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True Stories

March 9, 2012

The Pinakothek der Moderne museum opens a brilliant display of contemporary American photography for the first time ever featuring Larry Clark and Lee Friedlander

  • Text by Lea Rieck

American photography forms an extensive and simultaneously top-quality focal point in the collection modern art in the Museum Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. A selected overview is now being exhibited for the first time. The main interest of young photographers, who have been examining changes in political, social and ecological aspects of everyday American life since the late 1960s, has been the American social landscape. They have developed new pictorial styles that define stylistic devices perceived as genuinely American while at the same time being internationally recognised.

The exhibition "True Stories" shows photographs from well known artists Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz and Larry Clark, who are now considered classical modern photographers. The exhibition brings together around 100 works that are now part of the museum’s holdings. 

True Stories at Pinakothek der Moderne @

Barer Straße 40, 80333

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