ANTHONY FRIEDKIN (*1949, USA) Woman by the Pool, Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A. 1975 Silver Gelatin Print, later print Image 30 x 45 cm (11 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.) Sheet 40.6 x 5
© ANTHONY FRIEDKIN (*1949, USA)
Breaking Wave, Venice Beach, California, U.S.A. 1978
Silver gelatin print, later print
Image 30.3 x 45.9 cm (11 7/8 x 18 1/8 in.)
Sheet 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
Edition of 25; Ed. no. 22/25
Anthony Friedkin's philosophy of picture-making builds squarely on the tradition established by the originator of the "decisive moment" in photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Although separated by language, culture and at least four decades in age, both men share an insatiable joy of looking. Cartier-Bresson's approach to the medium provides an apposite pathway into Friedkin's visual world: "To take photographs is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge in the face of a fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
– Julian Cox, senior Curator of Photography, Fine Arts Museums San Francisco
The exhibition will be on view from the 8th of March through October 2017 at Art Space Au Premier at the Main Train Station in Zurich.