In Memoriam: Toni Morrison, 1931-2019
Robert McCurdy begins his painted portraits with one photograph selected from hundreds made during a meeting with his subject, asking that person to assume no expression and to make no gestures. He seeks an image that has no implied past or future but exists in the eternal present. McCurdy's goal is to provide a neutral environment in order to maximize the highly personal nature of the encounter between subject and viewer.
August 06, 2019
January 31, 2020
National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Washington, District of Columbia United States
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