Larry Sultan

Born 1946
Hometown New York, NY
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1973
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 1968

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Estate represented by Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Inspired by everyday life, Larry Sultan constructed photographs that scrutinized his surroundings as much as the role of the artist himself. Frequently acting as a director, he would construct sets and instruct individuals to create a perfectly composed photograph. His series Pictures from Home (1992) featured portraits of his parents in their home, emphasizing his memories and perceptions of them. Thus Sultan's works became an illustration of the artifice of observation through photography. He has received numerous awards, including five National Endowment for the Arts grants, the Fleishhacker Fellowship, and the Guggenheim Fellowship, while his work has been exhibited at numerous institutions, including the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Tate Modern.

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