The Hollywood Suites – Special Edition by Steve Kahn. Special edition. Large format hardback in new condition. The print edition comes in a clamshell box. Signed by Steve Kahn. Also, includes two signed and numbered (14/25) archival pigment prints. Edition of 25. Size of prints – 35cm x 26cm. Actual image sizes – 24cm x 19cm. No markings. This is a new book. 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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