Artists Who Make Books

Upcoming Publication from Phaidon/PPP Editions:
Artists Who Make Books

Working closely with esteemed art dealer Andrew Roth on a collaborative project with eminent book collector, Philip Aarons, IMAGING4ART recently completed photographing more than 100 artist-created books for a comprehensive survey, Artists Who Make Books.

Due out this fall, Artists Who Make Books will examine the range of the craft: from Xeroxed copies and hand-bound limited editions to elaborately printed volumes.

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Clockwise from upper left: Andy Warhol A Gold Book, On Kawara One Million Years,
Richard Long River Avon Book, Dieter Roth bok 3c. Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

Andrew Roth is a rare-book dealer and publisher based in New York. He publishes books under his imprint, PPP Editions. In an interview with Art in America in 2009, Roth states, “For whatever the reason books have become a favored medium among contemporary artists,” and this book will feature noted artists Tauba Auerbach, Sophie Calle, John Baldessari, Hanna Darboven, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool and many others.

Philip Aarons, president of Printed Matter, Inc., and his spouse, Shelley Fox Aarons, are avid collectors who own works by more than 500 artists and are renowned for their support of artist books.

We are grateful to The Production Department for the introduction to Andrew Roth.


The Whitney Museum of American Art

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Authors: Christine Macel and Elisabeth Sussman, with a contribution by Elisabeth Sherman
Distributed by: Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Exhibition organizers: Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, Sondra Gilman, Curator of Photography, Elisabeth Sherman, Assistant Curator, at The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Christine Macel, Chief Curator and Head of the Department of Contemporary and Prospective Creation at Centre Pompidou.

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner celebrates the gift of over 850 works donated to The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner.  Featuring American and international work from the 1960’s to the present day, among the donated works are renowned pieces by artists Diane Arbus, Dan Flavin, Robert Gober, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Sol Lewitt, Richard Prince, and Christopher Wool.

IMAGING4ART wishes to thank Thea Westreich Wagner, Ethan Wagner and The Whitney Museum of American Art for engaging our lead photographer, Tim Nighswander, to photograph selected works for this important, historic exhibition and catalogue.

The Neustadt

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass is excited to announce the opening of their new exhibition, A Passion for Tiffany Lamps, on April 10, 2016, at the Queens Museum at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

IMAGING4ART is pleased to be able to offer a sneak preview of select images.

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Tiffany Studios, New York, Grape Hanging Shade, ca. 1905, Leaded glass, bronze. Courtesy The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Tiffany Studios, New York, Dragonfly Reading Lamp, ca. 1905, Leaded glass with brass filigree, bronze with glass mosaic inlay. Courtesy The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

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Tiffany Studios, New York, Detail view, Dragonfly Reading Lamp, c. 1905, Leaded glass with brass filigree, bronze with glass mosaic inlay. Courtesy The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

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Tiffany Studios, New York, Dragonfly Reading Lamp, c. 1905, Leaded glass with brass filigree, blown glass with bronze. Courtesy The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

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Tiffany Studios, New York, Student Lamp, ca. 1900, Blown glass, copper, bronze. Courtesy The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

The Muscarelle Museum of Art

Hiroshige’s Tokaido
at The Muscarelle Museum of Art

Hiroshige is considered to be one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e tradition. Created in the 19th century, his woodblock print series, Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido, chronicles the various stations along the most well-traveled trade road in Japan, the Tokaido, through changing seasons and viewpoints.
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Ando Hiroshige, Kanbara, from The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road series, 1833, woodblock print, 9 3/4 inches x 14 1/2 inches.  Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
Featuring approximately 250 prints, this exhibition presents five distinct, complete sets of Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido displayed together for the first time ever:  the Hoeido in 1833-34; the Kyoka, c. 1840; the Gyosho, c. 1842; the Tsutaya, c. 1850; and the Upright Tokaido in 1855.

The exhibition continues through Aug. 21, 2016, at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, located on the campus of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. All works in this exhibition are on loan from the Ronin Collection of the Ronin Gallery in New York. The exhibition was curated by David Libertson, Director, Ronin Gallery, alumnus of William & Mary ’09, and member of the Muscarelle Museum Board of Trustees.

Hiroshige’s The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road print collection photographed by: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART


Selected Highlights from 2015

We are grateful to our clients, colleagues, and friends in the art community for making 2015 an outstanding year for us. Below are selected installation views and individual works we were honored to photograph last year.

Additional images may be viewed on our website.

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Installation view from the exhibition Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Courtesy David Zwirner New York/London.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Installation view of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass at The Queens Museum, Queens, NY. Courtesy The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Long Island CIty, New York.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Hiroshige, Kanbara, from The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road series, 1833, woodblock print, 9 3/4 inches x 14 1/2 inches. From the current exhibition Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido, at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, VA.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Dan Flavin, untitled (to Sonja), 1969, yellow and green fluorescent light, approximately 32 feet long overall, © 2016 Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. From the exhibition Corners, Barriers and Corridors at David Zwirner, New York. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Edel Style Ivory Chess Set, Late 19th century, from the World Chess Hall of Fame exhibition, Encore! Ivory Chess Treasures from the Jon Crumiller Collection.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Installation view, Alice Neel, Drawings and Watercolors, 1927-1978.  Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

With heartfelt gratitude to you all.
Tim & Diane Nighswander
+ the IMAGING4ART team

 


Digitizing Rare Documents and Fragile Volumes

Preserving the historic value of fragile archival documents often requires individual handling. IMAGING4ART specializes in on-site, bound book digitization – a service designed to assure utmost safety to vital documents while obtaining high-resolution digital images for archival, scholarly and publication purposes.

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With our custom-built book cradle on-site at our client’s location, we can safely digitize oversized volumes, books with various sized spines, notebooks, portfolios, artist sketchbooks, diaries, and ephemera.

Our glass-free design eliminates any potential damage due to contact with the original document.  This solution protects the surface of the page from abrasion, lifting of print and possible object-to-object transfer of invisible contaminants.


Robert Gober Studio

Robert Gober is having his first large-scale survey in the United States at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY. The exhibition, Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, opened on October 4, 2014 and runs through January 18, 2015.

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Robert Gober, Prayers Are Answered, ©Robert Gober, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, Photo by Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

In addition to sculpture, the exhibition will feature drawings, prints and photographs spanning Gober’s career from the early 1980’s to the present. Working in close collaboration with the artist, Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor was organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator, and Paulina Pobocha, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.


David Zwirner

 In the May 12, 2014 issue of The New Yorker, critic Peter Schjeldahl calls No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989, “a big, museum-quality show at the David Zwirner gallery, …”  Read the article.

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Spanning Zwirner’s gallery spaces at 525 and 533 W. 19th Street as well as 537 W. 20th Street, the exhibition focuses on artists who showed in New York and Cologne between 1984 and 1989. The exhibit runs through June 14, 2014.David Zwirner will publish an extensive catalogue of the exhibition featuring photographs by IMAGING4ART’s Tim Nighswander.

To view select images from the exhibition, please visit David Zwirner’s website by clicking on the image above.


The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

We are pleased to share with you the new website of our client, The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation. From 2004 on, Tim Nighswander has lent his expertise in digital archiving strategies to the task of transitioning the Albers Foundation archive from film to a high-resolution digital archive for use on their website, condition reporting, marketing, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues.

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Images throughout the site were photographed by IMAGING4ART over a period of several years, documenting more than 5000 works in the Foundation collection. In both digital and print contexts, IMAGING4ART’s images maintain unmatched quality, color and intricate detail, demonstrating the versatility of our high-resolution images.

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We congratulate The Albers Foundation on their new website being recently featured as WebPick of the Day on Communication Arts magazine online.

Visit The Albers Foundation’s website to explore the legacies and enduring achievements of Josef and Anni Albers.

The Albers Foundation’s new website was
designed by Daphne Geismar.
Programming and architecture by RANGER.


Doug Wheeler at David Zwirner

New York Times Review:
Doug Wheeler: ‘LC 71 NY DZ 13 DW’
MARCH 20, 2014

David Zwirner
537 West 20th Street, New York, NY
Through April 5 

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Doug Wheeler, a trained pilot, evokes a sensation of flight.
Photo: Tim Nighswander, Imaging4Art, Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London

Two years ago, Doug Wheeler mesmerized gallerygoers with an “infinity environment” at David Zwirner; stepping into this all-white, light-and-space installation was akin to moving through a dense cloud. Now, Mr. Wheeler, a trained pilot, is back at the gallery with a new piece that evokes a different sensation of flight: the perception of the horizon from an arcing path. Like his 2012 show, it’s best seen with as few other people in the room as possible. (I recommend calling the gallery for an appointment, although up to six people are allowed in at any one time, and walk-ins are also being accommodated.)

After donning shoe covers, you pass through a tall, narrow aperture into a domelike, blue-lit space. Walking toward the center, you feel a distinct upward thrust; partly, this is because the floor is slightly convex, but it’s also a result of the enveloping sky Mr. Wheeler has created with fiberglass, latex paint and a set of LED lights on timers that give you the illusion of a creeping dawn or twilight. Keep walking, and you’ll feel as if you could keep on going and never reach the edge.

The effect fades a bit as you come closer to the walls and notice their curvature, as well as the gap between them and the floor platform. I thought of the sailboat that bumps up against the sky dome at the end of “The Truman Show.” But standing in the middle of the installation is more likely to bring to mind the luminous, unfathomably vast depths of basilicas like the Hagia Sophia or St. Mark’s Cathedral, or the eerily prolonged sunrises and sunsets seen from planes heading East and West. Somehow, Mr. Wheeler is able to make these different references and vantage points coalesce into a single, magical experience, one that reconciles roundness and flatness, surface and volume, knowledge and perception.


Selected Highlights from 2014

With our clients’ permission, we are honored to share these select images with you from some of our recent projects.
The images say it all.

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Installation view, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, David Zwirner, New York, 2013.  © 2014 Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Installation view, Richard Serra: Early Work, David Zwirner, New York, 2013. © 2014 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2009, Enamel and silkscreen ink on linen, 104 x 78 inches (264.16 x 198.12 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART
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Lisa Yuskavage, Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 10 x 12 inches x 60 inches (25.40 x 30.48 cm), Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

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Glenn Ligon, Stranger 74, 2013, Black and white oil and coal dust, Diptych, Each panel:  84 x 60 inches (213.36 x 152.4 cm), Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and Regan Projects, Los Angeles.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

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John Singer Sargent, A Man Seated By A Stream, Val D’Aosta, Pertud, 1907, Watercolor, 14 x 20 inches, © Private Collection for the exhibition catalogue, John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors, Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

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Installation view, Ad Reinhardt, David Zwirner, New York, 2013. © 2014 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London.
Photo: Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation: IMAGING4ART in a Digital Context

With a reputation for unparalleled high-resolution photography of fine art featured in many important art publications, images by IMAGING4ART are finding a renewed context for enjoyment as our clients expand their websites. Today, we are pleased to share with you the redesigned website of our client, The Barnes Foundation.

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Images throughout the website were photographed by IMAGING4ART over a seven-year period, including over 800 paintings along with the gallery installations at both the original Merion, PA campus and at the new location in Philadelphia, PA.Many of these images can also be found in exhibition catalogues published by The Barnes Foundation, the most recent being The Barnes Foundation: Masterworks. In both contexts, IMAGING4ART’s images maintain unmatched quality, color and intricate detail, demonstrating the versatility of IMAGING4ART’s high-resolution images.

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Please visit The Barnes Foundation’s website to view their renowned collection, celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth and quality featuring some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionism and early modern art.

IMAGING4ART thrives in a world where changing technology, a thirst for knowledge in the arts, and high quality visual experiences are the norm.  We are motivated by our commitment to deliver high-resolution images of unsurpassed quality to meet our client’s diverse needs.

360° Image Capture

Experience Art From Every Angle©

with 360° ImageCapture©

IMAGING4ART’s 360° Image Capture© technology breathes new life into showcasing three-dimensional artworks and objects online.  By supplementing still photographs with dynamic 360° images viewers can physically rotate, manipulate and zoom in on objects of interest, allowing them to study on-line artwork more closely.  

360° Image Capture© benefits: 

  • Heightens online experience
  • Encourages interaction
  • Sustains viewer interest
  • Deepens online engagement
  • Enhances appreciation of the artwork

 

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IMAGING4ART‘s 360° Image Capture provides content that helps museums, galleries and institutions meet their interpretive goals by integrating today’s technology with meaningful audience engagement.

If you have not already considered enhancing your website with robust 360° photography, IMAGING4ART has designed a one-day pilot shoot to help our clients understand the process while allowing our team the opportunity to become better acquainted with your collection and needs.  To discuss all of our 360° photography options, please call Sue Lynn Thomas at 203-215-2148, or write to info@imaging4art.com.

We look forward to helping you obtain maximum impact for your website.


The Barnes Foundation

The new Barnes Foundation:
Photographed by IMAGING4
ART

It’s a story that begins in 2006 when Tim Nighswander, our lead photographer, was called upon by The Barnes Foundation to photograph a Henri Matisse painting from their esteemed collection, The Joy of Life. Since then, IMAGING4ART has enjoyed a highly valued working relationship with The Barnes Foundation on numerous history-making projects, including capturing high-resolution imagery of:

  • each wall ensemble in the 24 galleries and exhibition spaces at the Foundation’s original location in Merion, PA
  • over 800 paintings from Dr. Barnes’ exceptional, world-renowned collection
  • the de-installation and re-installation of Henri Matisse’s The Dance Mural (photographed both digitally and as a time-lapse video)
  • more than 100 distinctive wall ensembles and galleries at the Foundation’s new location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA

The process of documenting the world-renowned wall ensembles at the Foundation’s original home in Merion, PA, serves as the lasting record of the original building. It was undeniably a once in a lifetime opportunity – or so we thought.

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Recently, The Barnes Foundation called upon IMAGING4ART in what turned out to be a second once in a lifetime opportunity for Tim Nighswander. For six consecutive weeks, with the newest state-of-the-art Hasselblad H4D 200 megapixel multi-shot camera in hand, Tim Nighswander worked diligently to capture over 100 wall ensembles and gallery images.

The photography had to be accomplished during off-hours, when the Barnes’ legendary collection was closed to the public. Up-front planning and strategizing with key members of The Barnes Foundation staff was critical to the success of the project.

With more than 2000 images photographed for the Barnes, our photography has since been integrated into the Barnes’ digital library, their newly redesigned website, published catalogues, news articles, marketing materials, and promotional items, and are currently in use for detailed scholarly research of the collection. Additionally, Barnes Foundation has also contributed many of these images to ARTstor, an image library consisting of over 1.3 million images for the arts & sciences. 

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We are extremely grateful to The Barnes Foundation for their support and loyalty. It has been a distinct privilege and honor for IMAGING4ART helping them transition from film format to a state-of-the-art high-resolution digital archive, capturing new and often historically important imagery to be used to continue Dr. Barnes’ legacy in promoting the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts.

A heartfelt thank you to Derek Gillman,
Judith F. Dolkart, Barbara Buckley, Deb Lenert, and the esteemed staff
who worked just as hard to make this project the huge success it was.