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Larry Fink

Ce qui réunit les différents essais réalisés par Larry Fink au fil des années pourrait se résumer à quelques constantes: l’attachement empathique du photographe à une omniprésente sensualité et sa capacité à capter les signes émanant des corps, l’ensemble de ceux-ci constituant un langage universel.
Jeunes beatniks sur les traces de Kerouac, membres de la gentry new-yorkaise, prolétaires bougons ou goguenards, boxeurs de l’ombre, top models, saxophonistes de génie, stars hollywoodiennes… Tous humains.
La beauté des êtres réside souvent dans les yeux de celui qui les regarde.
Et si ce regard est bienveillant, il s’agit assurément de beautiful people.

La biographie

(°1941, Brooklyn, NY)
Vit à Martin’s Creek, en Pennsylvanie
A longtemps enseigné au Bard College

Expositions personnelles (sélection)

2019
Liberty and Hoofbeats, Planches Contact 2019, Deauville, France
Unbridled Curiosity, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italie

2018
De Cordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2017
The Polarities, Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italie
Somewhere There’s Music, Cushing Gallery, Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI
The Beats and The Vanities, Armani/Silos, Milan, Italie

2016
Larry Fink: An American Life, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama City, Panama
Boxing, Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, Irlande du Nord

2015
The Beats, Savignano Immagini Festival, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italie
The Beats, box galerie, Bruxelles
The Beats, Feroz Gallery, Bonn, Allemagne
Body and Soul, Museo de Huelva, Espagne

2014
The Beats, Fotografia Festival, Rome
The Beats, Noorderlicht Fotofestival, Groningen, Pays-Bas
Body and Soul, CICUS, Sevilla, Espagne

2013
Body and Soul, Museo Pablo Gargallo, Zaragoza, Espagne
The Vanities, Sala de Exposiciones Municipal San Benito, Valladolid, Espagne
Body and Soul, Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo, A Coruña, Espagne

2012
Body and Soul, Fundacion Caja Granada, Grenade, Espagne
Body and Soul, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia, Almeria, Espagne

2011
Beautiful People, box galerie, Bruxelles
Attraction & Desire: Retrospective, Sheldon Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
The Vanities: Photographs of Hollywood parties 2000-2009, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
The Vanities & Partial Retrospective, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, LA
Larry Fink curates William Gottlieb & Larry Fink for a broad compendium of Jazz Music Images from the 40s–90s, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2010
Larry Fink. Fotografias Complejo Teatral, United States Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentine

2009
Every Moment Counts, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athènes, Grèce
Sense of Sound, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

2008
The Democrats, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Diminishing Returns, Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Larry Fink and George Grosz, Heckscher Museum, Long Island
Somewhere There’s Music, Galleria Forni, Milan
Somewhere There’s Music, Museo Alinari, Florence
Logging, The Olympic Peninsula, Lorenzelli Arte Gallery, Milan, Italy

2006
Somewhere There’s Music, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, PA
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
Somewhere There’s Music, Museum of Modern Art, Ville della Rose, Bologne, Italie

2005
Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Diminishing Returns, Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Camerawork, Berlin, Germany

2004
The Forbidden Pictures, A Political Tableau, powerHouse Gallery, New York
Social Graces, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Forbidden Pictures, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

2003
Marvin Cone Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

2002
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Time Circles: Past and Present, SK Josefsberg Studio, Portland, OR

2001
Photographs 1957-2001, galerie VU, Paris
Social Graces, Yancey Richarson Gallery, New York
Social Graces, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Runway, Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

2000
Runway, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton,NJ
Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Theater Without a Plot, Runway, Revolution Gallery, New York
Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998-99
Exposition rétrospective itinérante en France (Gap, Evry et Tourcoing)

1998
Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Centre portugais de la photographie, Porto, Portugal

1997
Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Rétrospective, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi

1995
Rétrospective, Photo Forum, Francfort, Allemagne

1994
Rétrospective, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Suisse

1993
Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Rétrospective, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
Galerie Forum, Tarragone, Espagne
Newberger Museum, Purchase, NY

1992
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989
Gallery Foto, Oslo, Norvège

1987
Rétrospective, American Cultural Center, Bruxelles
Rétrospective, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr, PA

1986
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1985
Burden Gallery, New York
Galerie Forum, Tarragone, Espagne

1984
Sander Gallery, New York

1983
Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York
Werkstatt fur Photographie der VHS Kruezberg, Berlin
1981
San Francisco Museum of Art
Kunst Museum, Düsseldorf

1980
Work Gallery, Zürich, Suisse
Light Gallery, New York

1979
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Sanders Gallery, Washington, DC
Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris
Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galerie Breiting, Berlin

1978
Sanders Gallery, Washington, DC
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

1977
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

1976
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1975
Midtown Gallery, New York

1973
Yale University School of Fine Arts, New Haven, CT

Ouvrages monographiques (sélection)

2017
Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s, Damiani, Bologna
The Polarities, L’Artiere Edizioni, Bologna
The Outpour: Women’s March on Washington, D.C., L’Artiere Edizioni, Bologna

2015
Opening the Sky, Stanley/Barker, London

2014
The Beats, powerHouse, New York / L’Artiere Edizioni, Bologna
Larry Fink: On Composition and Improvisation, Aperture, New York

2011
The Vanities, Schirmer-Mosel, Münich

2008
Night at the Met, Fotovision Books, New York
Somewhere There’s Music, Damiani Editore, Bologna

2005
Primal Elegance, Lodima Press, Revere, PA
Larry Fink, Phaidon Press, London

2004
Forbidden Pictures – 7/19/01, powerHouse Books, New York
Woolrich Roadtrip 2004, Woolrich, PA

2002
Social Graces (réédition augmentée), powerHouse Books, New York

2000
Runway, powerHouse Books, New York

1997
Boxing, powerHouse Books, New York
Fish and Wine, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

1996
Uma Cidade Assi, Camara Municipal De Matosinhos

1984
Social Graces, Aperture, New York