Friday, May 23, 2008

Philip-Loroca diCorcia

Philip-Loroca diCorcia. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Press Release. 05.23.08. 
excerpted text:

"This exhibition features works from his key series of the past twenty years including Hustlers, Streetwork, Heads, and Lucky 13. His merging of a high degree of photographic preconception with the happenstance of street casting has become an influential mode of contemporary practice and secured diCorcia's place in photography's pantheon. For example, in his series Hustlers (1990–92), diCorcia selected locations along Santa Monica Boulevard, typically at twilight or night. The artist would then cast hustlers on the streets around him as his subjects. LACMA's exhibition is the first showing of a powerful installation of 1,000 of the artist's Polaroid photographs, titled Thousand."

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