Only two days left
for George Dureau’s exhibition in New York City!!
Highter Pictures presents “Black”, the first New York solo exhibition by George Dureau (B. 1930 New Orleans). The exhibition consists of fifteen photographs from 1973 – 1986 whose subjects are black males, all New Orleans locals.
by Roberta Smith
on July 21st 2012“The first New York exhibition of George Dureau’s black-and-white photographs, mostly of bare-chested or nude young men, is long overdue. Mr. Dureau, who was born in New Orleans in 1930 and has lived most of his life there, began taking them in the early 1970s. The photographs were partly intended as studies for his figurative paintings, which they tend to overshadow.” “The 15 prints on view here concentrate exclusively on young black men, among them Short Sonny, a dwarf who sometimes favors turbans, and Alphonse Dotson, a former tackle for the Oakland Raiders, whose powerful upper torso and head are seen from the side as he looks slightly upward, open yet somehow resolute.”
George Dureau: Black 1973-1986
980 Madison Avenue and 76th Street
Through Friday, July 13th 2012
For more information on this exhibition, visit: http://higherpictures.com/Default.aspx
For the complete New York Times article, go to: http://nyti.ms/PNblzT