La Petite Mort shows its Collection (NSFW)

If you’re in Canada, you can’t miss this opportunity! If you’re not, check them at La Petite Mort Gallery.

La Petite Mort Gallery is making a special photography sale in Collaboration with SPAO / School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa

from May 30 – June 5, 2014
Photographic Print Sale:
Friday May 30 / 6 – 9pm

Curated by Katie Lawson, Shelby Lisk, Adam Barbu & Guy Berube.

 

Featured Photographers:
Andres Serrano, Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Doisneau, Randal Levenson, Gonzalo Benard, Larry Clark, Henri Cartier-bresson, Slava Mogutin, Suzanne Opton, Mathieu Laverdiere, Lorraine Gilbert, Valerie Burton, Marion Bordier, Eve Fowler, Jules de Niverville, Whitney Lewis-Smith, Lynne Anderson, Pedro Izstin, Tony Fouhse, Maks Wellington, Michal Opalski, Peter Sramek, Ulysses Castellanos, Devin Elijah, Joao Canziani, Remi Theriault, Osheen Harruthoonyan, Drasko Bogdanovic, Michelle Wilson, Geoff Brown, David Barbour, Dina Goldstein, Inked Kenny, Angelina McCormick, Sarah Schorlemer, Clive Cretney, Bruce Eves, Marion Bordier, Karla Griffin and Jordan Schwab, Inked Kenny, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, David J. Romero, Benjy Russel, Cristobal Traslavina & Anonymous Prints.

This way, La Petite Mort Gallery offers a one-time-only sale of exclusive photographic works from its private collection.

After years of building one of the most significant early collections of photography, art dealer and patron Sam Wagstaff sold his complete archives and began collecting rare American silver. As La Petite Mort Gallery looks toward a new chapter of development, this sale works in the spirit of Wagstaff – as a means to clear a path for other possibilities. The idea of a ‘collection’ as locator of the past holds within it the possibility to begin again – to refresh and renew.

For exhibiting purposes only, the show will include works by internationally celebrated artists including Andres Serrano, Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke-White, Slava Mogutin, and more. In addition LPM will be presenting an exclusive series of limited edition prints by Marcus Leatherdale that includes portraits of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Leigh Bowery, Madonna, Iman and Robert Mapplethorpe taken during the eighties in NYC.

The specially curated selection of work centres on themes of desire, loss, being and having – in isolation and excess, between the abstract and the real. In short, it extends on possibility of knowing oneself, others and the worlds that surround.

To collect is to attempt to situate memory, to archive desire, and to better understand the histories in which we navigate. In re-reading the past, we view the present, and in effect, lean towards new futures.

Access to these works is extremely rare. This is a do-not-miss-out opportunity from which to take full advantage.

Barbara Bennett by Randal Levenson

Barbara Bennett by Randal Levenson

Calle Cuauhtemoctzin by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Calle Cuauhtemoctzin by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Faggot by Inked Kenny

Faggot by Inked Kenny

Hand by Osheen Harruthoonyan

Hand by Osheen Harruthoonyan

Solder Claxton by Suzanne Opton

Solder Claxton by Suzanne Opton

Walter or Scars from William by Devin Elijah

Walter or Scars from William by Devin Elijah

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Moby Dick by Jesse Burke

Moby Dick by Jesse Burke

Untitled by David J Romero

Untitled by David J Romero

Woman in park by Diane Arbus

Woman in park by Diane Arbus

The Bird and the Wolf by Gonzalo Benard

The Bird and the Wolf by Gonzalo Benard

Warhol by Marcus Leatherdale

Warhol by Marcus Leatherdale

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