by Patricia Grandjean
Mar 24, 2011
04:21 PMBox Office
Timothy White: Portraits
Revealing photos of iconic movie stars and musicians are exhibited in Timothy White: Portraits at the the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield through June 5. White's images, some of which have become as recognizable as the celebrities themselves, capture the personality and humanity of his subjects.
Past Aldrich director Harry Philbrick curated the exhibit with the renowned photographer’s assistance. Featured are 30 large-scale portraits taken over the past 20 years, including this photo of the late Elizabeth Taylor, who flexed her star power in a surprising pose as she exited her limo onto a red carpet. Engaging shots of Harrison Ford, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Brad Pitt, Ray Charles, Paul Newman, Michael Jackson and Mel Gibson are also on view.
White's photographs are exhibited worldwide. His published works include Timothy White: Portraits (Rizzoli, foreword by Harrison Ford); Indian Larry (Merrell, forewords by Matthew Barney, Paul Cox and Billy Lane); Hollywood Pinups (HarperCollins, forewords by Susan Sarandon, Christian Louboutin and Chris Napolitano); Match Prints, a photography collaboration with legendary rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall (HarperCollins, foreword by Anthony DeCurtis).
The work of five other contemporary artists whose work also focuses on portraiture will be on view concurrently through June 5.
For more information, call the museum at (203) 438-4519 or visit aldrichart.org.