ronald s. lauder

“I don’t mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing. I mistrust the picture of reality conveyed to us by our senses, which is imperfect and circumscribed.“

Happy birthday, Gerhard Richter! Richter works in many mediums including #painting, #photography, and #sculpture. This self-portrait looks like a blurred photograph, but is actually an oil painting. View other works of Richter’s from the MoMA’s collection at mo.ma/gerhardrichter.

[Gerhard Richter. Self-Portrait. 1996. Oil on linen. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder and Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds. © 2017 Gerhard Richter]

Today is El Lissitzky’s birthday!

This photocollage of El Lissitzky is now on view in the exhibition One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers. The exhibition celebrates Albers’s inventive engagement with photography, exploring seriality, perception, and the relationship between handcraft and mechanical production.

[Josef Albers. El Lissitzky, Dessau. 1930/1932. Gelatin silver prints mounted to board. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Jon L. Stryker. © 2016 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: John Wronn]

(via One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers | MoMA)

The Little-Known Photo Collages of Josef Albers - The New Yorker

Photography “has all the advantages and disadvantages of childhood. It is still unafraid of spontaneity and directness.”

Read about how painter Josef Albers experimented with photography and collage early in his career. His photocollages are now on view on the 5th floor.

[Josef Albers. Untitled (Bullfight, San Sebastian). 1930/1932. Gelatin silver prints mounted to board. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Jon L. Stryker. © 2016 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: John Wronn]

(via The Little-Known Photo Collages of Josef Albers - The New Yorker)