Joel-Peter Witkin

Born: 1939

Hometown: New York, NY

Lives and Works: Albuquerque, NM

Education: MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1986
BFA Sculpture, Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, New York, NY, 1974

Joel-Peter Witkin Bio

About The Artist

Since the late 1970s, Joel-Peter Witkin has been making elaborately staged, wickedly surrealist photographs. Hermaphrodites, dwarves, people with deformities, and even corpses appear with props and fetishistic accessories, in outré tableaux that, in recent years, have influenced the fashion designs of Alexander McQueen. Witkin has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad; in 1995, the Guggenheim in New York gave him a retrospective.

Joel-Peter Witkin Gallery Art

Galleries

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Joel-Peter Witkin Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid Spain
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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