DEPART Foundation presents
REDISCOVERING GENIUS: THE WORKS OF EDWARD S. CURTIS
CURATED BY BRUCE KAPSON
Premier Showing of Curtis’s Masterwork Copper Photogravure Printing Plates
NOVEMBER 18, 2016 – JANUARY 14, 2017
PUBLIC OPENING: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016, 6-9PM
DEPART Foundation, 9105 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Los Angeles, CA., – Depart Foundation announced today that it will present a comprehensive exhibition of rare and important historical works by one of the most influential photographers of the American West, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952). Curated by Bruce Kapson, Rediscovering Genius: The Works Of Edward S. Curtis will mark the premier institutional showing of Curtis’s masterwork body of Copper Photogravure Printing Plates used in the production of his epic publishing venture The North American Indian , and will include examples from every photographic medium in which the artist worked.
Image credits top to bottom:
– Edward S. Curtis, Pulini and Koyame – Walpi, Volume 12, 1921, Copper Photogravure Printing Plate, 9 x 6 inches. Courtesy Bruce Kapson Gallery.
– Edward S. Curtis, The Rush Gatherer – Kutenai, Plate 255, 1910, Copper Photogravure Printing Plate, 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. Courtesy Bruce Kapson Gallery.
– Edward S. Curtis, Chief Joseph – Nez Perce, Copper Photogravure Printing Plate, Portfolio 8, Plate 256, 1903. 18 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy Bruce Kapson Gallery.