Joel-Peter Witkin exposition 1991 galerie Baudoin Lebon

Joel-Peter Witkin (American, born 1939)
These works were exhibited at the galerie Baudoin Lebon

Ces oeuvres ont été exposées à la galerie Baudoin Lebon (Paris 1991)

Texte en français et anglais. 58 pages (21 x 15,7 cm). 
Pages non coupées imprimées sur la face extérieure. 
1 ère édition. 
Editeur. ©baudoin lebon, 1991

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Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin (born September 13, 1939) is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, intersex persons, and physically deformed people. Witkin's complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or classical paintings.  
 Witkin was born to a Jewish father and Roman Catholic mother. His twin brother, Jerome Witkin. and son Kersen Witkin, are also painters. Witkin's parents divorced when he was young because they were unable to overcome their religious differences[citation needed]. He attended grammar school at Saint Cecelia's in Brooklyn and went on to Grover Cleveland High School. In 1961 Witkin enlisted in the United States Army with the intention of capturing war photography during the Vietnam war. However, due to scheduling conflicts, Witkin never saw combat in Vietnam. Witkin spent his military time at Fort Hood, Texas, and was mostly in charge of Public Information and classified photos.[3] In 1967, he became the official photographer for City Walls Inc. He attended Cooper Union in New York, where he studied sculpture, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. Columbia University granted him a scholarship for graduate school, but his Master of Fine Arts degree is from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Joel-Peter Witkin (né le 13 septembre 1939 à Brooklyn, New York) est un photographe américain. Il vit et travaille à Albuquerque (Nouveau-Mexique).
 Né à Brooklyn de père juif et de mère catholique1, Witkin est témoin à l'âge de six ans d'un accident de voiture prémonitoire de son univers photographique : la tête coupée d'une petite fille roule à ses pieds. Dès l'âge de 16 ans, Witkin prend en photo des personnes au physique hors-normes. Il étudie la sculpture et obtient une licence de beaux-arts en 1974. Après son installation à Albuquerque, il fait une thèse sur la photographie et enseigne à l'université2. Il commence à exposer en 1969.

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