"Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village"

Nobody did more than Fred W. McDarrah to save Greenwich Village in our collective visual memory. Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village features over 130 rare and iconic vintage prints spanning the years 1958 to 1979.  McDarrah (1926 - 2007) was the first picture editor and only staff photographer at The Village Voice for decades. He photographed artists, writers, musicians, and actors who frequented the bars, theaters, art galleries, and cafes in Greenwich Village. He documented political rallies, gay rights, feminism, and the anti-war movement. In a style simple and direct McDarrah created street and studio portraits of downtown luminaries, local politicians and bohemian celebrities that were often definitive. 

Subjects include cultural icons such as: Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman, Alice Neel, Yayoi Kusama, John Cage, Norman Mailer, Tennessee Williams, Susan Sontag, Harold Pinter, Woody Allen, Jack Smith, both Dustin and Abbie Hoffman and Hans Hofmann, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, theVelvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Ed Koch, John Lindsay, and Robert Moses.

Exhibition: Through March 8th
Steven Kasher Gallery
521 W. 23rd Street 
Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM
212 966 3978
 
 

 

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