"Marcia Resnick" by Frank H. Goodyear

Marcia Resnick As It Is or Could Be Frank H. Goodyear, Lisa Hostetler, Casey Riley, Laurie Anderson

Publication date:
08 Mar 2022
Yale University Press
208 pages: 279 x 229mm
106 color illus.


Photographer Marcia Resnick (b. 1950) earned recognition as part of the legendary Downtown New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s with portraits of major cultural figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Belushi, and Susan Sontag. Resnick also produced a significant body of work that engaged with conceptual art and feminism, often with sharp humor. Spanning the artist’s career, this volume explores Resnick’s early influences, discusses her series and photobooks such as Re-visions, and situates her work within the history of contemporary art. An afterword by Laurie Anderson speaks to the personal vision of Resnick’s photography.

Frank H. Goodyear III is codirector of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Lisa Hostetler is an art historian and curator who specializes in photography. Casey Riley is chair, global contemporary art, and curator of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
(February 24–June 5, 2022)

Minneapolis Institute of Art
(August 13–December 11, 2022)

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY
(February 10–June 18, 2023)