Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Young Artists: Take Heart

Leonard Nimoy in front of some of his portraits

Leonard Nimoy, who is famous for other things as well, will be opening his "first solo photography show at a major museum," this week, according to the NYT.

Mr. Nimoy is 79.

(Maybe if you're a really young artist, this is more dis- than encouraging? Hope not!)

LOL @ Teh Purist:

... and in the early 70’s he studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, with Robert Heinecken, a conceptual photographer so rigorous, Mr. Nimoy said recently, that he thought if you happened to see a body falling from the sky, you would be wrong to take a picture of it unless you were already embarked on a study of objects moving through space. Anything else was mere photojournalism.

Anyway, the show will be at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Here's what they say about it:

Secret Selves Exhibition Opening

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 4:00 pm
Courtyard A
for MEMBERS only

Be the first to see Leonard Nimoy's first major museum exhibition, Secret Selves. This special opening reception is available only to MASS MoCA members and invited guests. Not-yet-members may join at anytime and attend the opening and see the exhibition on Saturday. The exhibition is open to the general public on Sunday, August 1 at 10 AM.


[Update] Western Mass gossip: Our agent at Jacob's Pillow advises Nimoy was in attendance this past weekend. Sadly, our agent was caught in a transporter beam, and so therefore was unable to deliver the greeting.

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