Preston Jones, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, Texas

Listing No: 5914

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
5914
Artist:
Andy Hanson (1932-2008)
Title:
Preston Jones, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, Texas
Date of Work:
January 22, 1976
Signature:
Signed in pencil on mount at low right below image.
Where Produced:
Dallas, Texas, USA
Presentation:
Mounted to Paper Support

Artwork Medium

Type:
Photography
Sub Type:
B&W
Medium:
Gelatin Silver
Support:
on Photo Paper
Medium Notes:
This print was produced in the darkroom from the original negative on double weight fiber-base paper with archival processing techniques.

Edition

Number Available:
3
Edition Notes:
Open Edition. The negative was retired from fine art reproduction in 2014. These are the last copies available from the estate of Andy Hanson. Three prints are available; this is the only print signed by the artist.

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
12.5 x 9 in. (Sight Size)
Outer Dimensions:
Size Notes:
This photograph is dry mounted on a 4-ply conservation board measuring 20 x 16 inches.

Artwork Surface

Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Gloss

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Excellent condition.

Artwork Provenance

Collection:
Andy and Beckie Reisberg
Provenance:
This modern print was produced for gallery inventory during Andy Hanson's lifetime, and with his approval of print quality. Upon his death, his estate allowed the remaining inventory of prints to be sold by Photographic Archives Gallery. The original negative is in the Andy Hanson Collection at DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and the Library holds the copyright.

About this Piece

Preston Jones spent the majority of his professional career at the Dallas Theater Center performing many different roles including actor, stage manager, and director. He is best known for writing "The Texas Trilogy", which made its national debut at DTC in 1975.

Jones had opened his play, A Place on the Magdelana Flats, at DTC around the time this photograph was made. He died two years later at the age of 43.

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.

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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