Lou Reed- Snapper

Lou Reed, Snapper, 2005

38 1/2 x 28 in.

Archival pigment print, edition 1/9

Ebet Roberts- Patti Smith at Max's Kansas City

Ebet Roberts, Patti Smith at Max's Kansas City, May 31, 1905

Vintage gelatin silver, printed 1978, 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Christopher Thomas- Cyclone Roller Coaster

Christopher Thomas, Cyclone Roller Coaster, Coney Island, 2008

Archival digital print on Arches paper, printed 2009, 41 x 54 in.

Also available 20 x 30", edition of 25

Jim Marshall- Bob Dylan Suze Rotolo and Dave Van Ronk

Jim Marshall, Bob Dylan, Suze Rotolo and Dave Van Ronk, 6th Avenue, New York City, May 16, 1905

Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1963, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Leo Rubinfien- from the project "Wounded Cities"

Leo Rubinfien, Moscow, At the Kiev Station, from the project "Wounded Cities", 2003

Archival pigment with silkscreen varnish, printed 2013, 12 x 14 1/2 in.

Brett Weston, Storefront Window

Brett Weston, Storefront Window, New York, 1943

Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1943, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Takayuki Ogawa- Untitled

Takayuki Ogawa, Untitled, (Man wearing American flag in Central Park, New York), 1967-68

Vintage gelatin, printed 1967-68, 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Elaine Mayes- Sweet Pam and Commune Group

Elaine Mayes, Sweet Pam and Commune Group, Clayton Street, September 1, 1968

Vintage gelatin silver, printed 1968, 14 x 11 in.

Eddie Adams- Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan

Eddie Adams, Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnamese Chief of the National Police, Fires his Pistol into the Head of Suspected Viet Cong Official Nguyen Van Lem on a Saigon Street Early in the Tet Offensive, February 1, 1968

Gelatin silver, printed 2013, 16 x 20 in.

Charles Moore- Alabama Fire Department Aims High-Pressure Water Hoses at Civil Rights Demonstrators

Charles Moore, Alabama Fire Department Aims High-Pressure Water Hoses at Civil Rights Demonstrators, Birmingham Protests, 1963

Gelatin silver, printed 2007, 16 x 20 inches

Andy Warhol- Self-Portrait

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, ca. 1978

Unique Polaroid SX-70, 3 1/8 x 3 in. (7.9 x 7.6 cm)

Phyllis Galembo- Two in Fancy Dress

Phyllis Galembo, Two in Fancy Dress, Red Cross Masquerade Group, Winneba, Ghana, July 2, 1905

Ilfochrome, printed 2013, edition 1/5, 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

Mike Disfarmer- I.D. Stark and cousin Bill Stone

Mike Disfarmer, I.D. Stark and cousin Bill Stone, ca. 1940-45

Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1940-45, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.

'Velox' paper stamp on verso

im Marshall- Grace Slick & Janis Joplin

Jim Marshall, Grace Slick & Janis Joplin, May 20, 1905

Dye Transfer, printed 1998, 12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm)

Günter Grass- Wir zwei (The Two of Us)

Günter Grass, Wir zwei (The Two of Us), 1979

Etching, 19 3/4 x 25 1/2 in.

Artist's Proof

Carl Van Vechten- Marlon Brando "Streetcar Named Desire"

Carl Van Vechten, Marlon Brando, "Streetcar Named Desire", December 27, 1948

Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1948, 9 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (23.8 x 16.2 cm)

Henry Chalfant- I Love Zoo York By Ali

Henry Chalfant, I Love Zoo York By Ali, 1981

Kodak Professional Endura metallic paper, printed 2013, edition of 9, 12 x 60 in. (25.4 x 101.6 cm)

Also available as 10 x 40 in., edition of 9

Daido Moriyama- How to Create a Beautiful Picture

Daido Moriyama, How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987

Gelatin silver print, 60 x 40 in.

Printed 2014 Signed by photographer verso

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)

Miles Aldridge- Fast Cars Fast Food

Miles Aldridge, Fast Cars, Fast Food #4, 2011

C-print, 14 x 14 in.

This image is available in other sizes. Please contact gallery to confirm availability.

Irving Penn- W.H. Auden

Irving Penn, W.H. Auden, 1947-8

Vintage gelatin silver print, printed 1947-8, 10 x 8 in.


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Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years on 23rd Street

Exhibition: April 24th – May 24th, 2014
Opening Reception: April 24th, 6 – 8 PM

Mimesis [mi’mee’sis] noun

a. imitation of the real world, as by re-creating instances of human action and events or portraying objects found in nature: This movie is a mimesis of historical events.
b. basic theoretical principle in the creation of art. The word is Greek and means "imitation" (though in the sense of "re-presentation" rather than of "copying"). According to Plato, all artistic creation is a form of imitation: that which really exists (in the "world of ideas") is a type created by God; the concrete things man perceives in his existence are shadowy representations of this ideal type. Therefore, the painter, the tragedian, and the musician are imitators of an imitation, twice removed from the truth.

Slave [sleyv] noun
a. a person entirely under the domination of some influence: A slave to a drug.
b. a device that is controlled by or that duplicates the action of another similar device (the master device)

Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition surveying the more than one hundred exhibitions we organized at 521 West 23rd Street during the last nine years. While looking back, this exhibition looks forward to our move to 515 West 26th Street. The exhibition will feature photographs as well as works in other media by over fifty artists. It will juxtapose a selection of the most powerful works we have exhibited over the last decade. These will illuminate themes central to the gallery's agenda, representations of the realms of human endeavor, created under the force of powerful personal and social compulsions. Thus: Slaves of Mimesis.

The six themes:

New York Countercultures – Henry Chalfant, Hyers and Mebane, Gilles Larrain, Jim Marshall, Fred W. McDarrah, Punk Posters, Irving Penn, Anton Perich, Accra Shepp, Andy Warhol, and Weegee.

Liberation Struggles – Anonymous, Eddie Adams, Emory Douglas, David Fenton, Elaine Mayes,Fred W. McDarrah, Charles Moore, and Stephen Shames.

Glamour/Sex – Anonymous, Miles Aldridge, Danny Fitzgerald, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Josh Gosfield, Günter Grass, Roxanne Lowit, Jim Marshall, Monsieur X, Daido Moriyama, Tetsu Okukara, WingatePaine, Lawrence Schiller, Mark Seliger, and Carl van Vechten.

Street/The Public Sphere – A-Chan, Diane Arbus, Joel Grey, Josef Koudelka, Jerome Liebling, Vivian Maier, Fred W. McDarrah, Daido Moriyama, Ruth Orkin, Leo Rubinfien, Christopher Thomas, and Brett Weston.

Musicians – Richard Avedon, Danny Fields, Laura Levine, Cynthia MacAdams, Jim Marshall, Fred W.McDarrah, Punk Posters, Lou Reed, Ebet Roberts, and Carl Van Vechten.

Typological Portraits – Melissa Cacciola, Mike Disfarmer, Manuel Garcia Fernandez, Phyllis Galembo, Mugshots, and Tintypes.

Slaves of Mimesis: Nine Years on 23rd Street will be on view from April 24 – May 24, 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.