Roxanne Lowit- Kate Moss

Roxanne Lowit, Kate Moss, Paris, 1994

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition of 11, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Roxanne Lowit, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss

Roxanne Lowit, Christy Turlington and Kate Moss, Los Angeles, 1994

Gelatin silver, printed 2013, edition of 20, 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Three Models in a Tub

Roxanne Lowit, Three Models in a Tub, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Paris, 1990

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition 2/11, 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Shalom Harlow

Roxanne Lowit, Shalom Harlow, Paris, 1995

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition of 11, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Dior Couture

Roxanne Lowit, Dior Couture, Spring 1998

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition of 11, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Dior Couture

Roxanne Lowit, Dior Couture, Spring 2004

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition of 11, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Dior Couture

Roxanne Lowit, Dior Couture, Spring 2003

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition of 11, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Dior Couture

Roxanne Lowit, Dior Couture, Fall 2000

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition of 11, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Pamela Anderson and David LaChapelle

Roxanne Lowit, Pamela Anderson and David LaChapelle, Los Angeles, 2001

Gelatin silver print, edition 14/25, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Speaking, Hearing and Seeing no Evil

Roxanne Lowit, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Speaking, Hearing and Seeing no Evil, Fasion Group Party, Plaza Hotel, New York, 1989

Gelatin silver print, edition 1/20, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Fill'er Up, Mariacarla

Roxanne Lowit, Fill'er Up, Mariacarla, Venice, 2003

Archival pigment, printed 2013, edition 2/3, 60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Isabella Rosselini

Roxanne Lowit, Isabella Rosselini, Dolce & Gabbana, Milan, Mar-95

Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1995, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Carmen Kass

Roxanne Lowit, Carmen Kass, Paris, 1998

Gelatin silver print, edition 2/25, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Jean Michel Basquiat

Roxanne Lowit, Jean Michel Basquiat, Art in Area Party, New York, 1985

Gelatin silver print, edition 3/25, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Roxanne Lowit- Iman

Roxanne Lowit, Iman, Paris, 1990

Gelatin silver, printed 2013, edition of 20, 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)

PRESS RELEASE

Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous

Exhibition: December 12th, 2013 – January 18th, 2014
Opening Reception: December 12th, 6 – 8 PM

Steven Kasher Gallery is honored to welcome Roxanne Lowit among its represented artists with the exhibition Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous. This mini-retrospective will include over 40 vintage and modern black and white photographs and over 20 large-scale color photographs.

Roxanne Lowit is a premier photographer of the strange world of the rich, famous and beautiful. Her work provides the most in-depth coverage of backstage fashion over the last four decades. In the 1970s and 80s, Lowit was one of the first fashion photographers allowed entrée behind the scenes, elevating the snapshot to high art with her 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. 

Karl Lagerfeld calls Lowit “fashion’s historian… a witness to the marriage of vanity and fame.” Whether jet setting to Paris or up until dawn in New York, Lowit reveals the magic and madness beneath the glamour and glitz. In her book People: Life After Dark, Lowit writes that she developed a “non-judgmental empathy.” Lagerfeld comments that she “overexposes her subjects while remaining under-exposed.” He calls her “a visual confidant to whom all is revealed.” Lowit never demands a pose – instead her subjects flirt, coax, beckon and reveal. The camera is a source of pleasure for both Lowit and her subjects.

Lowit’s subjects include 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 documents the magical transformation of men in makeup and the spectacular pageantry of John Galliano’s decadent clothing in her signature close-up style.

Roxanne Lowit has photographed for publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times. Her publications include Moments (Vendome Press, 1993), People: Life After Dark (Assouline, 2001), and Roxanne Lowit: Backstage Dior (teNeues, 2009). She began her career in fashion photography after an offer to shoot a fashion show in Paris from the SoHo News. Prior to her work as a photographer, she was a textile designer in New York. Lowit graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous will be on view December 12th through January 18th, 2014. Steven Kasher Gallery is located at 521 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. For more information about the exhibition and all other general inquiries, please contact Maya Piergies, 212 966 3978, maya@stevenkasher.com.