~RACHEL WHITEREAD . . FLASHBACK: FEB 2003
congratulations to British artist . . RACHEL WHITEREAD.
she just won a big international prize – she is one of 6 artists who were honored with . . the International Medal of Arts, by our U.S. Department of State – this recent . . Jan 12, 2017.
YES !! that is MY photo of her – that is blowing up big on google, right now.
it’s from 14 years ago !!
way back in the winter of 2003, when she was just on the cusp of ‘breaking out’ big time, with her first big, and maybe even debut / solo show – in New York City.
the photo was first published on artnet, on my ‘Art Lovers New York – Photos by Nancy Smith’ / report, in what was then called, the ‘PEOPLE’ section of the artnet online magazine, and . . WALTER ROBINSON was the editor.
I did attend the opening, and Walter did post 3 other photos from the opening as well: TOM ECCLES, then director of the Public Art Fund, and artists: CHRISTOPHER WOOL, and JEANNINE ANTONI.
you can see the original report, here: ART LOVERS NEW YORK, ARTNET – WINTER 2003 / 6th row down.
it’s ‘googling’ . . from a slightly later publication, also on artnet . . the LUHRING AUGUSTINE ‘Monograph’ page.
where, interestingly although there is no date, it’s obviously clear, that it’s an archival image – from almost a decade and a half ago, and I guess that’s where the current interest . . lies.
with a big shout-out of thanks, to:
CAROLINE BURGHARDT, Director of Publications, Archives & Reproductive Rights at LUHRING AUGUSTINE
for helping me finally – get ARTNET, to insert a proper photo credit – under the photo.
of course, I am particularly proud of this photo, taken more than 14 years ago, and thus for my early contribution – to this artist’s amazing journey & success.