ARTISTS UNFRAMED: Snapshots from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art

ARTISTS UNFRAMED: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

By Merry A. Foresta


Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian’s archives lies a trove of rarely seen snapshots of some of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists. Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture creative giants with their guard down, in the moment, living life.

Artists Unframed features more than 100 images of artists at work and play including: Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Dizzy Gillespie, Jasper Johns, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, E. M. Forster, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Eero Saarinen, and John Waters.

8.5 x 6.5″
Black & White