Larry Fink

“Social Graces“


March 22 2014.  May 17 2014 .

It is with great pleasure that Sebastiano Dell'Arte announces Six’s upcoming exhibition, March 22 to May 17, 2014. On display, seven vintage photos by Larry Fink, taken from the body of work called "Social Graces”, a series of photographs he produced in the 1970s, already the subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1979.


In Social Graces, Larry Fink examines the complexities of the social circles of the upper urban class from Manhattan compared to the blue collar working class from rural Pennsylvania. Everything is filtered through Fink’s distinguished and visual and political perspective, investigating the human interactions of such different social classes.


Larry Fink was born in Brooklyn in 1941. He grew up artistically under the early tutelage of Lisette Model and alongside working companions such as Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand. Throghout the years he has developed a unique and unusual style, anticipating, through the photographic medium, an aesthetics of art capable of influencing future generations of artists to come.


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In 2001 , for an assignmenton from The New York Times Magazine, Fink created a series of satirical color images of President George W. Bush and his cabinet (all portrayed by stand-ins) in scenes of decadent revelry modeled on paintings by old Weimar Republic era painters Max Beckmann, Otto Dix and George Grosz.


The planned publication of the series was canceled following the attacks of September 11. In the summer of 2004, though, almost three years later, the series was made accessible to the public and on display for the first time at Powerhouse Gallery in New York in a show titled “The forbidden Pictures: a Political Tableau”.

Larry Fink is currently Professor of Photography, Bard College, Annandale-on- Hudson, NY. He has previously taught Photography at other prominent schools including the School of Visual Arts (1995), Yale University School of Art (1977- 1978 and 1994), Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture (1978-1983), Parsons School of Design and New York University.

His works are part of the collection of many important and distinguished institutions such as:


Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Boston Museum of Fine Art, MA Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Foto Forum, Frankfurt, Germany

The George Gund Foundation, OH

Gov. Dept of Photography, Lisbon, Portugal High Museum of Art, GA

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Los Angeles Museum of Art, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium Museum of Modern Art, NYC

New Orleans Museum, LA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Portland Museum of Art, ME

San Francisco Museum of Art, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Seattle Museum of Art, WA

Smithsonian Museum, Washington

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Opening: Sat. March 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Galleria SIX - Via Filippino Lippi 12 - 20133 Milano | Telephone + 39 349 6680813 / + 39 338 1587721 Tuesday - Saturday 3pm - 7.30pm