Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lazy Days Of Summer...

Photo by Charles Harbutt

August...a very hard month for most businesses, including art galleries. Everybody is trying to get the best of the most bizarre Summer business and weather.

The Chelsea Art Gallery District looks so deserted right a deserted town in The Wild West. Most of the art galleries are getting prepared for the Fall season shows starting in early September.

There is still some good shows on display that are worth seeing. At Yossi Milo, Sexy and the City is a great demonstration through the years of why NYC during Summer can be such a magnet for sensuality, nudity and public displays of love and even sex acts.

This a very nicely curated photography show with a great range of artists work. I enjoyed because, it kind of confirms my ideas and visuals seen while photographing and going out at night around the city (see previous blog post -HOT HOT and Dangerous).
Also in the front gallery room ,there is some nice Andrew Bush photos from the series Drive and a great Joseph Schultz
Photograph- Form #21

Here is more information about the Sexy and the City show.

Sexy and the City

New York Photographs

July 9, 2009–August 28, 2009

Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Sexy and the City, a summer group show on view from Thursday, July 9, through Friday, August 28, 2009.

Sexy and the City shows the alluring, romantic and sometimes scandalous side of New York’s people and places. Capturing private, intimate moments and blatant displays of sexuality, these photographs span the decades from the 1940s to the present day, taken in landmark locations like the Brooklyn Bridge and in the quiet, out-of-the-way corners of the city.

From Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic image of a kissing couple in Times Square on V-J Day, 1945, to Nan Goldin’s drag queen on an anonymous New York street in the 1990s, from Garry Winogrand’s topless woman surrounded by a crowd in Central Park to the homosexual couples photographed by Alvin Baltrop in the seclusion of the West Side piers, Sexy and the City celebrates diverse views of New York City passion.

Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Merry Alpern, Will Anderson, Diane Arbus, Alvin Baltrop, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mitch Epstein, Louis Faurer, Leonard Freed, Nan Goldin, Gail Albert Halaban, Charles Harbutt, Lisa Kereszi, André Kertész, Arthur Leipzig, Leon Levinstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Tod Papageorge, Frank Paulin, Anton Perich, Charles Traub, Arthur Tress, Weegee, Ryan Weideman, and Garry Winogrand.

This show is part of the citywide exhibition NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS. A number of galleries specializing in photography have joined forces to present over a dozen gallery shows this summer featuring views and perspectives on New York City. Other participating galleries include Bonni Benrubi, Danziger Projects, Deborah Bell, Edwynn Houk, Howard Greenberg, Hasted Hunt, Janet Borden, Laurence Miller, Pace/MacGill, Robert Mann, Julie Saul, and Yancey Richardson.

Go and see it!

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