On October 31st, Radius Books and Andrew Smith Gallery launched Lee Friedlander: New Mexico as both an exhibition and a book. Mr. Friedlander was in town for the event, both signing books at the event, which took place on Halloween, and making new images during the day.
Lee Friedlander: New Mexico features work made exclusively in New Mexico over the last 12 years. Nearly all of the work is previously unpublished, apart from a select few that were included in Sticks & Stones or his massive retrospective at MoMA in 2005.
This was Friedlander’s 33rd book (!!!) and while we couldn’t pin him down as to which was his favorite—”They’re like children. How do you choose a favorite?”—he did let us know that he was very pleased with it.