"Full of wit and pleasure, Lee Friedlander's photography is also full of challenges. Fact and fiction, beauty and comedy- he has embraced all of these at once, scrambling our notions of what a photograph can be. And his disciplined extravagance has brought new amplitude to the old idea of 'a body of work." (Peter Galassi, Museum of Modern Art, New York) Friedlander at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art began to collect and exhibit Friedlander's work in 1964. Since "New Documents", MoMA has presented four solo Friedlander exhibitions- "Gatherings" (1972); "Lee Friedlander" (organized in 1974 for an extended tour that introduced Friedlander to a broad international audience); "Nudes" (1991); and "Letters from the People" (1994)- and has included his photographs in numerous group exhibitions and collection installations. MoMA's Friedlander collection numbered more than 200 prints in 2000, when a major acquisition of an additional 868 prints spanning the photographer's career were brought to the Museum, giving it the right to choose 132 further prints of current and recent work. That acquisition is now complete, and 327 prints selected from it are now on view in this exhibition. The Haus der Kunst presents, with nearly 500 photographs, the most extensive exhibition of the American photographer Lee Friedlander (* 1934 in Aberdeen, Washington, USA) to date. The retrospective was organized by Peter Galassi, chief curator of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is travelling under the auspices of The International Council. In addition to loans from the artist, the show is composed exclusively of vintage prints from the MoMA collection. The exhibition in the Haus der Kunst will be the first venue of the retrospective in Europe and the only one in Germany. Work series from more than five decades of artistic endeavours will be presented. This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and is travelling under the auspices of the International Council. Supported by the Sparkassen-Kulturfonds des Deutschen Sparkassen- und Giroverbands and the Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse, Munich. Accompanying Programme: Saturday, January 21, 2006, 6 pm Jürgen Teller Lee Friedlander, I want to be you! A conversation with Sadie Coles (in English) Tours free of charge: Thu 6 pm; Sun 3 pm Private tours upon request Tel +49.89.211 27 113 Photo : Lee Friedlander, New York City, 1966, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Carl Jacobs Fund @ Lee Friedlander 2005.