Vivian Maier: The color works
The Arlington Museum of Art is proud to announce its next exhibition, Vivian Miaer: The Color Work. This will be the AMA’s second exhibition featuring Maier’s famed photography. The AMA will also feature an exhibition of works from the Texas Photographic Society in its Rooftop Gallery.
Vivian Maier (1926- 2009) is an artist veiled by mystery. She spent forty years working as a nanny in Chicago, all the while she shot over 100,000 captivating images. Her works were not discovered by the public until after her death when historian John Maloof purchased two abandoned storage lockers at a warehouse auction and found himself in possession of thousands of negatives, slides and prints. Maier’s work has since been exhibited in galleries and museums and featured in magazines and newspapers all over the world.
Dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, Vivian Maier: The Color Work captures the street life of Chicago and New York, and includes a number of the artist’s enigmatic self-portraits. Maier’s color work was made during the last 30 years of her life when she began to work with a 35-millimetre camera during which time she produced roughly 40,000 Ektachrome color slides. This exhibition is the largest and most highly curated collection of Maier’s full-color photographs to date.