John and Bob, 1976 - Regina Vater
About the Work
About John and Bob
This photograph—a spontaneous and happy snapshot—was taken at a John Cage opening at the Whitney Museum at his 70th birthday party. In it, he laughs with the artist Robert Rauschenberg, who was a close friend and a similarly ...Read More
This photograph—a spontaneous and happy snapshot—was taken at a John Cage opening at the Whitney Museum at his 70th birthday party. In it, he laughs with the artist Robert Rauschenberg, who was a close friend and a similarly important cultural icon. Vater's friendship with John Cage started in 1976, when she interviewed him for three hours in New York upon her return from the Venice Biennial, where she had represented her native country.Read Less
About the Artist
About Regina Vater
Regina Vater is a Brazilian artist whose oeuvre encompasses an array of different media, ranging from photography and drawing to video and site-specific installation. Using ...Read More
Regina Vater is a Brazilian artist whose oeuvre encompasses an array of different media, ranging from photography and drawing to video and site-specific installation. Using Brazilian and African-Brazilian mythologies as her subject matter, she delves into what has been lost and gained through colonialism, immigration and repopulation, exile, and cultural transition. Over the years, Vater has produced over 100 installations that combine forms from 20th century minimalist sculpture with content that has its origins in Brazil's colonial period. Through her practice and her work as a curator, she has been instrumental in introducing Brazilian art to an international audience.
Currently a resident of Austin, Texas, Vater originally settled in New York in the 1970s, where she met the pivotal cultural figures of the time including Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Helio Oiticica, and John Cage, who became a profound influence on her work. A participant in some of the most important exhibitions of Brazilian art in the last 30 years, she was included in the Biennale des Jeunes, Paris, France (1967); the Venice Biennale, Italy (1976); P.S.1 Museum, New York, NY (1989); Koninklijk National Royal Museum, Antwerp, The Netherlands (1992); and Brazilian Visual Poetry, which she curated, at the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas, in 2002. In 2012, she will present a one-woman show at Brazilian institution Oi Futuro. A book about her work in photography and video will be published at the occasion.
DescriptionBlack and white photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with glossy finish.
AuthenticationIncludes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.
DimensionsThis print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.
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