Exhibitions/ Art Object

American Surfaces

Artist:
Stephen Shore (American, born 1947)
Date:
March 1972 – February 1973
Medium:
Chromogenic prints
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Weston J. Naef, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.602.1–.229
Rights and Reproduction:
© Stephen Shore
Not on view
As a teenager in the 1960s, Shore was one of two in-house photographers at Andy Warhol’s Factory. During his first cross-country photographic road trip, Shore adopted the catholic approach of his mentor, accepting into his art everything that came along—what he ate, the rest stops he visited, the people he met. He then processed his color film as “drugstore prints”, the imprecise, colloquial term for the kind of amateur non-specialized snapshots that filled family photo albums. The entire series of 229 prints was shown for the first time in 1974 and acquired by the Metropolitan from that exhibition.
Weston J. Naef

Shore, Stephen. American Surfaces. New York: Phaidon Press, 2005.



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