history of art is a chronicle of both relationships and artworks—here
presented together in a collection of photographs. I intend these
prints to be shown in sequences in which one artist’s work
refers to another artist who then refers to another and so on,
thereby describing a network of connections.
in the following sequences to see large images,
titles, a guide, and a list of
institutions that have accessioned sets of these photographs:
Ray – Charlotte Moorman
Duchamp – Yves Tanguy
Ray – Barbara Morgan
Schwitters – Alberto
Johns – Jean Tinguely
Grooms – Don Celender
interest in photographing artworks in which one artist refers to
became an ongoing project when I noticed that the art I loved
and had been photographing in museums and galleries was often about
connections among artists. Such artworks are not common, especially
ones that can be photographed well. On a typical visit to a museum
I may find one or two potential subjects but often find none.
Visualizing connections among artists has been a fascinating pursuit.
I think of each connection
as part of an alternate history of art—built on relationships
and reference rather than on chronology and influence. This is
for me a photographic romance with art and artists, so it is
essential that my prints are as beautiful
and engaging as I can make them.