Real to Real.
Photographs from the Traina Collection.
Introduction and foreword by Julian Cox. Text by Kevin Moore.
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2012. 136 pp., 65 color and 23 black & white illustrations, 9¼x12¼".
Drawing upon the dynamic and sophisticated photography collection of San Francisco native Trevor Traina, Real to Real juxtaposes rare black-and-white vintage prints by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand with luscious eye-popping color photographs by William Eggleston, Andreas Gursky and Stephen Shore. Celebrating photography’s fundamental fluidity and diversity through roughly 100 works, authors Kevin Moore (who served as an adviser to Trevor Traina in shaping his collection) and Julian Cox (founding curator of photography and chief curator at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco) explore the collection’s range from early documentary to more recent conceptual art. Real to Real examines the preoccupation with everyday “reality,” excess, spectacle, and loss in pictures by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Roe Ethridge, Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman, Alec Soth, Jeff Wall and many more.