Friday, June 26, 2009

Ooh, ooh! Robert Frank at MOCA

Work, work, work - Frank took over 28,000 shots over two years of road trips only to select 83 for publication in The Americans. You thought this photography thing was easy?

The book was published 50 years ago and remains one of the greats in the medium's history. Photos from The Americans are now on view at MOCA downtown (good thing it's still around, right?)

No, wait! - not just photos but the only complete collection on the West coast selected by Frank for the book and in the order in which they appear (courtesy of the Parsons foundation, credit where credit is due)!

Holy Moly.

Ah, and remember, MOCA is free on Thursday evenings, thanks to Wells Fargo; bless `em for doing that in this day in age.

On view through Oct. 19

UPDATE: Since I don't by any means want to be so LA-centric, I should mention that the same photos in the same order are being shown at SFMOMA through August 23. SFMOMA's pretty amazing, by the way.


Anonymous said...

The Americans is also on display at SFMoma until August, for those of you who are in the Bay Area.

Patrick Romero said...

awesome! didn't know this was coming to LA. i'm there this weekend..thanks for the tip!

J. Wesley Brown said...

Yep, I thought it was only up in the Bay Area too and was pleasantly surprised. I should have mentioned SFMOMA's show...