Ashkan Sahihi: The New York Years

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Ashkan Sahihi: The New York Years

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Ashkan Sahihi: The New York Years
to Wed 23 Dec 2020
Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

The MCLAUGHLIN Gallery announces the representation of Mr. Ashkan Sahihi and presents his first solo exhibition with the gallery. THE NEW YORK YEARS will also be available as a book from MCLAUGHLIN.

Artworks

Arnulf Rainer, 1998

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Big Daddy Kane, 1991

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Carsten Und Olaf Nicolai, 1997

Archival Pigment Print
60 × 75 cm
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Nick Cave, 1989

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Iman, 1998

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Jenny Holzer, 1990

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Irvine Welsh, 1996

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Joan Didion, 1992

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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John Cage, 1990

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Chuck D, 2003

Archival Pigment Print
60 × 75 cm
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Frank Stella, 1994

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Solange Knowles, 2013

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Walther Matthau And Billy Wilder, 1989

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Paul Auster, 1990

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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Louise Bourgois, 2005

Archival Pigment Print
75 × 60 cm
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In 40 atmospheric and intimate photographic portraits, Sahihi shows icons from art and culture in his personal life in New York City and captures special moments of contemplation, reflection and conversation outside of his public life.

In addition to contemporary art greats such as Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Frank Stella, Sahihi has portrayed various actors such as Dennis Hopper and Willem Dafoe, celebrated authors and thinkers such as Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt and legendary musicians such as John Cage, Solange, Philip Glass, Curtis Mayfield and the Wu-Tang clan.

Sahihi allows us to see the person behind the face, often famous, sometimes as close as a family member. The selected photographs of some of the greatest personalities of the thriving New York cultural scene of the 1980s and 1990s come from Sahihi’s extensive archive which is being exhibited for the first time. His portraits illuminate cultural attitudes and shape the collective perception of New York City as an international cultural capital that we all admire as a place that offers the freedom to transcend creative boundaries – and the boundaries of the arts.

Ashkan Sahihi, born in Tehran, Iran, in 1963, lived and worked in New York from 1987 to 2014. As an internationally renowned photographer, he captures the intimacy and sacred silence of a moment in his portraits. His work has been shown internationally in several solo exhibitions, e.g. at MoMA PS1, New York; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Voies Off Arles Photo Festival, Arles; as well as in several group exhibitions, e.g. in MACRO Testaccio, Rome and Akademie der Künste, Berlin and published in magazines such as New York Times Magazine, New Yorker and Vogue. Ashkan Sahihi lives and works in Berlin today.

Photo © Werner Huthmacher

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