Only world stop for Annie Leibovitz exhibition : Columbus Ohio

Wexner Center to be exhibition’s only stop


The Wexner Center for the Arts will devote its
entire gallery space to a major presentation of work by photographer Annie
Leibovitz from  Sept. 20  through Dec. 30,
2012. ”Annie Leibovitz,”
organized by the Wexner Center, will feature more than 200 photographs.  The bulk of the exhibition comes from
“Master Set,” an authoritative edition of 156 of her images.  Leibovitz personally selected and
oversaw the printing of the limited edition, large archival pigment prints.
 A special lobby display will
feature portraits and related working prints by Leibovitz of artists who have
appeared at The Wex over the years, some of whom are Wexner Prize
recipients. 

 

A special travel getaway package
featuring the exhibition is available throughout the run of the show. Starting
at $259, the “Annie Leibovitz” travel package
includes:

  • First-class
    accommodations at the design-centric
    The Lofts Hotel
  • Two Tickets to
    Wexner Center for the Arts for the “Annie Leibovitz”
    exhibition
  • Valet parking
  • $25 dining
    gift card, valid at one of 14 Arena District venues
  • Two standard
    movie passes to the award-winning Arena Grand Movie
    Theatre
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast buffet at Max & Erma’s
    Restaurant
  • Package
    reservations are made at
    www.55lofts.com or (614) 461-2642  

 

The Wexner Center is the first institution in the world to have the
opportunity to exhibit them “Master Set” as a whole.  The presentation will be augmented by
work from “Pilgrimage,” a project featuring a series of photographs of
interiors, landscapes and talismanic objects attached to historical
figures—Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Georgia O’Keeffe,
Annie Oakley, and Elvis Presley, among others. “Pilgrimage” was organized by the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

 

“Annie Leibovitz” is organized by Bill Horrigan,
Wexner Center’s curator-at-large, in collaboration with Jill
Davis, director of exhibitions management. Both worked closely with Liebovitz
and her studio to conceive this unique presentation.  A printed gallery guide will accompany
the exhibition.

 

Annie Leibovitz began her career in
1970 as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone magazine, while she was a student at
the San Francisco Art Institute.  In
1983, she joined the staff of the revived Vanity Fair and was established as the
foremost rock music photographer and an astute documentarian of the social
landscape. At Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she developed a large body of
work that expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life.  

 

Leibovitz has had unique access to many of the most
notable figures of our time. She has photographed
U.S. presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama as
well as hundreds of athletes, actors, artists, dancers, musicians, fashion
designers, scientists and business leaders. She also has created several
influential advertising campaigns, including her award-winning portraits for
American Express and the Gap.  By no
means are all of Leibovitz’s subjects famous.  In special projects that became books on
women and music, she brought her approach to portraiture to figures who might
not necessarily be featured in a magazine. Leibovitz has been designated a
Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She lives in
New
York with her
three children, Sarah, Susan and Samuelle.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION: “Annie Leibovitz” will be on
view Sept. 22–Dec. 30, 2012 at the Wexner Center for the Arts,
1871 N. High
St. (at
15th
Ave.) on
the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Wednesday and Sunday
11 am–6
pm; Thursday–Saturday
11 am–8
pm; closed Mondays.
Admission is $8 for adults (18–64); $6 for senior citizens (65 or older); free
to all Thursdays, 4 – 8 pm and the first Sunday of the month. Details and
tickets at wexarts.org.  Travel packages are available via www.55lofts.com or (614) 461-2642.  

 

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