Don't miss this! I flew to Columbus, Ohio from California to view renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz's complete "Master Set" and other photographs from her diverse and broad range of work and I am glad I did.
More than 200 of her photographs are on view now through December 30, 2012 at the Wexner Center for the Arts on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio.
Annie Leibovitz is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Wexner Prize which recognizes an artist whose work reflects exceptional innovation and the highest standards of artistic quality and integrity.
I've visited exhibitions at many of the greatest museums in Europe, Asia and in the U.S., and the Annie Leibovitz exhibition ranks right up there with the best. The Wexner Center for the Arts is the first institution to be able to exhibit the complete "Master Set" which is a collection of 156 photographs personally selected by Annie Leibovitz.
The exhibition shows photographs spanning 40 years of Ms. Leibovitz' extraordinary career. The from early years as the Chief Photographer of Rolling Stone, to portraits of celebrities and notable people of the past spanning 40 years from Muhammad Ali, to President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth.
includes photographs from her recent book "Pilgrimage," a project featuring interiors, landscapes and talismanic objects attached to historical figures including Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elvis Presley, Georgia O'Keefe, and Emily Dickinson, among others.
On November 9, I joined nearly 2,000 others to attend a conversation on stage between Annie Leibovitz and Rolling Stone's co-founder, publisher, and editor Jann S. Wenner at the Wexner Center for the Arts Mershon Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.
Their collaboration at Rolling Stone in the 1970s is legendary. Their subsequent—and independent—roles are also legendary as interpreters and shapers of the social, cultural, and political history of America.