Larry Sultan: Here and Home

BCAM, Level 2
November 9, 2014–March 22, 2015

Larry Sultan: Here and Home is the first retrospective of California photographer Larry Sultan (1946–2009). The exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan's conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works in the decades following. Sultan never stopped challenging the conventions of photographic documentation, exploring themes of family, home, and façade throughout his career. Five major bodies of work are represented including: Evidence (1977), made collaboratively with Mike Mandel; Swimmers (1978–81); Pictures from Home (1982–92); The Valley (1998–2003); and Homeland (2006–2009). The show is augmented by a "study hall," with documentation and ephemera providing a glimpse of Sultan’s modes of inquiry as an artist and a teacher.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible in part by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, with additional support from The Brotman Foundation of California and the Wallis Annenberg Director's Endowment Fund.
Image: Larry Sultan, My Mother Posing for Me, 1984, Chromogenic print, 40 x 50 in. © Estate of Larry Sultan.