Betty Jarrett, Kingsville, Texas

Listing No: 4028

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
4028
Artist:
Andy Hanson (1932-2008)
Title:
Betty Jarrett, Kingsville, Texas
Date of Work:
1952
Signature:
Unsigned.
Where Produced:
Kingsville, Texas, USA
Presentation:
Matted - Overmat

Artwork Medium

Type:
Photography
Sub Type:
B&W
Medium:
Gelatin Silver
Support:
on Photo Paper
Medium Notes:
This is a vintage, single weight fiber-based print.

Edition

Number Available:
1

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
7.5 x 9.5 in. (Sight Size)
Outer Dimensions:
14 x 18 in. (Mat Outer Dimension)
Size Notes:
This is a loose, unmounted photograph. It is attached to a 4-ply acid free conservation board with three corner pockets. The overmat is a 4-ply conservation board hinged to the mount board.

Artwork Surface

Texture:
Flat
Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Matte

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Good condition for a vintage print this age. Some silvering out appears at the edges of the image, and there are two soft creases in the background of the upper right quadrant. There is evidence of some pencil retouching on the left side of the figure's hair. The verso of the paper displays smudges and stains.

Artwork Provenance

Collection:
Andy and Beckie Reisberg
Provenance:
Acquired directly from Andy Hanson.

About this Piece

Betty Jarrett was a student at Texas College of Arts and Industries in Kingsville, Texas when Andy was enrolled there in 1952. She was albino, and was blind. The photo was used in the student newspaper "The South Texan". A floodlight was used on the side to show the braille book she was reading.

This image was included in the exhibition catalogue, “Andy Hanson: Another Side” (Photographic Archives Gallery, 2003).

About the Artist

Andy Hanson was best known as a noted and well-liked society photographer for the Dallas Times Herald from 1960-1991. He chronicled daily life in Dallas for over three decades. Ever-present at society functions and news worthy events, his trademark was his 35mm Leica range finder camera perched on a chest tripod that allowed him to juggle a hand-held flash with homemade bounce card and a notepad for taking names.

We began a working relationship with Andy Hanson in 1988 curating our first exhibition of his photographs, A Retrospective of The Dallas Civic Opera. When his employer, the Dallas Times Herald closed in 1991 we opened our vaults to receive Andy’s tens of thousands of prints and negatives that he produced since arriving in Dallas in 1960. It was at that time that I started printing Andy’s negatives full-time and promoting his work to collectors. We have had eight one-person exhibitions for Andy and curated more than a dozen shows for other venues in Dallas. After his death in 2008 the Andy Hanson Archive at Photographic Archives Gallery was distributed between the Texas/Dallas History Division of the Dallas Public Library, the DeGolyer Library at SMU, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Andy Reisberg, Director
Photographic Archives Gallery


ARTIST STATEMENT
"I like to walk a lot. I like to ride with somebody else driving, it’s great. I like to be a passenger so I can see more. When I drive, I go the back ways. I don’t like to get on the freeways – I never know where to get off. The other day I was driving a guy to Mesquite. He said, “Turn right here.” I said, “Who’s driving? Whose car is this?” So we went the back way and saw some things he’d never seen before. When you get on the freeway you can’t see anything. There’s nothing to see anyway." (Andy Hanson)

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