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JONNAARSIGNATUREPHOTOGRAPHYNEWJERSEYARTISTSERIESNEWJERSEYSTATEMUSEUMTRENTON ThispublicationaccompaniestheNEWJERSEYARTISTSERIESexhibitionJONNAARSIGNATUREPHOTOGRAPHYonviewattheNEWJERSEYSTATEMUSEUMTRENTONfromJanuary19throughMay52013TheNEWJERSEYARTISTSERIEShighlightstheworkofartistsbornlivingorworkinginNewJersey.CatalogueDesignJulianneDommEditorMargaretM.OReilly2013NewJerseyStateMuseumTrentonJonNaarretainsallcopyrighttohisstatementsandorimagesofhisphotographs.Allrightsreserved.Nopartofthispublicationmaybereproducedortransmittedinanyformorbyanymeanselectronicdigitalormechanicalwithoutwrittenpermissionofthepublisherexceptforportionsusedbyreviewersorbyeducatorsforclassroomuse.Unlessotherwisenotedallinformationimagesandstatementshavebeensuppliedbytheartist.CoverImageBARRAGANRED1965 JONNAARSIGNATUREPHOTOGRAPHYNEWJERSEYARTISTSERIESNEWJERSEYSTATEMUSEUMTRENTONJANUARY19THROUGHMAY52013 BOARDOFTRUSTEESStevenM.RichmanPresidentAdamKaufmanVicePresidentKarenS.AliMargaretM.M.KooDr.JaneL.RohlfGeorgiaT.SchleyDoloresYazujianEX-OFFICIOMEMBERSLt.GovernorKimGuadagnoChairAssemblymanReedGuscioraAssemblywomanDonnaM.SimonSenatorShirleyK.TurnerAnthonyGardnerExecutiveDirectorBOARDOFTRUSTEESKarenS.AliPresidentGabrielleDeenVicePresidentLarryContiTreasurerHeidiRarichSecretaryDorothyBartarisJanetBickalJenniferWadeBredinHowardCohnMaryGuessFlamerJaniceGavinSusanPalsirHuberBeverlyNesterDorothyPlohnJaclynPolinStevenM.RichmanJanetSheppardJulieDixonThomasDoloresYazujianHONORARYMaudeBelliJanetMoonAliceCaulkinsJoyceMooreMarciaDeweyLibbyMooreChristopherForbesMaryAnneMountfordLynnFormidoniBarbaraPeskinAnnGipsCarolRosenthalSallyLaneGraffH.L.BoyerRoyalIngridHammondKathyRyanJacquieJohnsonGeorgieSchleyGeorgeKornBarbaraStokesFleuryMackiePamSwitlikSTATEOFNEWJERSEYTheHonorableChrisChristieGovernorTheHonorableKimGuadagnoLieutenantGovernorSecretaryofStateNicoleJannotteExecutiveDirectorLorraineStarr-CurtinStoreManagerImagepreviouspageSTRASBOURGCHILDREN1964 INTRODUCTIONTheNewJerseyStateMuseumhaslongbeencommittedtopresentingtheworkofNewJerseysvisualartists.ThroughtheNewJerseyArtistSerieswehighlighttheextraordinarydiversityandvitalityofourstatesartistsandreinforcethevalueofartinourlives.TheSeriesalsoallowstheartiststohavetheirworkseenbyawiderangeofvisitorssomewhovisitspecicallytoviewtheirworksandotherswhomayhavecomeforourexhibitionsandprogramsinscienceorhistorybutdiscoverartandartiststheymaynothaveencounteredotherwise.WenowhavethetremendousopportunityofsharingtheworkofJonNaar.Naarsphotographyhasbeenexhibitedinternationallybuthashadlittleexposurehereinthestatehenowcallshome.AresidentofTrentonNewJerseyformorethanadecadeNaarhasafascinatingandexpansivehistoryofhisown.BorninLondonin1920hewaseducatedattheMillHillSchooltheSorbonnetheUniversityofViennaLondonUniversityandColumbiaUniversitywhereheearnedanMAinpoliticalscienceandinternationalrelationsaswellasacerticatefromtheRussianInstitute.TrainedasalinguistNaarservedasaMajorinBritishIntelligenceandSpecialOperationsduringWorldWarII.Bythelate1950shewasworkingininternationalmarketingbuthadpurchasedanEastGerman35mmsingle-reexPrakticacamerawhichheusedmostlyonweekendsaroundtheGreenwichVillageneighborhoodwherehethenlived.Meetingswithphotographersandgalleristswhoencouragedhiseffortsprovidedmotivationtocontinuehisinterestinphotography.ButitwasanintroductiontothegroundbreakingphotographerAndrKertszthatcementedhiswilltopursuephotographyasaprofession.AfterKertszreviewedNaarsportfolioNaaraskedShouldIbecomeaphotographerKertszrepliedCheramituyesdjDearfriendyouareonealreadyAndsowearetherecipientsoftheextraordinaryimagesandmomentswhichJonNaarhasrecordedthroughthecameraslensoverthepastftyyears.AphotojournalistaneartistandachroniclerofhistimeNaarhascapturedsomanyofthepeopleplacesandculturalsignpostsofthesecondhalfofthetwentiethcenturyandnowinhisearlyninetiesshowsnosignsofslowingdown.OnbehalfoftheNewJerseyStateMuseumsBoardofTrusteesandtheFriendsoftheNewJerseyStateMuseumitismypleasuretoextendcongratulationstoJonNaarfortheextraordinarybodyofworkwhichhehasallowedustosharewithourvisitors.Weareallthericherforsharinghisvision.ANTHONYGARDNERExecutiveDirectorNewJerseyStateMuseum ANDYWARHOLINTHEFACTORYATUNIONSQUARENEWYORK1974CURATORSNOTESAPICTUREMEANSIKNOWWHEREIWASEVERYMINUTE.THATSWHYITAKEPICTURES.ITSAVISUALDIARY.ANDYWARHOLFormorethanthirtyyearsIhavehadapostcardoftheWarholimageatleft.PickedupinNewYorkduringmyundergraduatedaysthebackofthepostcardwasblank.Therewasnoindicationofphotographerorthedatetheimagewastaken.BackthenthatwasalrightwithmeWarholwastheattractionforthatyoungartstudent.OvertheyearsthatpostcardmovedaroundtomydraftingtablepaintingeaselontoabookshelfeventuallytomyMuseumofceandnowinmyhomeofce.DuringthistimeWarholhasremainedanimportantartworldgureformebutthephotographitselftookongreatimportancetoo.Thiscapturedmomentthecontemplativeposethestarknessofthesetting.WhotookthispictureandwhatledthephotographertomaketheseparticularchoicesThenin2012IattendedanexhibitionopeningandthereinapaintingbytheAmericanrealistMelLeipzigwastheWarholimageIknowMr.LeipzigwellandknewthathehadpaintedaphotographernamedJonNaar.LeipzighadsharedwithmesomeofthestoriesthatMr.NaarhadtoldhimofhiswaryearsinBritishIntelligenceoftheadvertisingphotographyhedcreatedandoftheportraitsofartistshedtaken.AndNaarlivedlessthanonemilefromtheStateMuseumIwasintroducedtoJonNaarthateveningandimmediatelysetupastudiovisitwithhim.WhatIsawonthatvisitwasastoundingphotographsthatcapturedtheever-changingculturalzeitgeistofthesecondhalfofthetwentiethcenturyandimagesthatclearlydepictthephotographerscuriosityofandstimulationgleanedfromallaspectsoflife.Naarhastraveledextensivelyandhasphotographedpeopleandplacesbothextraordinaryandquotidianwithasenseofintimacy.FromtheearliestimagestakeninmarketsinMexicoCitytohauntingimagesofconcentrationcampsfromtheglitteratioftheartandarchitectureeldstothegroundbreakingadvertisingimageshecreatedandlatertothegritandenergyofthegraftiworldJonNaarhasconsistentlybroughthisownintellectandhumanitytohissubjects.His1965imagesofLuisBarraganshouseinMexicowithitsboldcolorsandstronggeometryrevealNaarsearlyexplorationandmasteryofcolorandcompositionwhiletheatmosphericpicturestakenatDachauhighlightthephotographersuseofmoodtoexpressemotion.InthemanyportraitshehasproducedNaarportraystheessenceofthesubject.InadditiontoWarholwhomhephotographedanumberoftimesNaaralsoknewandphotographedothermajorartworldguresincludingJosefAlbersHarryBertoiaChristoJosephBeuysBarnetNewmanandAlexanderLibermanaswellasarchitectsanddesignersLuisBarraganMarcelBreuerandOlivierMourgue.Ineachoftheseworksthereisadirectnessasenseofconnectionbetweenthesubjectandthephotographeraswellasafeelingthatbothwereverymuchinthemoment.NaarsinuentialphotographyforadvertisingandpromotionalmaterialsforKnollinparticularbroughtamodernistaesthetictothewaycontemporaryindustrialdesignobjectssuchastheBertoiaandAlbinsonchairswererepresented.Theseartfully-designedchairsweredepictedinequally-artfulphotographs.Naarsinterestinthevisualimageryallaroundhimhasbeenadroitlyrepresentedinhisextensiveseriesongraftiitswriterstaggersandtheplaceswhereithasbeenandcontinuestobefound.Althoughgraftiwritersespeciallyinthe1970sand80swerepartofalargelyundergroundcommunitytheiroutputwasverypublic.Naarhassuccessfullydepictedbothsidesofthatworldshootingthegraftiwritersandtheirworkswithobviousadmirationfortheirenergyandcreativity.Todayinhisearly90sJonNaarcontinuestobestimulatedbylifewillingtosharethestoriesofhisfascinatingpersonalhistoryencouragingofyoungerartistspleasedtorecordtheworldheinhabitsandlledwithcuriosityandwonder.TheviewerluckyenoughtoexperiencetheseimagesgetsabriefglimpseintoNaarsworldandthefascinatingpeopleplacesandmomentshehascapturedthroughhislensaslifespanoplymovesaroundhim.MARGARETOREILLYCuratorofFineArtNewJerseyStateMuseum GAREDEBERCY2009GETTINGTHEPICTUREYOURVISIONWILLBECOMECLEARONLYWHENYOULOOKINTOYOURHEART.WHOLOOKSOUTSIDEDREAMS.WHOLOOKSINSIDEAWAKENS.CARLJUNGFormephotographywritingwithlightisamagicalprocessinspiredbythepaintingsofGiottoVermeerCezanneSeuratandMatisseIsawasachildintheLouvre.Ibecameinterestedinbecomingafull-timephotographerinthemid-1950swhenIgotmyrstsingle-lensreexcameratakingblack-and-whitepicturessuchasBrokenWindowandOST-NinGreenwichVillagewhereIlivedandSaintinFrameandMexicanFamilyonavisittoMexico.WhenIaskedthegreatAndrKertszshouldIbecomeaphotographerhesaidCheramituyesdjDearfriendyouareonealready.Myprofessionalcareerbeganin1964withreportagefortwenmagazineinGermanyanddomusinItalyonDieVerloreneGenerationTheLostGenerationtheupcominggenerationofcreativepeopleinGermanysymbolizedbymyShadowsofChildrenonSwingsandBalletKiss.ThiseditorialexposuregotmeassignmentsfromElleandJardindesModesinParistheSundayTimesMagazineandVogueinLondontheNewYorkTimesMagazineandotherpublicationsinNewYork.Iwasluckyinthatmyself-taughtsenseofdesignanddoingwhatIcallexistentialphotographytryingtocatchthezeitgeistthespiritofthetimeandplaceappealedtosomeofthetopdesignersandartdirectorsofthe60sand70sincludingMassimoVignelliMiltonGlaserGeorgeTschernyWillHopkinsandAlanFletcheraswellastoclientssuchasKnollInternationalIBMSONYColonialPennandothercorporations.AmongtheportraitsIshotwerethoseofartistsAndyWarholinhisnotoriousSilverFactoryJosefAlbersChristoBarnetNewmanandHenryMooregalleristartistBettyParsonsarchitectsNormanFosterandLuisBarraganfashiondesignerBetseyJohnsonandBritishPrimeMinisterHaroldWilsonandhiscabinet.In1974onanassignmentfromPentagramDesignLondonIphotographedTheFaithofGraftitherstbookonthespray-cangraftiphenomenoninNewYorkwithanintroductionbyNormanMailer.Thisledtomyphotographingandwritingelevenadditionalbooksincludingthebest-sellingDesignforaLimitedPlanettherstpopularbookonsolarenergytheaward-winningThisLandisYourLandwithAlexNaarasco-authorandin2005GettingthePicturecelebratingmyretrospectiveexhibitionattheJanCunenMuseumintheNetherlands.ReectingonmyftyyearsasaprofessionalphotographerIwouldliketoquotethegenerousappraisalbytheeminentarthistoriancriticandpoetCorinneRobinsJonNaarisanartistphotographerwithalifetimeofphotographsbehindhim.Heisaphotographerofcompositionsthattransformthestreetsofcitiesthemarksthegraftiontrainsandwallsintoanaestheticexperience.Photographycansimplybeevidenceofwhatwasoncetherearecordofplaceandchange.ButJonNaarspicturesgofurther.TheminutetheyexisttheyreverberateandchangeuponreectionuponthatsecondandthirdlookInsteadofholdingustothequickglancehispicturesstopusinourtracksandrequiretheviewertostopandlooklongandenterintothephotographersuniquesenseoftimeandplaceintoasitweretheeraofhissensibility.JONNAAR SELECTEDEXHIBITIONS2010PowerhouseArenaBrooklynNewYorkKeepingtheFaithofGrafti2009TheLawrencevilleSchoolLawrencevilleNewJerseyTheFaithofGrafti2008RiderUniversityLawrencevilleNewJerseyRetrospective2007-8CanadianCenterforArchitectureMontrealQuebecCanada73OutofGasQueenslandArtGallerySouthBrisbaneQueenslandAustraliaAndyWarhol2007CooperUnionNewYorkGraftiandGraphicDesignMuseumoftheCityofNewYorkNewYorkGraftiArtorVandalismUniversityofTexasHoustonTexasJonNaarMeetsLuisBarraganMuseumofFineArtsHoustonTexasArtistsDesignersandArchitects2006Gallery36LondonOntarioCanadaTheArtofUrbanIdentity2005KnollInternationalNewYorkJonNaarandMassimoVignelli2005-6JanCunenMuseumOsstheNetherlandsJonNaarRetrospective2004RhinehartFischerGalleryTrentonNewJersey2002SarahMorthlandGalleryNewYorkPhotographsfromthe1930s-1950s1979MoscowBookFairAmericaThroughAmericanEyesLeviStraussEuropeContemporaryU.S.MuralArt1977MuseumofModernArtNewYork1976MuseedArtModerneCentrePompidouParisFrance1974CircleGalleryNewYorkTheFaithofGrafti1967LongIslandUniversityNewYork1966InternationalCenterforPhotographyNewYork1965MetropolitanMuseumNewYorkPhotographyintheFineArtsContemporaryArtsGalleryNewYorkUniversityNewYork1964UniversityofCaliforniaBerkeleyCaliforniaFriedrichDahlemGalleryMunichGermanyTheNewGeneration1963GaleriaCoyoteFlacoCoyoacanMexicoElOjodeunExtranjeroKIPJUMP1973 OST-N1957gelatinsilverprintBROKENWINDOW1960gelatinsilverprintCHRISTANDTHETEACUPSMEXICOCITY1962gelatinsilverprintMEXICANFAMILY1962gelatinsilverprintSAINTINFRAMEMEXICOCITY1962gelatinsilverprintALEXANDERLIBERMANBARNETNEWMANBETTYPARSONSGALLERY57THST.NEWYORK1963gelatinsilverprintBETTYPARSONSNEWYORK1963gelatinsilverprintDACHAU1963gelatinsilverprintDACHAUWINDOW1963gelatinsilverprintBALLETKISS1964previouslypublishedasDanceRehearsalMunichBalletMunichgelatinsilverprintGUENTHERUECKERINHISSTUDIODSSELDORF1964digitalgicleeprintOLIVIERMOURGUEANDHISLITTLETHEATERNEWYORK1964digitalgicleeprintWORKSINTHEEXHIBITIONAllworkslentbytheartist.Indicatesworkillustratedinthiscatalogue. SHADOWSOFCHILDRENONSWINGSMUNICH1964gelatinsilverprintSTRASBOURGCHILDREN1964gelatinsilverprintZEROGROUPDSSELDORF1964digitalgicleeprintANDYWARHOLINTHESILVERFACTORYONEAST47THST.NEWYORK1965forNewYorkHeraldTribunenowNewYorkMagazinedigitalgicleeprintBARRAGANBLUE1965digitalgicleeprintBARRAGANFOUNTAIN1965digitalgicleeprintBARRAGANGREY1965digitalgicleeprintBARRAGANONROOF1965digitalgicleeprintBARRAGANRED1965digitalgicleeprintEDIESEDGWICK1FACTORYGIRL1965gelatinsilverprintEDIESEDGWICK21965gelatinsilverprintTARABROWNESPSYCHEDELIC-PAINTEDACCOBRALONDON1966digitalgicleeprintALBINSONBARRELS1967forKnollInternationaldigitalgicleeprintALBINSONNINE1967forKnollInternationaldigitalgicleeprintALBINSONSTACKEDBUSES1967forKnollInternationaldigitalgicleeprintALBINSONSTACKEDCUPS1967forKnollInternationaldigitalgicleeprintBUSSTITCHI1968digitalgicleeprintDESIGNEROLIVIERMOURGUEINHISPARISSTUDIOWITHHISFAMOUSBOULOUMCHAIRS1968digitalgicleeprintPOURLADEFENSEFORTHEDEFENSEOFPOLITICALFREEDOMS1968digitalgicleeprintWILLAMERICABURN1968forSaturdayEveningPostdigitalgicleeprintHARRYBERTOIAINHISSTUDIOBALLYPA1969digitalgicleeprintMARCELBREUERINHISHOMENEWCANAANCT1970digitalgicleeprintJOSEFALBERSORANGECT1971gelatinsilverprintMARINOMARINIMILAN1971forHouseBeautifulgelatinsilverprint126THSTREETTREE1973digitalgicleeprint155THSTREETSTATION1973leftdigitalgicleeprintBASKETBALL1973digitalgicleeprintBUSNUN1973digitalgicleeprintCRAZYCROSSKIDS1973previouslypublishedasSchoolKidsdigitalgicleeprintDICE1981973digitalgicleeprintFRANK1361973digitalgicleeprintGRAFFITIWRITERS1973digitalgicleeprintKIPJUMP1973digitalgicleeprintRUBE1973digitalgicleeprintSTARIII1973digitalgicleeprintSTITCH-I1973digitalgicleeprintTRIBOROBRIDGE1973digitalgicleeprintWINE91973digitalgicleeprintANDYWARHOLINTHEFACTORYATUNIONSQUARENEWYORK1974gelatinsilverprintCHRISTOINHISSTUDIOONCANALSTREETNEWYORK1974gelatinsilverprintANDYWARHOL1976digitalgicleeprintPORTRAITOFHARRYTORCYZNERNEWYORK1982forConnoisseurMagazinedigitalgicleeprintPAINTERSATWORKINTRENTONNJ2005digitalgicleeprintTRENTONOLDSTOCKBEER2005digitalgicleeprintKASSO2007digitalgicleeprintLEONRAINBOW2008digitalgicleeprintGAREDEBERCY2009digitalgicleeprintNYPD2012digitalgicleeprint REDBIRDINTHEBRONX1973notincludedintheexhibitionNEWJERSEYSTATEMUSEUMSTAFFAnthonyGardnerExecutiveDirectorMaryAnnArgustAssistantFineArtCulturalHistoryElizabethBeitelSupervisorMuseumExhibitsBarbaraBowerOperationsManagerAdministrationDebraBudgickAssistantArchaeologyEthnographyNaturalHistoryNicholasCiotolaCuratorCulturalHistoryJessieCohenRegistrarArchaeologyEthnographyJanetFieldAssistantEducationOperationsKarenA.FlinnAsst.CuratorArchaeologyEthnographyHenryJ.HosePreparatorFineArtCulturalHistoryRichardLargeModelMakerIExhibitsGregoryD.LattanziAsst.CuratorArchaeologyEthnographyJennyMartin-WicoffRegistrarFineArtCulturalHistoryKristenMartinezTechnicalAssistantIIAdministrationJeraldMorrisReservationistOperationsWilliamNutterOperationsAsst.ManagerAdministrationMargaretM.OReillyCuratorFineArtDavidC.ParrisCuratorNaturalHistoryRodrigoPellegriniRegistrarNaturalHistoryJasonScheinAsst.CuratorNaturalHistoryJaySchwartzAsst.CuratorPlanetariumJenaroVazquezModelMakerIIExhibitsLyndaYoungerAssistantAdministrationEvelynChupikStephaniePalenaAnthonyDiPasqualeAnthonySamuelsEricEubanksReneeSteinMelissaKellyRorySullivanVandanaMathurLeoraA.WeinsteinWilliamMurrayKevinWilliams NEWJERSEYSTATEMUSEUMPOBox530205WestStateStreetTrentonNJ08625-0530609-292-5420FineArtOfcewww.newjerseystatemuseum.org