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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Leandro Erlich - Press Release
    self We are no one nowhere anyone anyplace Confounding logic and defying the laws of physics Two Different Tomorrows presents us with multiple scenes a maze of elevator banks becomes a tunnel of reflection an elevator stuck between floors invokes an impossible space and a working elevator door provides a portal to another world opening and closing to reveal people filmed in an actual elevator in Tokyo The largest of the works is a 50 foot long elevator shaft turned on its horizontal axis Instead of plunging down the elevator shaft viewers will walk down the side of the interior wall towards the elevator car As viewers pass horizontally through a vertical passageway they will find themselves deposited into the main gallery unsure of which end is up An architect of the uncertain Erlich creates spaces with fluid and unstable boundaries Before we even try to make sense of the image we sense the uncanny A single change up is down inside is out can be enough to upset the seemingly normal situation collapsing and exposing our reality as counterfeit Through this transgression of limits the artist undermines certain absolutes and the institutions that reinforce them Erlich draws inspiration from his literary Argentinian forebear Jorge Luis Borges but references to the world of film also appear frequently in his work Erlich makes no secret of his admiration for directors like Alfred Hitchcock Roman Polanski Luis Buñel and David Lynch whom he argues have used the everyday as a stage for creating a fictional world obtained through the psychological subversion of everyday spaces Between 1998 and 1999 Erlich took part in the Core Program an artist residency at the MFA in Houston and came to the attention of the art world at a young age In 2001 he was invited to

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON & POUL GERNES - Selected Works
    16 7 8 inches 42 9 x 42 9 cm BAN 0528 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Untitled dots unknown oil on canvas 16 7 8 x 16 7 8 inches 42 9 x 42 9 cm BAN 0534 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Stamp Hekla 1947 unknown silkscreen and oil on aluminum BAN 0531 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 017 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 018 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 019 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 020 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 021 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 022 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 023 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 024 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 025 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 026 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 027 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 028 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 029 POUL GERNES Untitled 1965 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 65 030 POUL GERNES Untitled 1966 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 66 023 POUL GERNES Untitled 1966 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 66 026 POUL GERNES Untitled 1966 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 66 032 POUL GERNES Untitled 1966 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 66 033 POUL GERNES Untitled tic tac toe painting 1967 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 67 005 POUL GERNES Untitled Dot painting 1966 1968 enamel paint on masonite 96 x 96 inches 244 x 244 cm PGM 68 002 POUL GERNES Untitled 1967 1968 enamel paint on masonite set of 5 35 7 8 x 48 inches 91 x 122 cm each PGM 68 005 POUL GERNES Untitled fried egg painting 1977 1978 enamel paint on masonite 47 1 4 x 47 1 4 inches 120 x 120 cm PGM 78 003 POUL GERNES Untitled tic tac toe painting 1967 enamel paint on masonite 48 x 48 inches 122 x 122 cm PGM 67 021 Prev Prev of Next Next Back to Artist BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Black and White Classics in Icelandic Colours City Lights 2007 oil on canvas 23 5 8 x 23 5 8 inches 60 x 60 cm work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0289 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Black and White Classics in Icelandic Colours Spellbound 2005 oil on canvas 23 5 8 x 23 5 8 inches 60 x 60 cm signed by the artist verso BAN 0300 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Black and White Classics in Icelandic Colours Dr Strangelove 2005 oil on canvas 23 5 8 x 23 5 8 inches 60 x 60 cm signed by the artist verso BAN 0333 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Black and White Classics in Icelandic Colours The African Queen 2006 oil on canvas 23 5 8 x 23 5 8 inches 60 x 60 cm signed by the artist verso BAN 0410 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE 2004 paint on wall dimensions variable work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0271 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON half awake half like dreaming 2006 paint on wall dimensions variable work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0279 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris cold grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm 60 x 80 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0200 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris dark and dreadful grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm 60 x 80 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0201 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris dark ashen grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm 60 x 80 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0202 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris dark grey bordered with white 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm 60 x 80 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0203 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON & POUL GERNES - Checklist
    signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0216 Hallway right side from the top BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris lightish grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0211 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris spotted grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0215 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris heavy grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0206 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris light grey becoming greyer and greyer 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0209 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris dark and dreadful grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0201 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris ragged grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0214 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris yellowish grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0217 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey Colours in the Work of William Morris grey 2006 Glicee print on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper paper 23 5 8 x 31 1 2 inches 60 x 80 cm framed 24 13 16 x 32 11 16 inches 63 x 83 cm edition of 6 work is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity BAN 0204 BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON Grey

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - BIRGIR ANDRÉSSON & POUL GERNES - Press Release
    work In lieu of pictorial references these portraits contain only descriptive text viewers are expected to call up their own images of the individuals painted by Andrésson In many of his works Andrésson created a fictional Icelandic color system Pantone formulas supposedly derived from colors found in the natural environment Andrésson s language can either be purely descriptive or cryptic and inscrutable but in most cases the text is suffused with the artist s trademark wry humor Two of Andrésson s expansive site specific wall paintings are included in the exhibition the show s title is derived from one as well as works on paper from the Noise from the Dictionary series in which the artist represents written words in their phonetically spelled form Gernes eschewed a traditional family life and notions of a formal studio environment painting instead at his kitchen table This exhibition includes early historically significant works from some of Gernes s most important series including the stripe and dot paintings These paintings rarely exhibited in the U S are shown here in great depth for the first time The stripe and dot series both from the 1960s consist of seemingly endless color combinations Using only industrially available paint and masonite as the support these paintings suggest the more mechanical qualities of abstraction in their random variations but actually have a unique sense of the artist s hand at work This randomness is seen not just in the execution of the paintings but also in their display Gernes insisted that there were no prescriptions for their arrangement or sequence allowing patterns or rhythms to develop by chance A contemporary of Joseph Beuys Gernes whose work was featured in a Beuys performance in 1966 was cognizant of the German artist s theory of social sculpture and an artist

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Robert Mapplethorpe - Selected Works
    x 38 7 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1293 Selected by Washington participant Phillip Prioleau 1984 gelatin silver print image 19 1 4 x 14 inches 48 9 x 35 6 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1325 1 Selected by New York participant White Gauze 1984 gelatin silver print image 15 1 4 x 15 3 8 inches 38 7 x 39 1 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1329 Selected by Pennsylvania participant Ken Moody 1985 printed 2011 gelatin silver print image 19 x 15 1 8 inches 48 3 x 38 4 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1538 Selected by New Hampshire participant Hand in Fire 1985 printed 2006 gelatin silver print image 10 x 10 inches 25 4 x 25 4 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1577 Selected by Illinois participant Bill T Jones 1985 gelatin silver print image 19 1 8 x 15 1 4 inches 48 6 x 38 7 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1595 Selected by Alabama participant Willem de Kooning 1986 printed 1990 gelatin silver print image 19 1 4 x 19 inches 48 9 x 48 3 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1629 Selected by Alaska participant Flowers 1986 gelatin silver print image 19 1 4 x 19 1 4 inches 48 9 x 48 9 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1636 Selected by Kentucky participant Urn with Fruit 1987 dye transfer print image 18 3 4 x 18 1 2 inches 47 6 x 47 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm edition of 7 with 1 AP MAP DT1776 Selected by Montana participant Lindsay Key 1985 printed 2011 gelatin silver print image 19 x 15 1 4 inches 48 3 x 38 7 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1888 Selected by Nebraska participant Sonia and Tracy 1988 gelatin silver print image 19 1 4 x 19 1 4 inches 48 9 x 48 9 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1944 Selected by Georgia participant Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri 1988 gelatin silver print image 22 7 8 x 19 1 4 inches 48 9 x 48 9 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1954 Selected by South Dakota participant Prev Prev of Next Next Back to Artist Aira 1979 gelatin silver print image 13 7 8 x 13 7 8 inches 35 x 35 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 51x 41 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 226 Selected by South Carolina participant Charles Tennant 1978 printed 2007 gelatin silver print image 14 x 14 inches 35 6 x 35 6 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 234 Selected by Louisiana participant Winter Landscape 1979 printed 2006 gelatin silver print image 13 7 8 x 13 7 8 inches 35 x 35 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 51x 41 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 287 Selected by Indiana participant Nick Marden 1980 printed 2010 gelatin silver print image 14 x 13 7 8 inches 35 6 x 35 2 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 15 with 3 APs MAP 386 Selected by Tennessee participant Lisa Lyon 1980 gelatin silver print image 13 7 8 x 13 7 8 inches 35 2 x 35 2 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 15 with 2 APs MAP 456 Selected by Wisconsin participant Alistair Butler 1980 gelatin silver print image 13 7 8 x 14 inches 35 2 x 35 6 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 15 with 3 APs MAP 460 Selected by Arkansas participant Dan S 1980 printed 1994 gelatin silver print image 17 7 8 x 14 inches 45 4 x 35 6 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 15 with 3 APs MAP 528 Selected by Colorado participant Sebastian and Nda 1981 gelatin silver print image 14 x 14 inches 35 6 x 35 6 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 15 with 3 APs MAP 551 Selected by Nevada participant Children Puerto Rico 1981 gelatin silver print Image 15 1 4 x 15 5 8 inches 38 7 x 39 7 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 595 Selected by Mississippi participant Vincent 1981 gelatin silver print image 15 x 15 inches 38 1 x 38 1 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 604 Selected by Florida participant William Burroughs 1981 gelatin silver print image 19 x 15 inches 48 3 x 38 1 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 51x 41 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 606 Selected by Arizona participant Hands 1981 printed 2011 gelatin silver print image 14 x 11 inches 35 6 x 27 9 cm paper 20 x 16

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Robert Mapplethorpe - Checklist
    x 40 6 cm framed 25 x 24 3 4 inches 63 5 x 62 9 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 2 10 MAP 595 2 Selected by Mississippi participant Gallery 2 east wall Lisa Lyon 1982 printed 2010 gelatin silver print image 15 1 8 x 15 inches 38 4 x 38 1 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 25 1 4 x 24 inches 64 1 x 61 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 4 10 MAP 814 4 Selected by Wyoming participant Danger Pericolo 1983 gelatin silver print image 15 1 4 x 15 1 4 inches 38 7 x 38 7 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 25 x 24 inches 63 5 x 61 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 3 10 MAP 1169 3 Selected by Oregon participant Hallway right side Nick Marden 1980 printed 2010 gelatin silver print image 14 x 13 7 8 inches 35 6 x 35 2 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 29 1 4 x 28 1 2 inches 74 3 x 72 4 cm edition of 15 with 3 APs 9 15 MAP 386 9 Selected by Tennessee participant Charles Tennant 1978 printed 2007 gelatin silver print image 14 x 14 inches 35 6 x 35 6 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 25 1 8 x 24 1 2 inches 63 8 x 62 2 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 5 10 MAP 234 5 Selected by Louisiana participant Main gallery counter clockwise from right north wall Sonia and Tracy 1988 gelatin silver print image 19 1 4 x 19 1 4 inches 48 9 x 48 9 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm framed 30 x 29 1 4 inches 76 2 x 74 3 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 3 10 MAP 1944 3 Selected by Georgia participant Aira 1979 top gelatin silver print image 13 7 8 x 13 7 8 inches 35 x 35 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 51x 41 cm framed 24 1 4 x 23 1 8 inches 61 6 x 58 7 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 1 10 MAP 226 1 Selected by South Carolina participant Lisa Lyon 1980 bottom gelatin silver print image 15 1 8 x 15 1 4 inches 38 4 x 38 7 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 25 1 4 x 24 inches 64 1 x 61 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 2 10 MAP 833 2 Selected by Kansas participant Main gallery west wall Tulips 1987 gelatin silver print image 19 1 4 x 23 inches 48 9 x 58 4 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm framed 33 x 28 inches 83 8 x 71 1 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1732 Selected by Idaho participant Sonia Resika 1988 gelatin silver print image 23 x 19 1 4 inches 58 4 x 48 9 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 51 cm framed 39 1 4 x 29 1 2 inches 99 7 x 74 9 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1871 Selected by Texas participant Orchid 1987 dye transfer print image 22 1 2 x 22 1 4 inches 57 2 x 56 5 cm paper 24 x 30 inches 61 x 76 2 cm framed 34 1 2 x 33 1 2 inches 87 6 x 85 1 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP DT1802 Selected by Maryland participant Lisa Marie Torso 1987 gelatin silver print image 23 x 19 inches 58 4 x 48 3 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm framed 36 1 4 x 31 1 4 inches 92 1 x 79 4 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs MAP 1816 Selected by Ohio participant Calla Lily 1989 gelatin silver print image 18 3 4 x 18 5 8 inches 47 6 x 47 3 cm paper 24 x 20 inches 61 x 50 8 cm framed 32 1 2 x 31 1 2 inches 82 6 x 80 cm edition of 7 with 1 AP Vintage print MAP DT1836 Selected by New Jersey participant Lisa Lyon 1981 gelatin silver print image 19 1 4 x 15 1 4 inches 48 9 x 38 7 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 26 x 20 inches 66 x 50 8 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 2 10 MAP 1009 2 Selected by Iowa participant William Burroughs 1981 gelatin silver print image 19 x 15 inches 48 3 x 38 1 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 51x 41 cm framed 28 1 4 x 27 3 8 inches 71 8 x 69 5 cm edition of 10 with 2 APs 8 10 MAP 606 8 Selected by Arizona participant Lisa Lyon 1980 gelatin silver print image 13 7 8 x 13 7 8 inches 35 2 x 35 2 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 29 x 28 1 2 inches 73 7 x 72 4 cm edition of 15 with 3 APs 1 15 MAP 456 1 Selected by Wisconsin participant Main gallery south wall Alistair Butler 1980 gelatin silver print image 13 7 8 x 14 inches 35 2 x 35 6 cm paper 20 x 16 inches 50 8 x 40 6 cm framed 25 1 4 x 24 inches 64 1 x 61 cm edition of 15 with 3 APs 7 15 MAP 460 7 Selected by Arkansas participant Lisa Lyon 1982 gelatin silver print image 19 x 15 1 4 inches 48 3 x 38 7 cm paper 20 x

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Robert Mapplethorpe - Press Release
    000 images in Mapplethorpe s oeuvre that resonated with them personally While some participants may have already been familiar with Mapplethorpe s work some were not Each image included in the exhibition will be accompanied by a text that explains why the participant who selected it found it to be meaningful Robert Mapplethorpe is undoubtedly one of the most talented prolific and controversial contemporary American artists Before his untimely death in 1989 he created a remarkable body of work that is unrivaled in breadth and scope This exhibition will offer a unique opportunity to see two portraits emerge While the exhibition primarily affords a fresh look at Mapplethorpe and his practice it also offers a portrait of the tastes and concerns of the exhibition s curators everyday Americans The fifty Americans were invited to participate in the project by a variety of means as diverse as internet advertising cold calling and friends of friends of friends They range in age from their 20s to one individual who is over 100 they live in both rural and urban settings and work as various professions such as a rancher a business analyst a salesperson a rabbi and an IT engineer Each participant made his or her image selection based on individual interests and aesthetics creating a demographic snapshot of America that reminds us of what a uniquely diverse country the United States is with room for countless differing opinions and tastes 50 Americans will present a new perspective on Mapplethorpe whose artistic practice was shaped by the social cultural and political agendas of his time It will serve as a visual sociological survey demonstrating how Mapplethorpe s oeuvre is regarded today shedding light on current cultural tastes and points of view and revealing the power of Mapplethorpe s enduring legacy Robert Mapplethorpe

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  • Sean Kelly Gallery - Robert Mapplethorpe - Selected Press
    Robert Mapplethorpe 50 Americans Flavorpill online May 6 2011 View PDF 207 K Robert Mapplethorpe 50 Americans Artnet May 6 2011 View PDF 218 K Robert Mapplethorpe Eine Gute Wahl German Vogue com May 6 2011 View PDF 751 K Michals Susan Photos Bruce Weber and Ingrid Sischy on Robert Mapplethorpe s Legacy Vanity Fair View PDF 1 9 MB New York What Robert Mapplethorpe Means in 2011 Departures Dispatch

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