Langdon Clay - Cars: New York City, 1974-1976
08/23/2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: > Inspired by realist painter Edward Hopper, photographer Langdon Clay scoured nighttime New York City in the mid-1970s capturing images of seemingly ordinary cars parked in the streets. The results are strangely compelling in their directness. Born in the city in 1949, Clay moved to Mississippi in 1987 where he continues his art. Clay’s work is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. His photographs of vintage cars were published as a book in 2016.What makes this exhibit different from other showcases is the ability of customers to acquire non-fungible tokens of Clay’s photographs, as well as regular prints. “NFTs have been in the fast lane for the last year, and as the crypto market is beginning to coast, Jackson Fine Art remains intrigued with the digital token authentication of fine art photography,” gallery managers note on their website. “We believe that the traditional print market and the emerging digital one are not mutually exclusive, but may one day work in tandem — and are curious to see where this road takes us as curators, artists, and collectors.” — KCM
From the venue:Langdon Clay was born in New York City in 1943 and grew up in New Jersey and Vermont. He spent around 20 years in New Jersey but later relocated to New York, where he was highly devoted in his photography career.