Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960–1971 at The Museum of Modern Art, May 17 – October 4, 2015

“The photographers Harry Shunk (German, 1924–2006) and János Kender (Hungarian, 1937–2009) worked together under the name Shunk-Kender from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, based first in Paris and then in New York. Shunk-Kender photographed artworks, events, and landmark exhibitions of avant-garde movements of the era, from Nouveau Réalisme to Earth art. They also produced portraits of and collaborations with artists.” — The Museum of Modern Art

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Yves Klein (French, 1928-1962). Leap into the Void (Saut dans le vide). 1960. Photograph by Shunk-Kender (Harry Shunk [German, 1924-2006] and János Kender [Hungarian, 1937-2009]). Gelatin silver print, 14 3/16 x 10 13/16″ (36 x 27.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

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Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, born 1929). Mirror Performance, New York. 1968. Photograph by Shunk-Kender (Harry Shunk [German, 1924-2006] and János Kender [Hungarian, 1937-2009]). Gelatin silver print, 7 13/16 × 9 3/4″ (19.9 × 24.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender. © 2015 Yayoi Kusama. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Shunk, Harry

Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, born 1929). Mirror Performance, New York. 1968. Photograph by Shunk-Kender (Harry Shunk [German, 1924-2006] and János Kender [Hungarian, 1937-2009]). Gelatin silver print, 8 7/16 × 7 11/16″ (21.5 × 19.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender. © 2015 Yayoi Kusama. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

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John Baldessari (American, born 1931). Hands Framing New York Harbor from Pier 18. 1971. Photograph by Shunk-Kender (Harry Shunk [German, 1924-2006] and János Kender [Hungarian, 1937-1983]). Gelatin silver print, 7 3/8 × 9 15/16″ (18.8 × 25.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in honor of Jennifer Winkworth and Kynaston McShine and in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender. © 2014 John Baldessari. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

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Douglas Huebler (American, 1924-1997). Location Piece #7 (detail) from Pier 18. Photograph by Shunk-Kender (Harry Shunk [German, 1924-2006] and János Kender [Hungarian, 1937-2009]). Gelatin silver print, 6 11/16 × 9 11/16″ (17 × 24.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in honor of Jennifer Winkworth and Kynaston McShine and in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender. © 2015 Estate of Douglas Huebler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

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Richard Serra (American, born 1939). Shooting a Square thru a Trapezoid, Camera Angle Measured from Pier 18. Photograph by Shunk-Kender (Harry Shunk [German, 1924-2006] and János Kender [Hungarian, 1937-2009]). Twenty-two gelatin silver prints on board, 20 x 26″ (50.8 x 66 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in honor of Jennifer Winkworth and Kynaston McShine and in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender. © 2015 Richard Serra / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

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Robert Morris (American, born 1931). 3 Configurations in anticipation of the Equinox Sunset (detail) from Pier 18. Photograph by Shunk-Kender (Harry Shunk [German, 1924-2006] and János Kender [Hungarian, 1937-2009]). Gelatin silver print, 6 11/16 × 9 3/4″ (17 × 24.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in honor of Jennifer Winkworth and Kynaston McShine and in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender. © 2015 Robert Morris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph: Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Images courtesy The Museum of Modern Art