New York

New York

Annie Leibovitz

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
October 20, 2006–January 21, 2007

San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
February 10–April 22, 2007

Curated by Charlotta Kotik

Long before American culture attained its present state of celebrity fixation, Annie Leibovitz brilliantly created a new form of star portraiture that helped redefine the genre and influenced all subsequent work in it. Adjusting the then-careful calibration of public and private, Leibovitz shared with a magazine audience the privilege of a witty and breezy intimacy. This exhibition of more than two hundred photographs from 1990 to 2005 includes depictions of the photographer’s extended family and of pop-culture icons, from Nicole Kidman to William S. Burroughs. Proposing an autobiographical field of vision for the normally reticent Leibovitz, the show suggests an emotional depth that usually eludes celebrity culture.

Travels to the San Diego Museum of Art, Feb. 10–Apr. 22, 2007; and other venues.