Last fall I reviewed Lisa Kereszi's book, Fantasies.
Burlesque continues to inspire visual artists, as it always has!
There is a new interview with Lisa at Photoeye, one of my favorite photography websites.
Also, Lisa's photo of my roommate, Julie Atlas Muz (who is a visual artist as well as one of everybody's favorite burlesque performers, is in a new exhibition.
The exhibition's press release:
Sexy and the City
New York Photographs
July 9, 2009August 28, 2009
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Sexy and the City, a summer group
show on view from Thursday, July 9, through Friday, August 28, 2009.
Sexy and the City shows the alluring, romantic and sometimes scandalous side
of New York¹s people and places. Capturing private, intimate moments and
blatant displays of sexuality, these photographs span the decades from the
1940s to the present day, taken in landmark locations like the Brooklyn
Bridge and in the quiet, out-of-the-way corners of the city.
From Alfred Eisenstaedt¹s iconic image of a kissing couple in Times Square
on V-J Day, 1945, to Nan Goldin¹s drag queen on an anonymous New York street
in the 1990s, from Garry Winogrand¹s topless woman surrounded by a crowd in
Central Park to the homosexual couples photographed by Alvin Baltrop in the
seclusion of the West Side piers, Sexy and the City celebrates diverse views
of New York City passion.
Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Merry Alpern, Will
Anderson, Diane Arbus, Alvin Baltrop, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt,
Mitch Epstein, Louis Faurer, Leonard Freed, Nan Goldin, Gail Albert Halaban,
Charles Harbutt, Lisa Kereszi, André Kertész, Arthur Leipzig, Leon
Levinstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Tod Papageorge, Frank Paulin,
Anton Perich, Charles Traub, Arthur Tress, Weegee, Ryan Weideman, and Garry
This show is part of the citywide exhibition NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHS. A number
of galleries specializing in photography have joined forces to present over
a dozen gallery shows this summer featuring views and perspectives on New
York City. Other participating galleries include Bonni Benrubi, Danziger
Projects, Deborah Bell, Edwynn Houk, Howard Greenberg, Hasted Hunt, Janet
Borden, Laurence Miller, Pace/MacGill, Robert Mann, Julie Saul, and Yancey
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Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for burlesquedaily.blogspot.com.