Danny Lyon: Message To The Future

Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA.

Danny Lyon, Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia, 1966. Cibachrome, printed 2008. Image 25.7 × 25.7 cm (10 1/8 × 10 1/8 in.). Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Until September 25, 2016
Assembled are approximately 175 photographs and related films and ephemera, highlighting Danny Lyon’s concern with social and political issues and the welfare of individuals considered to be on the margins of society. The presentation includes many objects that have seldom or never been exhibited before and offers a rare look at works from his archives alongside important loans from major public and private collections in the US. The artist’s achievements as a filmmaker are also assessed here. Lyon has distinguished himself by the personal intimacy he establishes with his subjects and the inventiveness of his practice.