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Albrecht Fuchs

Albrecht Fuchs often works as a commercial (editorial) photographer, a capacity in which he is valued for his deadpan but meticulously lit and tightly composed images. In “Portraits,” Fuchs, who is based in Cologne, presented thirty-seven color photographs shot between 1995 and 2007. The exhibition coincided with the release of his eponymous monograph, but while the book contains a selection of figures, mostly recognizable (Iggy Pop), though at times less so (industrial designer Dieter Rams), the exhibition included only portraits of contemporary artists—and of those, only the most established (Luc Tuymans, Raymond Pettibon, Jonathan Meese) rather than either of the equally compelling images of younger artists Annette Kelm and Bethany Izard that made it into print.

In the wake of artists such as Martin Kippenberger, who relied more on his persona than his hands to craft meaning in his

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