Last night I went to the opening of Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea and if you have not yet ordered the book, I suggest you do so right away. The photographs are an absolutely beautiful and lyrical look at very overlooked subjects. Things we all know about but don't often think about. I need to go back to Pace for another quieter view but some of my favorites were a detail shot of Emily Dickinson' only surving dress at the Amherst Historical Society in Massachusetts, Annie Oakley's heart target with a bullethole through it from a private collection, Ansel Adams darkroom in Carmel California, a glorious 'quiet' moment at Niagra Falls, Georgia O'Keefe's bed in New Mexico and the gloves Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated. But really I loved all of the photographs.
The show is monumental and intimate at the same time. And very, very beautiful.
Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz at the Pace Gallery.
545 West 22nd Street 1 December - 3 December 2011 (so you better hurry!)