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Continuing its partnership with Ars Libri (500 Harrison Ave), the Robert Klein Gallery (38 Newbury St) will exhibit photography portfolios in the Ars Libri space July 6 through August 31. Themed series presented in book or portfolio form by four contemporary photographers and several twentieth century photographers will be on display, running the gamut from self-portraits to documentary landscape photographs. The exhibition, By the Book, will open with a reception on Friday, July 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 during the South End's First Friday.
By the Book will look at the obsessive and often narrative structure of photography portfolios. Individual portfolio prints by twentieth century photographers Aaron Siskind, Mario Giacomelli and Eliot Porter will be on view in addition to selections from The Hope Chest, Cig Harvey's 2010 collection of images and text, and the White Underpants Portfolio by Massachusetts-based photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Images from photographer Jeff Brouws' Partially Painted Pick-ups Portfolio will also be exhibited alongside a group of Wendy Burton's prints of empty birds' nests.
ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY
38 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Closed Saturdays from July 4 through Labor Day
500 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Closed Saturdays in August
The Robert Klein Gallery was established in 1980 and ranks among the world's most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. Participating in international art fairs such as Paris Photo, Art Miami, and The AIPAD Photography Show New York, the Robert Klein Gallry provides its contemporary artists with international exposure while exhibiting works by recognized masters such as Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Irving Penn. The Gallery maintains an extensive and ever-changing inventory of nineteenth century, twentieth century, and contemporary photographs. With 40 combined years of experience and a profound knowledge base, the gallery staff is committed to serving a resource for both novice and seasoned collectors.
Ars Libri, the internationally renowned rare bookdealer in the field of art, architecture, and photography, continues to show changing selections from its stock in its gallery at 500 Harrison Avenue. These include rare illustrated books, photographs, posters, and documents of Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, Pop, Fluxus, and other modern art movements, as well as Renaissance and Baroque architectural treatises, Islamic manuscripts, nineteenth-century photographs, and classic livres d'artiste by Picasso and Matisse.
(top) JEFF BROUWS, Partially Painted Pick-ups Portfolio, 1993-2006
(middle left) ELIOT PORTER, Gray's Arch, Red River Gorge, Kentucky (from the portfolio Certain
Passages), April 16, 1968
(middle right) ELIOT PORT, Apples, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine (from the portfolio Certain
(bottom) CIG HARVEY, The Hope Chest Artist's Book, 2010
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