Photography: an artists’ liaison

David Lynch
David Lynch

When you think about artists such as David Lynch, William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol combined, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? The Photographer’s Gallery in London may have an answer.

Paying a certain homage to a film director, a writer and an visual artist at the same time is a tricky thing. Especially when you’re paying homage to a type of art those three are not really famous for. Now Londoners can see some of their amazing photographs in the Photographer’s Gallery.

Just like in (almost) all of his films, David Lynch is more enigmatic than pragmatic. Similarities between his black and white photographs and films are almost inevitable, with just a glance of dark labyrinthine haunting frames. Shot mostly in Germany, Poland, New York, New Jersey and England , photographs are followed by one of Lynch’s sound installations.

William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs

As one of the most influential American writers of all time, Burroughs’ photographs are not entirely acknowledged. However, his vast photographic pieces give a deeper insight into his creativeness.

Shot mostly in the period from 1976-1987,  Andy Warhol used a repeated imagery which is carefully chosen for a special series of stitched photographs. This includes identical photographs sewed together.

Jean-Michel Basquiat in the eyes of Andy Warhol
Jean-Michel Basquiat in the eyes of Andy Warhol

 

Exhibition is open until 30th March 2014.

More information can be found here: http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/home

 

 

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