Andrew Moore, ‘Fire Curtain, Liberty Theater, 42nd Street, Times Square’, 1995, Public Art Fund 2017 Spring Benefit

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For the last 35 years, American photographer Andrew Moore has captured the decline of cities that once represented utopian visions of progress, production, and abundance. The timeworn urban beauty of Cuba, Russia, and post-recession Detroit is deeply resonant in Moore’s richly colored photographs. Fire Curtain, Liberty Theater, 42nd Street, Times Square, from 1995 reveals a scene hidden amidst the chaos of modern New York, a place in which time has stood still. Moore is represented in public collections at the Whitney Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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About Andrew Moore

Detroit, Havana, and Russia are among the places where photographer Andrew Moore seeks out dramatic visual evidence of the passage of time. As he writes about his work: “My photographic interests are stimulated by the busy intersections of history, particularly those locations where multiple tangents of time overlap and tangle.” For Moore, time is tangled most picturesquely in half-collapsed factories, a jumble of Times Square signs, or the faded splendor of Havana. In his photographs, he captures the stunning beauty of grandeur and its dissolution.

American, b. 1957, Old Greenwich, Connecticut