Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In Memoriam: Gerard P. Fieret
I was surprised and saddened to hear from Deborah Bell about the recent death of Gerard P. Fieret. I have admired this unique and quirky artist since the first time I saw his work. Despite a number of US shows and pretty good representation in NYC, he remains in relative obscurity to US collectors. I was not able to find an obituary from any US gallery or museum online. I include a link here to the obituary on the website of of the Hague Museum of Photography.
If you want to see more of his work, Deborah Bell and Tom Gitterman are both good sources to see it in person. Ms Bell has a few examples up in her current show about which I will write a few words in an upcoming post. I loved the obsessive, outsider vibe to his photographs, and I was always engaged by his sort of covert formalism and beautifully implicit narratives. I am sorry I never met him.