THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON


Philip-Lorca diCorcia

 BORN 1953 | HARTFORD, CT



Currently, this work is not on view to the public. 

Igor, 1987
Extacolor print
20 x 24 inches 
Edition of 20
Promised gift of Beth and Anthony Terrana


Considered among the most important photographers of his generation, DiCorcia is often associated with the “Boston School,” though he has created a highly individual and influential body of work. Igor marks an important moment in his career, when he shifted from highly constructed interior tableaux to exterior “street” photography. Depicting a man on a New York subway holding a goldfish in a plastic bag, the photograph has a psychological, cinematic quality.

 

 

Currently, this work is not on view to the public.

London, 1995
Extacolor print
25 ½ x 38 1/8 inches 
Edition of 15
Promised gift of Beth and Anthony Terrana

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, this work is not on view to the public.

Ralph Smith; 21 years old; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; $25, 1990–92
Fuji Crystal Archive print mounted to Dibond
44 x 66 inches
Purchased through funds provided by Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser
 



Complementing the other two diCorcia works in the ICA collection—Igor and London—Ralph is a major piece from the artist’s landmark series Hustlers. These photographs bridge the controlled staged interiors of his early work with the flux and spontaneity of his later Streetwork series. DiCorcia staged these scenarios with male prostitutes he found on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, who posed for his camera for the same fee they charged for their more typical services.

 

 

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