I photographed Merce Cunningham for the first time, on July 3rd, 1989. My friend Bill Katz had asked me to shoot Merce, John Cage and Jasper Johns, together, for the catalogue of Anthony d’Offay’s upcoming exhibition of “Dancers on a Plane”.
It was a wonderful day. John Cage made us laugh, Jasper seemed delighted to see his old friends and Merce was full of life, still excited about new dances.
Merce Cunningham’s obit in the Times is worth reading.
What a life.