Tina Barney began her career in the mid-1970s when she started photographing in colour with a large-format view camera. Her iconic images are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include The Europeans at the Frist Center in Nashville, the Barbican Centre, London, and at the Museum of Art, Salzburg. Peter Galassi is a former chief curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.
"The career-surveying TINA BARNEY (Rizzoli, $100) lays out
her themes: bodies occupying space, bodies and their possessions.
Even when her subjects are dwarfed by their tapestries, their
furniture, their throw pillows, their sweeping vistas, there is
never any ambiguity about the relationship. "
-The New York Times Book Review, Luc Sante
"A stunning, hefty tome that encapsulates Barney's almost four decades-long career in capturing American life. Her large-scale color photography are already part of the permanent collection of several institutions like the MOMA, the Whitney, and LACMA, and this fitting tribute conveys the scope in the most intimate way possible."
"Now, her stunning, three-decade body of work is assembled in her most comprehensive book to date (Rizzoli, $100), with 150 color photographs divided into six distinct chapters."
"Tina Barney by Peter Galassi is a curated tome of her 43 year career as a chronicler of elite American life. She writes a thoughtful introduction of her childhood in the 50s, which brought on her interest in photography when her grandfather 'had at least two kinds of cameras hanging around his neck, and they bounced off his fat tummy when he laughed.' Decades come to an end but Barney's images define each WASPy period"
"In the Slim Aarons vein, this volume covers three decades of the artist's provocative yet intimate large-scale color images capturing the domestic life and private moments of the American and European elite."