|Morton Bartlett, untitled, ca. 1950, 13 x 10 cm, Courtesy Delmes & Zander, Berlin / Cologne|
"Family Planning. Early Photographs & Archival Material"
at Julie Saul Gallery (NY)
through December 23, 2015
"The Julie Saul Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition of photographic works and related materials by Morton Bartlett (1909-1992). Since Bartlett’s work was first shown here in 2007, his photographs and mannequin sculptures have been widely exhibited. As their appearance in Massimiliano Gioni’s 2013 Venice Biennale demonstrated, their unique aura and superb craft have elevated them beyond the context of “self-trained” or “outsider” art. Bartlett was a master craftsman whose extensive knowledge of decorative techniques is demonstrated in the articles he wrote as the editor of the 1950s home-craft magazines, Bench & Brush and Decorator’s Letter from Home. He is known primarily for sculptures and photographs of dolls he created between 1935 and 1950 that were not discovered until the early 1990s. As he was beginning to create the sculptures, he worked as a child photographer. His portrait and study photographs give new insight into the development of his sculptural style. This exhibition aims to cast Bartlett’s life and art in a fresh light by bringing these never-before exhibited photographs of children from the mid-1930s together with the color and black and white photographs of the dolls (...)"
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