Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s early fashion work made him a cult icon, though in the past decade and a half he has concentrated on street photography. DiCorcia distinguishes himself from previous generations of street photographers in his methodology: extrapolating the theatrical quality obtained from his fashion work, he sets up flash lighting at selected locations on average city streets, and then photographs passersby as they walk under the lights. This creates a hyperreality that vividly suspends urban life.


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Artist
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, American, born 1953
Title
Los Angeles
from the series Streetwork, 1997-1998
Date
1998
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
Image: 25 9/16 × 37 13/16 in. (65 × 96.1 cm) Mount: 29 15/16 × 39 7/8 in. (76 × 101.3 cm) Frame: 37 1/8 × 49 1/8 × 2 in. (94.3 × 124.8 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line

The Target Collection of American Photography, museum purchase funded by Target Stores, The Manfred Heiting Collection

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2002.887
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

[Manfred Heiting, Malibu, California]; purchased by MFAH, 2002.