We are pleased to announce the New York launch of our latest title in the One Work series, Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens by Saul Anton, at Cabinet on Wednesday 23 September. To mark the occasion, Anton will give a talk, followed by Q&A and drinks.
Lee Friedlander’s The Little Screens first appeared as a 1963 picture essay in Harper’s Bazaar, with commentary by Walker Evans. Six untitled photographs show television screens broadcasting glowing images of faces and figures into unoccupied rooms in homes and motels across America. Between 1963 and 1969 the series grew but was not brought together in full until a 2001 exhibition at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. In his book, Anton argues that The Little Screens ‘operate both as a collection and much like a single photographic work conceived as open-ended, potentially infinite’. Marking the historical intersection of modern art and photography at the moment when television came into its own, Friedlander’s images reflect the competing logics of the museum, print and electronic media, and anticipate the issues that have emerged in a world of ubiquitous ‘little screens’.
Saul Anton has written for magazines such as Afterall, Artforum, Frieze and Parkett and is the author of the critical fiction entitled Warhol’s Dream (JRP | Ringier and Les Presses du Réel, 2007). He holds a doctorate in literature from Princeton University, and has taught at numerous institutions, including Princeton; Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia; New York University; and the Pratt Institute, New York.
Book Launch and Talk: ‘Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens’ by Saul Anton
Wednesday 23 September 2015, 19:00–21:00
300 Nevins Street
(map and directions here)
This event is free and booking is not necessary. For further details, please see Cabinet’s website.