Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Vision To Visuals: Full Circle
Serendipity brought William John Kennedy’s 50-year-old images back to Duggal
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Warhol Holding Marilyn Acetate II
Robert Indiana Holding Love
Warhol with Self-Portrait SB, Factory Fire Escape II
It's crazy indeed for me that we would work on the same project nearly five decades later. In addition to the great excitement of working on this rare project, I feel a deep pride for having built a company that has stayed connected with its original love and commitment to photography by maintaining a full traditional photography printing photo lab while expanding into a 250-plus-employee visual solutions company. We've printed all of the black-and-white images from the Kennedy archive directly from the original negatives as silver-gelatin prints. This collection of photographs, now part of a museum-style, curated exhibition, has traveled to select cities over the past 14 months; the New York City premiere marks the reali-zation of a lifelong dream for the 82-year-old Kennedy and an important milestone for this exhibition.
Warhol famously said that, in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. With these exceptional photographs of Warhol and Indiana, which are works of art in themselves, Kennedy has gone beyond his 15 minutes and secured permanent fame in the chronicles of art history for providing us a completely new perspective on two American artists with whom we grew up and still admire today.
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