December 8, 2014, 4:00 p.m. — Nicholas Nixon Signs The Brown Sisters: Forty Years
In August 1974 the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi, and Laurie. He did not keep the image, but in 1975 he made another portrait of the four—who then ranged in age from 15 to 25—with an 8 x 10" view camera, whose large negatives capture a wealth of detail and a luscious continuity of tone. Nixon and the sisters have gathered for an annual portrait ever since.
In celebration of the publication The Brown Sisters: Forty Years and the MoMA lobby installation of all 40 portraits, Nicholas Nixon will sign books at the MoMA Design and Book Store on Monday, December 8, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition Nicholas Nixon: Forty Years of The Brown Sisters