April 29th, 2013
April 26th, 2013
All Images © Mitch Epstein, from “New York Arbor” (Steidl)
Mitch Epstein‘s new book, “New York Arbor” includes photographs of the idiosyncratic trees that inhabit New York City; these pictures underscore the importance of trees to urban life and their complex relationship to their human counterparts. Rooted in New York’s parks, gardens, sidewalks, and cemeteries, some trees grow wild, some are contortionists adapting to their constricted surroundings, and others are pruned into prize specimens. Join Mitch Epstein at Cooper Union tonight, Monday, April 29 at 7:00 pm for a discussion about “New York Arbor.” A book signing at Dashwood Books is Tuesday, May 7th.
January 4th, 2012
“A Perfect Mum #4,” 2012 All Images © Miles Aldridge. Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery.
“Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me,” a retrospective of the internationally renowned British artist’s cinematic fashion-based work opens May 8th (through June 8, 2013) at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. The 20 large-scale color photographs in the exhibition present a satirical, darkly humorous view of women, fashion, and commodification today. Aldridge creates an entirely believable world just slightly beyond our own: hyper-sexualized, hyper-materialistic, and full of dread. Think Stepford Wives on acid.
This exhibition launches Aldridge’s two new books: “Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me” (Rizzoli, 2013, introduction by Glenn O’Brien), and “Other Pictures” (Editions 7L/Steidl, 2013). Join Aldridge for a book signing at the opening reception on May 8th, from 6-8pm at the Steven Kasher Gallery. (more…)
September 7th, 2010
© Ernst Haas/Getty Images. Pedestrians crossing a New York street in winter time cast long shadows, 1980.
Ernst Haas (Austrian/American 1921–1986) was a prolific commercial photographer, known for his vibrant color work. His personal work has been kept mostly private, though, and escaped posthumous appreciation. In an effort to restore his place in the photography canon, the Christophe Guye Galerie will soon exhibit a selection of little known large-format works and several rare dye- transfer prints. Some of the works were presented in Haas‘ solo exhibition at MoMA in 1962, the museum‘s very first exhibition of color photography. The exhibition ‘Color Correction’, and former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, William Ewing’s corresponding book published by Steidl, uncovers the “other” side of Ernst Haas’ work. The exhibition runs from January 20, 2012 through February 25, 2012.
-courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie.
© Massimo Vitali / courtesy of M+B
Scala dei Turchi (#3850), 2009. This 72 x 86-inch image is one of eight large-scale color photographs c-prints included in Massimo Vitali’s upcoming exhibition at M +B in Los Angeles, California. Internationally respected for his depictions of masses at play in various beach scenes, ski locations and tourist destinations, Vitali has garnered praise since he began photographing in this signature style in 1994. His subjects, often sunbathers and tourists, forget about his presence, as he waits for moments such as the one shown here while perched 20 feet in the air on a platform. The exhibition opens September 11, 2010 and runs through October 16, 2010. Concurrent with the exhibition is the release of Vitali’s third monograph published by Steidl titled Landscapes with Figures 2.