Collection Artwork
Garry Winogrand (New York, New York, 1928 – 1984, Tijuana, Mexico)
Peace Demonstration, Central Park, New York
1969, printed 1984
gelatin silver print
paper size: 14 x 17 in.
image size: 10 5/8 x 15 7/8 in.
frame size: 18 5/8 x 24 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed in Central Park, New York, New York, United States, North America
Stamped in black ink, verso, lower left corner: FROM THE ESTATE OF / G.W. / GARRY WINOGRAND [in two concentric circles]
Stamped in black ink, verso, lower right corner: [in rectangle] Printed by or under the supervision of Garry Winogrand. / Copyright [copyright symbol] 1984, The Estate of Garry Winogrand. / All rights reserved. / Executor Eileen Adele Hale [name signed in pencil; underlined]
Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower right corner: GW6.601.Y

Installation views

Object Label

Protest happens in big and small ways all over the world. People gather to march with signs and slogans, stage sit-ins, and rally for common causes. Photographers bear witness to these events, documenting that they occurred, and in distributing the images, countless others bear witness, too.

In Rirkrit Tiravanija’s drawings (copied from photographs by other artists) he removes context about the scene’s place, time, and purpose, questioning how we view such imagery. With so many events and atrocities vying for our attention, how do we focus on, understand, or remember? Once we visually testify to an event, what happens next?

From the exhibition: Give a damn. (June 30 – September 30, 2018)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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