Tuesday Under Ten: Paul McDonough

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K to support emerging (or, in this case, less well known) artists and young galleries. This week: I am thrilled Sasha Wolf introduced me to Paul McDonough’s photography. I love these glimpses into the gritty world of 1960/70s New York. As portraits, they are intimate and expressive — the kind of picture you have an ongoing relationship with. My parents met in 1973, so on a personal note, I feel like these are a view into the time and place of their new romance. McDonough is getting on in years, but he’s still involved in printing and signs each piece.

Paul McDonough, Kids with Cat, NYC, 1969

Paul McDonough, Kids with Cat, NYC, 1969

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple Kissing, NYC, 1972

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple Kissing, NYC, 1972

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple with Baby in Newspaper, 1973

Paul McDonough, Central Park, Couple with Baby in Newspaper, 1973