Whitney Museum Gets Major Photography Gift


Walker Evans, Torn Movie Poster, 1931.Walker Evans, Torn Movie Poster, 1931.

The photography collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art has gotten a significant boost,  with a promised gift of 75 iconic American photographs from the collection of Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla.

The gift includes 12 work by Walk Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, and Imogen Cunningham, among other photographers. Sondra Gillman Gonzalez- Falla originated the acquisition committee at the Whitney in 1991 devoted to collecting 20th-century American photography. The photography collection has grown from 50 works in 1991 to several thousand.