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Lee Friedlander Art

American, b. 1934

Lee Friedlander is best known for his street photographs that came to define a new style of documentary photography in the 1960s. He was equally committed to his Nudes series which he photographed over twelve years, beginning in the late 1970s. While the nude is the most classical of subjects, Friedlander’s depictions are anything but, presenting us with figures not from the canon of art history but contemporary culture. These women are not idealized nor glamorized but are the real bodies of everyday people. Indeed, after finding models through his network of friends, photographers and even ad postings, he visited them at their homes and photographed them in their beds, among their possessions. This heightened their sense of comfort and ultimately the viewers’ sense of intimacy with the subjects. One such model was Madonna, who posed for Friedlander from 1979–80, just a few years before the release of her first album in 1983. At the time, Madonna was a dancer in New York City, struggling to make ends meet through modeling and small roles in low-budget films. It is believed that she was paid $25 for the sittings. As her fame skyrocketed over the years, these images remain emblematic of her early career, before she would hone the public image for which she is known.

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Galveston (Texas young woman portrait)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Hudson, NY
Lee Friedlander (b.1934). Galveston, 1975. Gelatin silver print, 8 1/8 x 12 1/8 inches (image); 11 x 14 inches (sheet). Measures 16.5 x 20 inches framed. Excellent condition with no ...
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1970s American Realist Lee Friedlander Art

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Silver Gelatin

Nude (Madonna)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Lee Friedlander (1934) Title: Nude (Madonna) Year: 1979, printed by the photographer later. Medium: Silver Gelatin Print Size: 12 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches Condition: Excellent Insc...
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1970s Realist Lee Friedlander Art

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Silver Gelatin

Lake Louise, Silver Gelatin Photograph by Lee Friedlander
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Lee Friedlander, American (1934 - ) Title: Lake Louise Year: 2001, Printed 2002 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print, Signed in pencil verso Size: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm) Frame...
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Early 2000s American Modern Lee Friedlander Art

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Silver Gelatin

Tarrytown, Silver Gelatin Photograph by Lee Friedlander
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Lee Friedlander, American (1934 - ) Title: Tarrytown Year: 2001, Printed 2002 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print, Signed in pencil verso Size: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm) Frame S...
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Early 2000s American Modern Lee Friedlander Art

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Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Kennedy)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
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1960s Post-Modern Lee Friedlander Art

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Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Reflection with Vehicles)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
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1960s Post-Modern Lee Friedlander Art

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Etching, Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Chicago street corner)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Lee Friedlander Art

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Etching, Silver Gelatin

Untitled (Empty Storefront)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
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1960s Post-Modern Lee Friedlander Art

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Etching, Silver Gelatin

Untitled (street corner)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75). Paper...
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1960s Post-Modern Lee Friedlander Art

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Etching, Silver Gelatin

Untitled (firemen and chair)
By Lee Friedlander
Located in Dallas, TX
Jim Dine and Lee Friedlander From the Portfolio: Photographs and Etchings Lee Friedlander & Jim Dine, published by Petersberg Press 1969 Signed and numbered (Edition of 20/75) Paper ...
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1960s Post-Modern Lee Friedlander Art

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Silver Gelatin

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