Richard Schulman's Photographs

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April 20, 2010

Last week I talked to photographer Richard Schulman about his career photographing legends of the architecture and art worlds. This week Richard pulled 21 images from his impressive catalog to share with Dwell readers. Each photo is summarized in Schulman's own words.

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  Warhol. This was my original assignment. Then I shot Basquiat. Basquiat and Warhol together was the icing on the cake. Andy shared one of the great business lessons with me and I have never forgotten the symbolism in his words.
   Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Warhol. This was my original assignment. Then I shot Basquiat. Basquiat and Warhol together was the icing on the cake. Andy shared one of the great business lessons with me and I have never forgotten the symbolism in his words.  

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  SANAA, the 2010 Recipients of the Pritzker prize. The duo Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima recently designed the New Museum in New York.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    SANAA, the 2010 Recipients of the Pritzker prize. The duo Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima recently designed the New Museum in New York.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Philip Johnson in his Glass House. Philip was the first recipient of the Pritzker Prize award. I think it is the only photograph in which you see Philip in the house and the house in its entirety.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Philip Johnson in his Glass House. Philip was the first recipient of the Pritzker Prize award. I think it is the only photograph in which you see Philip in the house and the house in its entirety.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  The Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Frank Gehry—A true masterpiece, originally designed before [the Guggenheim in] Bilbao.

I have photographed Frank Gehry a few times. The true gentleman who becomes more like a beautiful wine through the ages.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    The Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Frank Gehry—A true masterpiece, originally designed before [the Guggenheim in] Bilbao. I have photographed Frank Gehry a few times. The true gentleman who becomes more like a beautiful wine through the ages.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Oscar Niemeyer has only one freestanding building in the United States, and it's this home in Los Angeles. It's now owned by the Boyds. This home sits between Spanish-style mansions in Brentwood, California.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Oscar Niemeyer has only one freestanding building in the United States, and it's this home in Los Angeles. It's now owned by the Boyds. This home sits between Spanish-style mansions in Brentwood, California.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Luc Tuymans. When I photographed him he was up-and-coming. Today he is a most sought-after painter—museums galore want to collect him.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Luc Tuymans. When I photographed him he was up-and-coming. Today he is a most sought-after painter—museums galore want to collect him.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  This Niemeyer home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was designed for Niemeyer as his own residence; it's one of the great Modernist homes of South America.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    This Niemeyer home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was designed for Niemeyer as his own residence; it's one of the great Modernist homes of South America.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Richard Meier, another Pritzker Prize winner, at his home in East Hampton.
   Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Richard Meier, another Pritzker Prize winner, at his home in East Hampton.  

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect who defines creative masterpieces, like his new design for the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect who defines creative masterpieces, like his new design for the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Louise Bourgeois: Wow. Certainly outlived them all! The Grand Dame of the Art World. She really wanted me to shoot her in this Caftan, one of her personal favorites. She was a tough love, smart and intuitive.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Louise Bourgeois: Wow. Certainly outlived them all! The Grand Dame of the Art World. She really wanted me to shoot her in this Caftan, one of her personal favorites. She was a tough love, smart and intuitive.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  The Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

This was for a book, a wonderful experience with the design of automobiles and a modern Frank Lloyd Wright-like design by Ben van Berkel of UN Studio. One of those assignments in which I could develop both a taste for the architect’s appreciation of automobiles, and the museum itself.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    The Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. This was for a book, a wonderful experience with the design of automobiles and a modern Frank Lloyd Wright-like design by Ben van Berkel of UN Studio. One of those assignments in which I could develop both a taste for the architect’s appreciation of automobiles, and the museum itself.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Oscar [Niemeyer], another Pritzker Prize winner, is 103 years old today. He is the last of the Modernist geniuses. Like most of the architects I have shared time with, he is a prince to be around.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Oscar [Niemeyer], another Pritzker Prize winner, is 103 years old today. He is the last of the Modernist geniuses. Like most of the architects I have shared time with, he is a prince to be around.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Paulo Mendes da Rocha, a great character and also a Pritzker Prize winner, designed this entrance to the subway in Sal Paulo, Brazil. I am not sure if it is the photographer or Mendes that created this dramatic affect.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Paulo Mendes da Rocha, a great character and also a Pritzker Prize winner, designed this entrance to the subway in Sal Paulo, Brazil. I am not sure if it is the photographer or Mendes that created this dramatic affect.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Deborah Berke designed this beautiful example of a modernist home in the 21st century.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Deborah Berke designed this beautiful example of a modernist home in the 21st century.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Philip Johnson on his New Canaan property, in the sculpture gallery.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Philip Johnson on his New Canaan property, in the sculpture gallery.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  A Rick Joy-designed home in the desert of Arizona.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    A Rick Joy-designed home in the desert of Arizona.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Santiago Calatrava’s Milwaukee Museum. It is such a rewarding experience to watch the Museum fly. You know, it has wings, and people wait for hours to appreciate this engineering moment.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Santiago Calatrava’s Milwaukee Museum. It is such a rewarding experience to watch the Museum fly. You know, it has wings, and people wait for hours to appreciate this engineering moment.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Isamu Noguchi. This 1982 photograph was my last black-and-white photograph, or it is the last that I remember, anyway. We were like water and oil in his studio, but when it came time for him to choose from thousands of images for a mini Pace Gallery retrospective, he chose this image. One of my proudest moments.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Isamu Noguchi. This 1982 photograph was my last black-and-white photograph, or it is the last that I remember, anyway. We were like water and oil in his studio, but when it came time for him to choose from thousands of images for a mini Pace Gallery retrospective, he chose this image. One of my proudest moments.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  Fernando Botero. I have had the privilege of photographing Botero in his homes or studios in France 1984, New York 1990, and Italy 1997, all for assignments. The pictures have been published worldwide since 1984.  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    Fernando Botero. I have had the privilege of photographing Botero in his homes or studios in France 1984, New York 1990, and Italy 1997, all for assignments. The pictures have been published worldwide since 1984.

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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  [Another shot of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, shot in 1984.]  Photo by: Richard Schulman
    [Another shot of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, shot in 1984.]

    Photo by: Richard Schulman

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