Talk by Philip Gefter, author, photo historian, and former New York Times photography writer.
Philip Gefter, author, photo historian, and former New York Times photography critic.
Samuel Wagstaff Jr. was a groundbreaking curator and collector whose large photography collection was purchased by J. Paul Getty Museum in 1984. This lecture will trace the course Wagstaff took from organizing the first museum show of minimalist work, Black, White, and Gray, at the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1964 to his abrupt turn to photography in 1973, facilitated by his meeting and falling in love with Robert Mapplethorpe.
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