Snap Judgments: Photography Exhibitions Not to Miss

‘Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits’ at Gagosian Gallery; ‘George Dureau: Black 1973-1986’ at Higher Pictures; Ralph Eugene Meatyard at Peter Freeman; Sam Falls at American Contemporary

  • IN TERMS OF SHEER SIZE AND SEX APPEAL, Gagosian Gallery’s mammoth Richard Avedon show is easily the photography event of the summer. Installed in a flashy layout by architect and in-demand exhibition designer David Adjaye, it’s headlined by four huge group portraits. The one of Andy Warhol and his entourage is more than 30 feet long and 10 feet tall, and is pretty much guaranteed to stop you dead in your tracks.
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