Ugo Mulas was an Italian photographer noted for his portraits of artists and his street photography.
While photographing the 1964 Venice Biennale, Mulas met several American artists, art critics, and the art dealer Leo Castelli. This meeting led to his travel to New York City and his documentation of the Pop art scene. This trip to New York and Mulas' resulting book and exhibits, New York, the New Art Scene became his best known work. The exhibit included enlargements of Mulas' contact sheets and environmental portraits of Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman and Roy Lichtenstein.
August 28 1928 - March 2 1973
I truly love these portraits.
He makes the artist into his own piece of work, he appropriates them.