Episode No. 41 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast featured a rare interview with Robert Adams. We’re almost at the end of Season One of The MAN Podcast and this is easily the show about which we’ve received the most email. If you haven’t heard it yet, don’t miss out!
Remarkably, both Johnson and Schwendener wrote about this Adams, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1968) from the series “The New West.” On one hand, it’s one of over 200 pictures in the show. On the other, it’s one of Adams’s masterpieces.
Adams may be the greatest living American photographer. In the 1960s and 1970s he brought a new sensibility to photographing the most classic subject in American art, the land. By emphasizing man’s impact on Colorado and its suburbs in series such as “The New West” and “What We Bought,” Adams helped pioneer art that addressed our impact on the landscape and on the Earth. The retrospective is on view at the Yale University Art Gallery through October 28.