A tribute to the prescient acts of collector and Cincinnati native Carl M. Jacobs III (1915-2008). Jacobs was passionate about photography at a moment when it wasn’t so fashionable to collect photographs. His interests extended to fine prints and drawings and in combination they demonstrate Jacobs’s eclectic tastes over a half century of collecting. Included are works by William Eggleston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, Picasso, Georges Braque and Henri Matisse among over 50 works.
Image: Jacques Villon (French, b.1875, d.1963); Comédie de Sociètè (1903); Print, color etching and aquatint; platemark 19 9/16 x 16 7/16 in. (49.7 x 41.8 cm) on sheet 22 3/8 x 17 15/16 in. (56.9 x 45.5 cm); Bequest of Carl M. Jacobs III; 2009.209