Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Harry Callahan Nature

Pace Macgill Gallery has published two small catalogs from recent exhibitions.

The first was Harry Callahan Nature which was on exhibit from November 30, 2006 to January 6, 2007.

The catalog from that show is a small hardcover book with a reproduction tipped into the cover and thirteen images inside. Printed in Germany with Gerhard Steidl the reproductions are first rate. Elegant design and nice quality paper stock make this sit nicely in the hand. The images in the show were contact prints so very small and intimate. I thought actually too small in the show. Luckily the book reproduces the images a bit larger in most cases, making the images a bit more legible and yet still intimate. On the facing page of most of the images there are various quotes from Callahan himself, John Szarkowski and Sarah Greenough. I haven’t seen this listed anywhere to buy except at the gallery and at $25.00, I thought it was a steal.