Leslie Lohman Museum

Koppel

ROLF KOPPEL: Willing
Photographs from 1983 to 2011
Curated by: Peter Weiermair

 

Exhibition Dates: February 16 to March 17, 2012
Opening Reception: February 15; 6 - 8 pm

Curator and Artist Discussion
February 21; 6-8 pm


Exhibition Brochure

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Rolf Koppel was born in Hamburg in 1937.
In 1939 his Jewish family fled Nazi Germany for Sweden, and in 1941 they emigrated to the United States. Koppel graduated in the 1950s from Hunter College in New York, where he was mentored by Robert Motherwell. Koppel played an instrumental role in the growth of photography as an independent artistic discipline in university curricula.

 

This exhibition, with its games and fiction richly charged with fantasy, bears witness to the interaction of Will and Rolf. Will, on a search for "his photographer," finds him in the blinding light of Santa Fe, while Rolf discovers in Will the ideal model—all arrogance and grace, lascivious desire and pagan sexuality, the very incarnation of the body language in the sculptures of classical antiquity.

All works are 20 x 16" Silver gelatin prints  / Courtesy of a Private Collecton


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Self Embraced, 1992
C2011.27.1


The Voyeur II, 2003
C2011.27.2


Lessons in the
Self Portrait, 2001
40x30"
C2011.27.3


Self Portrait,
Reclined, 1988
C2011.27.4


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Rear View, 1986
C2011.27.5
Brahma, 1986
C2011.27.6


Self Portrait
with a Fan, 1985
C2011.27.7


Vanity, 1986
C2011.27.8


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Cycle Self, 1992
C2011.27.9


Fallen Self, 1990
C2011.27.10


Bowed Self, 1984
C2011.27.11


My Small Self, 1989
C2011.27.12


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Angel of the East, 1985
C2011.27.13


You and I, 1989
C2011.27.14


Self Portrait
within a Myth, 1983
C2011.27.15
Self Portrait Performance
as Bacchus, 1987
C2011.27.16


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Self Portrait
on the Edge of a Bed, 1988
C2011.27.17
I Am II, 1987
C2011.27.18
Self Portrait
in Circles, 1987
C2011.27.19
I Am III, 1987
C2011.27.20
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Self portrait
on a Table, 1988
C2011.27.21


The Approaching Storm, 2003
C2011.27.22


Tableau II, 2004
C2011.27.23


Untitled, 0
C2011.27.24


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Artists, 2002
C2011.27.25


After Tango, 2003
C2011.27.26


Pan Pipes, 2004
C2011.27.27


Untitled, 2003
C2011.27.28


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Tableau III, 2004
C2011.27.29


The Slave Boy III, ND
C2011.27.30


Lessons in the
Self Portrait, 2001
C2011.27.31


Lessons in the
Self Portrait IV, 2001
C2011.27.32
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