Episode No. 8 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator and historian Jenny Watts, and critic Jen Graves.
Watts contributed two essays to“Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs,” which was recently published by the Getty. MAN Podcast host Tyler Green reviewed the book here and included it in his 2011 top ten list here.
Watts’ essays address two of Watkins’s lesser-known series: his California Missions photographs and his pictures of Southern California and Kern County. The Huntington has over 300 Watkins mammoth-plate pictures and hundreds of other Watkinses, making it the second-largest repository of Watkins’ art.
On the second segment, The Stranger art critic Jen Graves and Green burrow into “Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs” to pick some favorite individual artworks. Graves reviewed the book here.
Air date: Dec. 29, 2011.