happening over and over again. It awakened my sense of aesthetic thought. It had to do more with the framework that the work was seen in.
…By the end of my stay at the Factory, I found that just my contact with, and observation of, Andy led me to think differently about my function as an artist. I became more aware of what I was doing.”
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REVIEW: Factory Andy Warhol by Stephen Shore
By Erica McGrath
“…by the age of 17 (Stephen Shore) had dropped out of high school and became a regular photographing at Warhol’s infamous New York City studio, The Factory. The influential 60’s studio housed a uniquely diverse set of artists, musicians, writers, actors, and actresses all brought together by Warhol and documented by Shore. In Factory: Andy Warhol, published by Phaidon, Shore expands on his first book about The Factory, The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965–67, releasing dozens of never before seen intimate photographs and- for the first time published- contact sheets of his time spent at The Factory. The photographs are juxtaposed with first hand accounts from Factory members recounting their unique and ostentatious experiences of their time with Warhol and The Factory culture.”
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