In the Company of Artists opened at the DIA yesterday and the de Salle gallery saw a veritable a-list of Detroit-area photo legends taking in the exhibition. Bill Rauhauser was one of the first into the gallery where a number of his own portraits of artists are on view including a very dapper self portrait by Bill from the 1950s.
Bill Rauhauser, Self Portrait, ca. 1950s (printed in 2008); gelatin silver print. Gift of Bill Rauhauser in memory of Doris Rauhauser. © Bill Rauhauser.
Oakland Community College photo guru Rob Kangas was on hand to see the exhibition along with Michelle Andonian and legendary architectural photographer Balthazar Korab. Our general public seemed to enjoy the exhibition as well – the first permanent collection exhibition to grace the galleries in nearly seven years!
A new exhibition of photography opens on Wednesday, Nov. 19 featuring a survey of over 90 portraits of artists by more than 30 photographers. It is the first exhibition on view from the DIA’s permanent collection in over seven years!
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Garry Winogrand, American (1928-84), Diane Arbus, “Love-In”, Central Park, New York City (detail), 1969 (printed in 1982-83); gelatin silver print. Museum Purchase, Albert and Peggy de Salle Charitable Trust (2008.9), © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.