Select Images from Mark Seliger’s Extraordinary Portfolio
at Chase Contemporary Galleries, May 17 – July 4, 2018
“He has spent 30 years deftly rendering some of the most elusive icons of popular culture. In a new retrospective book, Vanity Fair portraitist Mark Seliger focuses in on his personal best.” —Vanity Fair
WHAT: Select photographs by iconic American photographer Mark Seliger, chosen from his extraordinary portfolio showcased in his new book MARK SELIGER PHOTOGRAPHS (Abrams; May 2018; $75.00), with an interview by American film producer, writer, and director Judd Apatow. Seliger has captured some of the most memorable, seminal, and critically acclaimed images featuring the most famous and influential faces of our time, including Kurt Cobain, Nelson Mandela, Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Springsteen, David Byrne, Matthew Barney, Jennifer Lawrence, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay-Z, Misty Copeland, Amy Schumer, and Paul McCartney.
WHO: Mark Seliger is a preeminent American photographer. Described by Marlon James as a “storyteller first, he defies the notion that a photograph is not supposed to move. Whether capturing a big star about to supernova, a living legend coming down to mortal size, or an unknown kid on Christopher Street finally finding himself by putting on a dress, Seliger ignites his images with kinetic energy and excitement — even when the subject is completely still.”
Seliger began working for Rolling Stone in 1987 and served as its chief photographer from 1992 to 2001. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, ELLE, GQ, Vogue Italia, The New Yorker, Purple, and in museums and galleries worldwide.
WHEN: Press opening: May 16, 7pm – 9pm
Open to the public: May 17 – July 4; Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm (everyday)
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