Most are familiar with the incredible photographic tableaux’s of Joel Peter Witkin but until this exhibition I did not know there was an equally talented yet estranged twin brother named Jerome Witkin. Take a few minutes and soak in the exhibition of a unique moment in the history of art; Separated twin artists reunited for the first time over 70 years later.
(Check out the video….Very interesting to see how their work (which is equally visionary in many respects) compares and contrasts).
Las Meninas, 1987. Gelatin Silver Print, 30 x 40 inches
©Joel-Peter Witkin & Courtesy of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin
An historic exhibition united two celebrated artists – identical twin brothers – Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin
March 1, 2014 at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles.
Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin are acknowledged as two of the greatest contemporary artists in their respective genres. Jerome Witkin is a painter cited by critics and curators as the finest narrative contemporary artist. Joel-Peter Witkin is equally regarded as a master of his genre – a groundbreaking photographer famous for masterfully conjuring his uniquely surreal images. These identical twin brothers, artistically estranged, have enjoyed remarkable success during their respective careers spanning more than fifty years, have never exhibited together. Until now.
via Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
THE GERMAN GIRL, 1997
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
JOEL-PETER WITKIN & JEROME WITKIN : TWIN VISIONS