Scene by Jeannette Montgmomery Barron
Scene is the new book by Jeannette Montgmomery Barron.
The book tells the New York art scene of the eighties through
the portraits of his protagonists as Warhol, Keith Haring,
Basquiat that the photographer has snapped in black
and white with his Hasselblad.
“In 1985, the gallery owner came to my studio and bought forty portraits proposed
me to make a catalog” – remember Montgmomery Barron – “I said that was fine,
but I was young and I did not think he was serious. Then in 1989 I decided to contact
them, asking him if he was always willing to do the book. He did it in a limited edition
of one thousand copies which had hardly available: you could only find the Library
Rizzoli. This new book is different, because I saw the samples one by one and have
them scanned. And if any picture is the same, but the project is completely new because
the text is different with my memories of those times that accompanies the images. “
Peter Fischli & David Weiss