Past Exhibition

BOJORQUEZ, FINK, GOTTFRIED, MERMELSTEIN, RODRIGUEZ, SALGADO, SHABAZZ, TROSSBACH, ZOWNIR

7 December 2019 - 30 January 2020

Opening:
Friday, December 6, 2019, 6 – 9 pm

Galerie Bene Taschen presents a wide selection of its represented artists. The Group Show combines photographic perspectives from its international programme together with photorealistic paintings by Charlotte Trossbach. The displayed works range from the mid 1970s up to 2019.

Gregory Bojorquez grew up in East Los Angeles and began his career photographing his friends and neighbors. After gaining the trust of LA’s notorious street gangs, he became the documentarian of this world.

Born in 1972 in Los Angeles. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Larry Fink’s is working as a photographer for over fifty-five years. His works were displayed in numerous institutions as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art and The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. The displayed prints show the glamorous life of the rich and famous.

Born in 1941 in Brooklyn. Lives and works in Pennsylvania.

Arlene Gottfried grew up in Brooklyn’s boroughs where she began to photograph its people. Working in the media, she explored other quarters and caught unique human and urban portraits.

Born in 1950 († 2017) in New York. She lived and worked in New York.

Jeff Mermelstein stays unnoticed while taking photos of his subjects. He has photographed street life in New York City extensively.

Born in 1957 in New York. Lives and works in New York.

To earn a living Joseph Rodriguez used to work as a cab driver in New York back in the 80ies. As waiting for a fair in front of clubs, in the garage or driving his clients, Rodriguez glimpses at the other, the invisible or demonized side of New York’s population.

Born in 1951 in New York. Lives and works in New York.

In the spirit of street photography, Jamel Shabazz’s works document passengers on the popular New York transit system, capturing their fashion, moods, and travelling companions.

Born in 1960 in Brooklyn. Lives and works in New York.

In October 2019, Sebastião Salgado has been awarded with the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. His work takes him to critical regions around the world, where he makes the unseen visible. Through his serial work he can develop his ideas into projects that he sometimes works on for decades, such as Genesis and Exodus.

Born in 1944 in Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives and works in Paris.

Charlotte Trossbach photorealistic images seek beauty in the superficial and fleeting. Her motifs depict everyday things, such as pleasurable products or consumer goods, which are painstakingly replicated on canvas in elaborate photographic aesthetics.

Born in 1985 in Mainz. Lives and works in Cologne.

Miron Zownir has been regarded as one of the most radical contemporary photographers for almost 40 years. His photographs depict the underbelly of society: drug addicts, homeless, prostitutes, and petty thieves, offering penetrating views into their various subcultures.

Born in 1953 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin.

 

The exhibition features works by

Gregory Bojorquez

Larry Fink

Arlene Gottfried

Jeff Mermelstein

Joseph Rodriguez

Sebastião Salgado

Jamel Shabazz

Charlotte Trossbach

Miron Zownir

Image: © Sebastião Salgado, Xingu, Mato Grosso, Brazil 2005, Silver gelatin print

 

Blaze it, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Handball, Montebello Park, 1998

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1998
25 x 20 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Summertime, 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1999
20 x 25 cm (8 x 10 in.)

Under the Broadwalk, Coney Island, New York 1976

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1976
27,9 x 35,6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

Woman wearing Sneakers, Coney Island 1976

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 1976
27,9 x 35,6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

Cecilia at Home Bologna Italy, May 23, 2018

Archival pigment print
55 x 43 cm (22 x 17 in.)

George Plimpton, Jared Paul Stern, and Cameron Richardson,
Fashion Shoot Elaine’s, January 1999

Vintage silver gelatin print, printed 2000
55 x 43 cm (22 x 17 in.)

New York City 1995

Chromogenetic color print, printed 1999
Edition of 15
40 x 50 cm (16 x 20 in.)

New York City 1997

Chromogenetic color print, printed 1999
Edition of 15
40 x 50 cm (16 x 20 in.)

TAXI Series: 14th Street & West Side Highway.
That’s the back of the Anvil.
These guys would come outside to take a leak. And of course they’re having a conversation,
so who knows what happened after that, NY 1984

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

TAXI Series: Hell’s Kitchen, NY 1984

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

TAXI Series: Meatpacking District, Greenwich Village, 1984

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

TAXI Series: Staten Island, 1984

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

TAXI Series: Family going to church on a Sunday morning, NY 1984

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

TAXI Series: New Jersey, NY 1984

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

TAXI Series: Lunch hour, Kips Bay, 1984

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
30,5 x 40,6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

Xingu, Mato Grosso, Brazil 2005

Silver gelatin print
50 x 60 cm (20 x 24 in.)

Mexico, 1980

Silver gelatin print
60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in.)

Iceberg between the Paulet Island
and the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica , 2005

Silver gelatin print
90 x 125 cm (36 x 50 in.)

Churchgate Station, Bombay, India, 1995

Silver gelatin print
60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in.)

Fireball, Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait, 1991

Silver gelatin print
50 x 60 cm (20 x 24 in.)

Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, Brazil 1986

Silver gelatin print
90 x 60 cm (35 x 24 in.)

All ears, NYC 1980

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 9 plus 2 AP
28 x 35 cm (11 x 14 in.)

If it concerns you, Brooklyn, NYC 1980

 

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 9 plus 2 AP
28 x 35 cm (11 x 14 in.)

Stockholm lipsticks, 2019

Oil on canvas
100 x 140 cm (39 x 55 in.)

Toffifee VII, 2019

Oil on canvas
60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in.)

Lebkuchenherz, 2019

Oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm (16 x 20 in.)

Berlin 1980

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 13 plus 2 AP
40,6 x 30,5 cm (16 x 12 in.)

Berlin 1980

Silver gelatin print
Edition of 13 plus 2 AP
40,6 x 30,5 cm (16 x 12 in.)