Hand on Train, Staten Island, New York, 1972, Arthur Tress. Gelatin silver print. Getty Museum. © Arthur Tress Archive LLC

Magic Realism: An Evening with Arthur Tress


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As an emergent professional in the New York photography world circa 1968–78, Arthur Tress’s artistic practice evolved from being rooted in the social documentary tradition to a bold new approach drawing inspiration from the inner worlds of fantasies, daydreams, and nightmares. The exhibition Arthur Tress: Rambles, Dreams, and Shadows presents the first critical look at Tress’s early career, contextualizing the highly imaginative, fantastic work he became known for while also examining his other interrelated series.

During this conversation, Getty curator Jim Ganz and Arthur Tress discuss the photographer’s “magic realism,” including a preview of the documentary Arthur Tress: Water's Edge which makes its world premiere at Getty on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Following the conversation, enjoy mingling with guests during a light reception and book signing. Getty’s new publication Arthur Tress: Rambles, Dreams, and Shadows will be available for purchase.

The photography galleries will be open until 6:45 p.m. for pre-event viewing.

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