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Hood Museum of Art
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Recent Acquisitions 20

Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, born 1945
A Middle School Student who was Walking Alone in a Crowd of People, 1998
Gelatin silver print
16 x 20 in.
Purchased through a gift from Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981; 2008.2.1

Hiroh Kikai, Japanese, born 1945
An Old Man with a Penetrating Gaze (wearing a face mask), 2001
Gelatin silver print
26 x 20 in.
Purchased through a gift from Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981; 2008.2.2

Hiroh Kikai is a contemporary Japanese photographer renowned for his black-and-white portraits of people in Asakusa, Tokyo, a neighborhood with a colorful past now known for both traditional comedy theater and some of the most innovative burlesque in the world. Over the past three decades, Kikai has created an extensive and unforgettable series of street portraits from the diverse mass of people who pass through this district. Posed against the stark walls of the temple, the subjects of his impromptu portraits radiate a sense of hard-won individuality. Kikai's ability to capture essential character with an economy of photographic means is evident in the Hood's recent acquisitions A Middle School Student who was Walking Alone in a Crowd of People, 1998, and An Old Man with a Penetrating Gaze (wearing a face mask), 2001. Both images, from Kikai's series of portraits titled Persona, were made possible through a generous gift from Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981.

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Jane Holzer, August 1974
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.1

An unprecedented donation made through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program to 183 college and university art museums across the United States has allowed the Hood to enrich its wonderful collection of works by Andy Warhol. This gift includes 153 photographs (both Polaroid and black-and-white prints) taken from 1973 to 1985 of various subjects including Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill, art collector Steve Rubel, musician John Denver, fashion designer Carolina Herrara, and celebrity Candy Spelling. Warhol's Polaroids provide a wealth of information about the artist's process as well as his interactions with his sitters. Not only was the Polaroid camera an essential element in the making of Warhol's silkscreen paintings, but the photograph is also the basis for his appropriated pop culture images. However, these images also testify to the artist's hand, revealing Warhol as a photographer and the Polaroid as an artistic statement. Through his rigorous consistency in shooting these portraits, the idiosyncrasies of his subjects are revealed.

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Dorothy Hamill, 1977
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.2

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.3

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.4

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.5

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.6

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.7

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.8

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.9

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mrs. Moss, 1975
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.10

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Pia Miller, 1985
Polarcolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.11

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Candy Spelling, 1985
Polacolor ER
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.12

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mme. Charles De Pauw, September 1981
Polacolor 2
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.13

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Carolina Herrera, November 1978
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.14

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mary Jean Mitchell Green, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.15

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mary Jean Mitchell Green, November 1976
Polacolor 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.16

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mary Jean Mitchell Green, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.17

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mary Jean Mitchell Green, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.18

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mary Jean Mitchell Green, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.19

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mary Jean Mitchell Green, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.20

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Mary Jean Mitchell Green, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.21

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Doda Voridis, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.22

Andy Warhol, American, 1928-1987
Doda Voridis, November 1976
Polacolor Type 108
4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 2008.3.23

Last Updated: 10/15/08