The Hollywood Suites
The Hollywood Suites by Steve Kahn. First Edition. First Impression. 275 from an edition of 350 signed numbered slipcased copies. Signed by Steve Kahn to a label tipped into the back cover. No markings. The book is in new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Hollywood Suites
The images in Steve Kahn’s enigmatic The Hollywood Suites were all made in run-down apartments between the years 1974 and 1976. As a result, they are provocative and haunting, they were the subject of solo exhibitions on the West Coast and in Europe during that decade and included in noted group exhibitions such as Exposing: Photographic Definitions at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1976 and The Altered Photograph at P.S.1 in New York in 1979. The series divides into two groups of pictures. The Hollywood Suites (nudes) features sexually charged pictures of young women, often partially clad and sometimes cropped. In The Hollywood Suites (mirrors, windows and doors), Kahn concentrated on architectural interiors, making arresting use of windows and doors. The images themselves are grainy and offer an unnaturally sharp contrast between darks and lights. Select examples feature doorways embellished with geometric patterns done in twine.
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