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The Art Guardians

Jan. 25, 2013No Comments

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PHENOMENAL OBSERVATION.  THE GUARDIANS: PHOTOS BY ANDY FREEBERG.

In 2008, Freeberg set out to investigate Russia’s evolution since his last visit there in the 1980s, but found himself intrigued by the women scattered throughout the museums, seated among the country’s great works of art. Unable to separate his experience of the art from his experience of the place – an environment so deeply impacted by the presence of the women – Freeberg took out his camera. Using a 35-millimeter camera in order to remain inconspicuous while wandering the museums – Freeberg shot these photographs without directing the women. He printed the images in a large size, some as wide as five feet. The photographs invite the viewer to enjoy the museums as he did – taking in not only the painting or sculpture, but also the relationship between the work of art and its guardian. | TEXT FROM: THE ANDREA MEISLIN GALLERY PRESS RELEASE

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The Rosy Lion, by Liubasha Rose