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Dual Event at Steven Kasher Gallery: Artists' Reception & Signing

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013

Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux
Brooklyn Boys
December 12 - January 18, 2014

Roxanne Lowit
Be Fabulous
December 12 - January 12, 2014

Dual Artists' Reception & Signing with Fitzgerald:
Thursday, December 12, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 pm


The Brooklyn Boys of Danny Fitzgerald are something of a rediscovery. Though his work appeared regularly in the 1960's on the covers of pre-Stonewall publications such as The Young Physique, Muscles a Go-Go, Demi Gods and Era, it was lost to time until Robert Loncar and James Kempster of BigKugels Photographic, Inc. brought it back to light. It is hard to deny these male nudes; they are chiseled but soft, and indeed some achieve an air of divinity. Fitzgerlad's models are generally young working class men, but the ruffians of Brooklyn's streets and beaches are transformed into timeless icons of classic beauty. Much of Fitzgerald's work catches the youths in their element- the shop, the gym, the water's edge, but occasionally Fitzgerald manages a shot in the more intimate confines of the studio. These gems break down the machoism and swagger of the sitters and reveal the delicate and intimate male nude.

Be Fabulous amounts to a mini-retrospective of Roxanne Lowit's work, and will include over 40 vintage and modern black and white photographs and over 20 large-scale color photographs. Lowit is a premier photographer of the strange world of the rich, famous and beautiful, and her subjects include such personalities as Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Helmut Newton; the original supermodels Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell; designers John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, and Yves Saint Laurent; and trendsetters Anna Wintour, Diana Vreeland, Kate Moss, and Andre Leon Talley. Lowit was also at the forefront of fashion coverage for the past 40 years, as one of the first fashion photographers allowed entrée behind the scenes Lowit could work to elevate the snapshot to high art though her trademark candid realism. She has amassed an archive of over 200,000 negatives and color slides taken at hundreds of fashion events in Paris, New York, Milan, and London. Due to her great fascination with what she calls "people with magic," Lowit is our era's chronicler of the fabulous.


For more information on the Roxanne Lowit's exhibition click here.

For more information on the Danny Fitzgerald exhibition click here.

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