Following the exhibition “A tiny distance”, the famous American photographer Nicholas Nixon offered three of his works to the gallery of the Château d’Eau in Toulouse.
The famous New York documentary photographer Nicholas Nixon left a souvenir at the Château d’Eau in Toulouse. The artist donated three of his works to the iconic photography gallery of the pink city which hosted, for three months, his exhibition entitled “A tiny distance”.
After studying literature, Nicholas Nixon embarked on photography. Practice where it will meet an undeniable success. In particular by addressing the themes of childhood, old age, the body, or even illness. His work, as meticulous as it is original, earned him three exhibitions in the famous Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in Manhattan, New York.
The first French exhibition of Nicholas Nixon
“Une distance infime”, held at the Château d’Eau from November 3, 2021 to January 16, 2022, was Nicholas Nixon’s first major exhibition in France. The Toulouse public thus had the privilege of discovering some of the artist’s most iconic images. In particular “The Brown Sisters” one of the series that made him famous.
The Château d’Eau was therefore offered three prints entitled “John Royston, Easton, Massachusetts, 2006”, “Longwood Mall, Brookline, Massachusetts, 2019” and “Detail of the Portrait of Miss Alice Kurtz and Thomas Eakins, Harvard Museum of Art, Cambridge, 2016”.
“Toulouse City Hall thanks Nicholas Nixon for his generosity, which confirms the special place occupied by the Château d’Eau in the world of photography, nationally and internationally,” welcomed the city hall.
The story of four sisters
“The Brown Sisters” is a series of black and white photos featuring Bebe, the photographer’s wife, and her sisters Heather, Mimi and Laurie. Every year, from 1975 to 2014, Nicholas Nixon photographed the four sisters in the same position and order, all with their eyes glued to the camera. The idea for this series came to its author after he immortalized the reunion of Bebe and her sisters. The artist then had the idea of reproducing the same image, year after year.