Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2016

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bergamot Station

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Photography and Film Visionary Robert Frank Continues US Exhibition Tour with UCLA at LA’s Bergamot Station

Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2016

March 31- April 15, 2016
Bergamot Station / University of California, Los Angeles College and Department of Art History

Opening Reception March 31, 2016 from 7-9pm

Brief presentation by Gerhard Steidl, introduction by Richard Ehrlich

Robert Frank is considered the inventor of street photography. Conceived by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl, this exhibition shows Frank’s work in photos, books and films. The form of presentation is as simple as can be: Frank’s images are printed on sheets of newsprint and hung directly on the wall. In addition, Frank’s films are shown which are so often overshadowed by his photographic work. When the show is over, the images are going to be completely destroyed. When this idea for an exhibition first reached Frank in his small, crooked house in the Canadian village of Mabou, he said: “Cheap, quick, and dirty, that’s how I like it!”

The exhibition’s next venues will be Appenzell, Switzerland and Tokyo, Japan before continuing to visit about 40 additional cities around the globe in 2017.

Robert Frank: Books and Films 1947–2016 at Bergamot Station is realized by Steidl in conjunction with UCLA College. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Steve Tisch Foundation and Shoshana and Wayne Blank.

Complete Films Screening, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday 11am – 5:30pm. Bergamot Station is CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays.




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