Anonymous, San Francisco Artist: Katy Grannan (American, born 1969, M.F.A. 1999)



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For Boulevard, Katy Grannan photographed strangers on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco, transforming the urban environment into an impromptu studio. Contrary to conventional street photography, in which subjects are photographed without their knowledge or consent, each of the portraits in the series is a collaboration between the subject and the photographer. The individuals in Grannan’s works are often members of marginalized communities; by photographing them outdoors, in harsh daylight, and against a plain white background, Grannan ensures their visibility.


Pigmented inkjet print mounted on Plexiglas


image: 39 × 29 in. (99 × 73.6 cm)
sheet: 39 × 29 in. (99 × 73.6 cm)
support: 39 × 29 in. (99 × 73.6 cm)
framed: 41 1/8 × 31 1/8 × 1 9/16 in. (104.4 × 79 × 4 cm)

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Purchased with a gift from the Arthur and Constance Zeckendorf Foundation

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20th century


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Fraenkel Gallery; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Lisa Hodermarsky et al., On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2021), 254, 260–61, no. 59, fig. 2
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human figures (visual works), inkjet prints, pigment prints


Women artists

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