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Art Diary

Seen Together: Acquisitions in Photography

19 January 2024

This year marks 100 years since J.P. Morgan Jr. transformed his father’s private library into one of New York’s leading public institutions. To kick off the programme for the Morgan Library & Museum’s anniversary year, this exhibition brings together more than 40 previously unseen works from its photography collection (26 January–26 May). Among them are portraits of actors, writers and artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Yoko Ono and Yayoi Kusama. Highlights include 100 Boots (1971–73) by Eleanor Antin, one of the best-known works of mail art: 51 postcards of arrangements of boots, which the artist sent to dozens of friends and public figures. Find out more from the Morgan Library & Museum’s website.

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Reading Position for Second Degree Burn Jones Beach, Long Island, New York (1970), Dennis Oppenheim. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. © Estate of Dennis Oppenheim

Untitled (Self Portrait), (n.d.), Ralph Eugene Meatyard. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; © Estate of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

100 Boots (detail; 1971–73), Eleanor Antin. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York. © 2023 Eleanor Antin