Media Guy's Pop Pick: Gregory Crewdson

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You don't have to give a whit about contemporary art to be able to deeply engage with the photographs of Gregory Crewdson, whose show at New York's Luhring Augustine gallery is a knockout. One of my all-time-favorite artists, Crewdson produces massive color prints that are a form of meta-media: photographs that are about the process of photographing, in that they show haunting, highly staged exterior and interior milieu suggestive of forgotten places and lost souls that are remembered (or invented) through the act of looking. I think of him as a film director who directs enthralling single-frame movies.

As always with Pop Pick, I'm sharing the wealth. The pictures in this exhibit are included in a monograph just published by Harry N. Abrams. I'm randomly giving away a copy of Crewdson's "Beneath the Roses." To be eligible, send me an e-mail with "Roses" in the subject line on or before May 28.
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