*Hunstein photos exhibit at Coopers Art Gallery extended until September 14, 2012.*
In 1957, Don Hunstein, a New York portrait photographer working for Columbia Records, was assigned to capture the creative moments and the personality of Glenn Gould during his recording sessions in the famous CBS 30th Street Studio. Over the succeeding 23 years, Hunstein continued to capture Glenn Gould's recording sessions in New York, Toronto and elsewhere. He was also commissioned photographs intended specifically for album cover use.
Glenn Gould testing pianos at Steinway, NYC, 1957
Known as The Hunstein Variations, this exhibition features Hunstein's personal favourites from a collection of thousands of negatives and prints which, taken together, are the largest group of images of Glenn Gould by one photographer. The exhibit was produced in 1992 by The Glenn Gould Foundation for the Glenn Gould International Conference that year and has travelled to various cities and locations including Stratford, ON and Washington, D.C.
Until August 31, 2012, a selection of 10 photographs is on display at Coopers Art Gallery in downtown Toronto. The gallery is free to the public and also features a unique display of works from the Estate of Audrey Garwood, a prolific Canadian artist.
Coopers Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm.
The Glenn Gould Foundation would like to thank Coopers Art Gallery and Colette French Studio for their generous support in displaying The Hunstein Variations. The exhibition is one of many activities set mark Gould's upcoming 80th Anniversary year in September 2012.
From July 16 to August 26, a selection of 14 photos will be on display in various storefronts in Stratford, Ontario, as part of the Stratford Summer Music Festival.