In his latest exhibition, the artist and ex–R.E.M. frontman arrays a selection of his photographs—recently compiled in his publication “Volume 1”—an autobiographical body of work drawn from 750 contact sheets chronicling his life, friendships, and creative community from 1979 to 2013. Alongside these images is a display of Stipe’s collection of historical ephemera and personal keepsakes that further underscores the diaristic nature of his practice.
Michael Stipe, “Jeremy Ayers, Meigs Street, Athens” (1980). Photo: Courtesy of Artbook.