New York Photo Review
NYPR Archives - 2010

Artists See Artists II

Photographers just want to have fun! That’s just one message that comes across in this broad survey featuring both portraits and self-portraits of the famous and not so famous– most worthy of a closer look. Among the more notable: John Gossage’s photo of William Eggleston napping on a couch, his camera on the floor in front. John Coplan’s self-portraits of his flabby physique are legendary but seeing an extreme close-up of just his hands covering his knees, hairy legs in full view, adds a new level of discomfort. Or view the illuminated 1996 self-portrait of a nearly naked Lucas Samaras with beard. Bernice Abbot shows her face in a softly lit photo by Walker Evans. Basquiat, a 1980s street artist and neoexpressionist who gained international fame before dying too young at age 27, appears Greek god-like in a memorable photo by Ari Marcopolulos–no doubt due to the soap bubbles plastering his hair and face. There’s a lot to relish in this exhibition – self-portraits of O. Winston Link, Peter Hujar’s take of Malcolm Morley on an Easthampton beach, and much more.

Artists See Artists II

Deborah Bell
511 W 25th St. 7th Fl
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212 691 3883

Saturday, January 9 to
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Hours: Tues - Sat, 12 to 6