Abe Frajndlich (prices: 1000 € - 25000 €)
Abe Frajndlich born in Germany in 1946, lives and works in New York City. He studied with the renowned photographer Minor White, and his work has been exhibited in numerous venues worldwide. His photograph(e)s have been published in several monographs as well as in Life, New York Times Magazine, London Sunday Times, ArtNews, American Photographer, Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin, and in other publications.
He became famous with photographs of movie stars, film directors, rock'n roll legends, artists and other creative personalities. His photographs speak to the viewer through symbols, and are often humorous, and always unexpected.: The actor Jack Lemmon holds two lemons where his eyes should be: Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein peers warily over a paint brush moustace.
Frajndlich asks his subjects to present themselves in a personal mannner, encouraging them to give the viewer a(n) chance to glimpse the complexity of their characters. By juxtaposing famous faces and the thing we might immediately, even subconsciously, associate(d) them with, Frajndlich achieves what few photographers ever do: he opens a window on very public lives by taking their portraits in a very intimate manner.
Beside the portraits, he is also known for his nude photographs, as well as self portraits going back to 1970.
Yoko Ono • Leo Castelli • Red Grooms • Tom Wolfe • Peter Eisenman • Jack Lemmon • Isaac Bashevis Singer • Elie Wiesel • Frank Gehry • Andy Warhol • Keith Jarrett • Charles Bukowski • Christo • Billy Wilder • Shirley Maclaine • Daniel Libeskind • Stephen Hawking • Isabel Allende • Robert Arneson • Louise Bourgeois • Roy Lichtenstein • Armin Mueller-Stahl • Dennis Hopper • Marisa Berenson • Calvin Klein • Duane Michals • Emily Watson • A.R. Penck • Robert Altman • Joe Cocker • Chris Pekoc • Bill Viola • Mick Jagger • Ilse Bing • Anthony Quinn • Aaron Siskind • Alfred Eisenstadt • Robert Lebeck • Ivana Trump • Alan Dershowitz • Günther Grass • Annie Leibovitz • Robert Rauschenberg • Norman Parkinson • Miles Davis • Pierre Matisse • Barbara Klemm • Harry Callahan • Berenice Abbott • Imogen Cunningham • Minor White • Ralph Gibson • David Hockney • Midori • Yomo Toro • Arnold Newman • Jan Saudek, ...
Single Exhibitions since 1990:
Rhenania Kunsthaus Köln mit in focus Galerie "Penelope´s Hungy Eyes"
Abe Frajndlich, "Penelope´s Hungy Eyes, Cleveland, USA
NLE, Kristiansund, Norwegen, Retrospective
Nathalia Laue | Galerie & Edition, Frankfurt am Main
A Portrait of Minor White, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
in focus Galerie, Köln, Nudes
Jüdisches Museum, Frankfurt
Dead Horse Gallery,Lakewood, Ohio, USA
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Galerie Reygers, München
in focus Galerie am Dom, Köln, Portraits
GSI Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Foto Forum International, Frankfurt
In focus Galerie am Dom, Köln
Museum Mölkau, Leipzig, kuratiert von der in focus Galerie am Dom, Köln
Fotogalerie Kulturamt Friedrichshain, Berlin
Foto Forum Frankfurt
Native Indian Museums- Travelling Show
Leica Gallery, New York City
University of Delaware, Museum of Art
Ludwig Museum, Köln
Jewish Community Center, Cleveland, Ohio
George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y., Museum, of Modern Art, New York, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Victoria and Albert-Museum in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum Ludwig in Köln und an vielen anderen Orten.
Abe Frajndlich (Monographs)
- Figments, Photographien von Abe Frajndlich, Boston 1975
- Cleveland lnfra Red, Abe Frajndlich, Cleveland 1979
- Abe Frajndlich,Lives l've Never Lived, Ein Portrait über Minor White, Cleveland, 1983
- Abe Frajndlich, Masters af Light, Ausstellungskatalog Museum Ludwig, Köln 1990
- Abe Frajndlich, Eros Eterna, Umschau/Braus Verlag, 1999
- Abe Frajndlich, Portraits, Prestel Verlag, 2000
- Abe Frajndlich, Penelope´s Hungry Eyes, Schirmer/Mosel, 2011