Annie Leibovitz photo collection donated to Halifax gallery

Thursday, June 06, 2013

A collection of artwork by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz is being donated to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as part of a permanent exhibition, including an iconic photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken just hours before Lennon was killed in December 1980.

The work by the celebrity portrait photographer was given to the Halifax gallery from the Al and Faye Mintz family in Toronto, the gallery announced Thursday.

The collection includes 2,070 images — 1,307 editioned prints and 763 vintage file prints — that were published in 10 books beginning in 1983. The exhibition will open in the fall.

Ray Cronin, director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, thanked the Mintz family and called the donation "the single largest gift we've ever received."

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Source: CBC News Nova Scotia

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