Monday, July 21, 2008

Batters | Kroll | Weegee

Untitled (Next Showing) Weegee... Untitled (Next Showing) (ca. 1950s, Gelatin silver print, Stamped on back). From the exhibition Batters | Kroll | Weegee - photographs from the collection of Eric Kroll at Anna Kustera Gallery in New York. "...Widely known for his 1994 coffee table book 'Fetish Girls' published by Taschen – which has sold over 200,000 copies – Kroll particularly enjoys other photographers who share his passion, among them Elmer Batters (1919-1997) and Weegee (1899-1968), who he began collecting in the '80s and '90s, respectively. Batters, a foot-fetish pioneer starting in the 1950s, helped make the formerly closeted field of sexual interest more acceptable, even fashionable and hip. Weegee, on the other hand, who is known primarily for his tabloid photographs of New York crime scenes and urban grit, found his natural habitat in the lower depths."


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