Remembering Merce Cunningham

From left: John Cage, Jasper Johns, and Merce Cunningham, July 3, 1989. Photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

From left: John Cage, Jasper Johns, and Merce Cunningham, July 3, 1989. Photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

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In his Huffington Post column, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders pays tribute to Merce Cunningham, who died yesterday at the age of 90. Timothy recalls photographing the iconic dancer and choreographer in 1989, a session at which he also made the above portrait of Cunningham with artist Jasper Johns and composer John Cage. “It was a wonderful day,” writes Timothy. “John Cage made us laugh, Jasper seemed delighted to see his old friends and Merce was full of life, still excited about new dances.”

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