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Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Red Star Express, 2018–19 Digital pigment print, image: 50 × 88 ⅞ inches (127 × 225.7 cm), framed: 57 × 96 × 2 inches (144.8 × 243.8 × 5.1 cm), edition of 4 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Red Star Express, 2018–19

Digital pigment print, image: 50 × 88 ⅞ inches (127 × 225.7 cm), framed: 57 × 96 × 2 inches (144.8 × 243.8 × 5.1 cm), edition of 4 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Cobra, 2018–19 Digital pigment print, image: 50 × 88 ⅞ inches (127 × 225.7 cm), framed: 57 × 96 × 2 inches (144.8 × 243.8 × 5.1 cm), edition of 4 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Cobra, 2018–19

Digital pigment print, image: 50 × 88 ⅞ inches (127 × 225.7 cm), framed: 57 × 96 × 2 inches (144.8 × 243.8 × 5.1 cm), edition of 4 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Pickup Truck, 2014 Digital pigment print, image: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), framed: 45 ⅛ × 57 ⅝ inches (114.5 × 146.2 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Pickup Truck, 2014

Digital pigment print, image: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), framed: 45 ⅛ × 57 ⅝ inches (114.5 × 146.2 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Basement, 2014 Digital pigment print, image: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), framed: 45 ⅛ × 57 ⅝ inches (114.5 × 146.2 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Basement, 2014

Digital pigment print, image: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), framed: 45 ⅛ × 57 ⅝ inches (114.5 × 146.2 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014 Digital pigment print, image: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), framed: 45 ⅛ × 57 ⅝ inches (114.5 × 146.2 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Haircut, 2014

Digital pigment print, image: 37 ½ × 50 inches (95.3 × 127 cm), framed: 45 ⅛ × 57 ⅝ inches (114.5 × 146.2 cm), edition of 3 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (21), 2009 Digital chromogenic print, image: 22 × 28 inches (55.9 × 71.1 cm), framed: 28 ½ × 35 ¼ inches (72.4 × 89.5 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (21), 2009

Digital chromogenic print, image: 22 × 28 inches (55.9 × 71.1 cm), framed: 28 ½ × 35 ¼ inches (72.4 × 89.5 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 Digital pigment print, image: 57 × 88 inches (144.8 × 223.5 cm), framed: 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006

Digital pigment print, image: 57 × 88 inches (144.8 × 223.5 cm), framed: 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 Digital pigment print, image: 57 × 88 inches (144.8 × 223.5 cm), framed: 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006

Digital pigment print, image: 57 × 88 inches (144.8 × 223.5 cm), framed: 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 Digital pigment print, image: 57 × 88 inches (144.8 × 223.5 cm), framed: 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004

Digital pigment print, image: 57 × 88 inches (144.8 × 223.5 cm), framed: 64 ¼ × 94 ¼ inches (163.2 × 239.4 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 Digital chromogenic print, image: 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), framed: 53 ¼ × 65 ⅜ inches (135.3 × 166.1 cm), edition of 10 + 3 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002

Digital chromogenic print, image: 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), framed: 53 ¼ × 65 ⅜ inches (135.3 × 166.1 cm), edition of 10 + 3 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 Digital chromogenic print, image: 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), framed: 53 ¼ × 65 ⅜ inches (135.3 × 166.1 cm), edition of 10 + 3 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002

Digital chromogenic print, image: 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), framed: 53 ¼ × 65 ⅜ inches (135.3 × 166.1 cm), edition of 10 + 3 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 Digital chromogenic print, image: 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), framed: 53 ¼ × 65 ⅜ inches (135.3 × 166.1 cm), edition of 10 + 3 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002

Digital chromogenic print, image: 48 × 60 inches (121.9 × 152.4 cm), framed: 53 ¼ × 65 ⅜ inches (135.3 × 166.1 cm), edition of 10 + 3 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996–97 Gelatin silver print, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996–97

Gelatin silver print, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996–97 Gelatin silver print, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996–97

Gelatin silver print, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm), edition of 6 + 2 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (14-35), 1996 Gelatin silver print, image: 6 ⅜ × 9 ⅝ inches (16.2 × 24.4 cm), framed: 13 ⅜ × 16 ⅞ inches (34 × 42.9 cm), edition of 1 + 1 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (14-35), 1996

Gelatin silver print, image: 6 ⅜ × 9 ⅝ inches (16.2 × 24.4 cm), framed: 13 ⅜ × 16 ⅞ inches (34 × 42.9 cm), edition of 1 + 1 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (51-35), 1996 Gelatin silver print, image: 6 ⅜ × 9 ⅝ inches (16.2 × 24.4 cm), framed: 13 ⅜ × 16 ⅞ inches (34 × 42.9 cm), edition of 1 + 1 AP© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (51-35), 1996

Gelatin silver print, image: 6 ⅜ × 9 ⅝ inches (16.2 × 24.4 cm), framed: 13 ⅜ × 16 ⅞ inches (34 × 42.9 cm), edition of 1 + 1 AP
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1992–97 Chromogenic print, image: 28 × 36 inches (71.1 × 91.4 cm), framed: 35 ⅛ × 43 inches (89.2 × 109.2 cm)© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1992–97

Chromogenic print, image: 28 × 36 inches (71.1 × 91.4 cm), framed: 35 ⅛ × 43 inches (89.2 × 109.2 cm)
© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1992–97 Chromogenic print, image: 28 × 36 inches (71.1 × 91.4 cm), framed: 35 ⅛ × 43 inches (89.2 × 109.2 cm)© Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1992–97

Chromogenic print, image: 28 × 36 inches (71.1 × 91.4 cm), framed: 35 ⅛ × 43 inches (89.2 × 109.2 cm)
© Gregory Crewdson

About

What I am interested in is that moment of transcendence, where one is transported into another place, into a perfect, still world.
—Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson’s photographs have entered the American visual lexicon, taking their place alongside the paintings of Edward Hopper and the films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch as indelible evocations of a silent psychological interzone between the everyday and the uncanny. Often working with a large team, Crewdson typically plans each image with meticulous attention to detail, orchestrating light, color, and production design to conjure dreamlike scenes infused with mystery and suspense. While the small-town settings of many of Crewdson’s images are broadly familiar, he is careful to avoid signifiers of identifiable sites and moments, establishing a world outside time.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Crewdson is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale University School of Art, where he is now director of graduate studies in photography. He lives and works in New York and Massachusetts. In a career spanning more than three decades, he has produced a succession of widely acclaimed bodies of work, from Natural Wonder (1992–97) to Cathedral of the Pines (2013–14). Beneath the Roses (2003–08), a series of pictures that took nearly ten years to complete—and which employed a crew of more than one hundred people—was the subject of the 2012 feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, by Ben Shapiro.

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Photo: Juliane Hiam © Crewdson Studio

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Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series presents Jeff Wall”

Lecture Series

Gregory Crewdson
2021 Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series

The Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series has returned for a second year. The series was started in 2020 by Gregory Crewdson, director of graduate studies in photography at the Yale School of Art, as a response to the shift to online learning. The biweekly talks feature a wide range of guest speakers, including leading figures of contemporary film and photography, announced twenty-four hours in advance of the event. In each half-hour session, Crewdson asks the guest questions about artistic practice and the anticipation of an end to the pandemic crisis. The series is free and open to the public. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To find out about upcoming lectures, follow @yalephoto or @crewdsonstudio on Instagram.

Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series presents Jeff Wall”

Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series: Tilda Swinton”

Lecture Series

Gregory Crewdson
2020 Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series

Gregory Crewdson, director of graduate studies in photography at the Yale School of Artis opening his 2020 MFA Photography Pop Up Lecture Series to the public while the Yale campus goes online, hosting twenty-eight question-and-answer sessions with leading figures of contemporary film and photography on Zoom. Featuring a wide range of guest speakers including William Eggleston, Spike Jonze, Tilda Swinton, and Kara Walker, the series opens up a conversation about how to find artistic inspiration in this moment of great change. To watch previous talks, visit www.art.yale.edu.

Still from “Yale Photo Pop Up Lecture Series: Tilda Swinton”

Dress from Namacheko’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection featuring an image from Gregory Crewdson’s Hover series

Design

Namacheko and Gregory Crewdson
AW20 Collection

Belgian fashion label Namacheko is launching a new collection inspired by and featuring Gregory Crewdson’s photographs. The garments were shown for the first time at Namacheko’s Fall 2020 runway show in January at Espace Niemeyer, the French Communist Party headquarters in Paris, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The clothing will be available later this year at select retailers, including the Gagosian Shop.

Dress from Namacheko’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection featuring an image from Gregory Crewdson’s Hover series

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Museum Exhibitions

Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson

On View

Road Rage

Through September 20, 2021
The Church, Sag Harbor, New York
www.sagharborchurch.org

Road Rage brings together works by twenty-four artists who use the car as subject or material. Dating from the 1960s to the present, the paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, and animated film on display consider automobiles as tools of travel, consumption, and commerce, and as icons of wealth, class, leisure, power, destruction, and pollution. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Richard Prince is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2007 © Gregory Crewdson

On View

Gregory Crewdson in
The Expanded Landscape

Through October 10, 2021
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

The contemporary photographers in this exhibition create large-scale works that expand our understanding of what landscape photography can be, favoring graphically abstract compositions, elevated vantage points that eliminate the horizon, experimental techniques, or personal relationships with a specific landscape. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2007 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson
Fireflies

June 12–July 18, 2021
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
www.berkshirebotanical.org

In 1996, Gregory Crewdson spent a summer photographing fireflies each evening at his family’s cabin in the Berkshires. While the resulting body of work was a departure from his elaborately staged large-scale cinematic pictures, Fireflies speaks to the most elemental features of photography itself: beauty and meaning derived through light. Twenty-five years later, a selection of these small-scale black-and-white images have returned to the Berkshires, on display in a specially darkened exhibition space at the Botanical Garden.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson

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The Essl Collection
Photography

December 7, 2020–April 5, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
www.albertina.at

Complementing an overview of the Essl Collection, which has been held by the Albertina since 2017, the lower level of the Albertina Modern is presenting a special exhibition of works from the Essl Collection’s photographic holdings. In addition to notable examples of contemporary photography, the show particularly focuses on representatives of the Becher School, who studied under the influential photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1970s. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Cindy Sherman is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson

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