Brooklyn Boys at NY Photo Show, April 11 & 12

BB_CoverBigKugels Photographic will have signed copies of their book Brooklyn Boys: Danny Fitzgerald & Les Demi Dieux, as well as several of Fitzgerald’s vintage photographs, at the annual New York Photo Show at the Lighthouse, April 11th and 12th.

Come meet “the guys” of BigKugels Photographic who wrote and edited the recently released 160-page fine art book on Fitzgerald’s work, at the fastest growing multi-exhibitor spring photography show in New York.

Bring your copy of Brooklyn Boys to have it signed, or purchase a signed copy at the show.

You may also peruse a selection of 8-by-10 and 11-by-14-inch vintage prints that will not be available in at AIPAD.

The two-day NY Photo Show takes place at the Lighthouse Conference Center, located at 111 East 59th Street, in New York City, between Park and Lexington Avenues.

To learn more about the the NY Photo Show, visit usphotoshows.com.

 

 

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Danny Fitzgerald at AIPAD, April 10 to 13

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Photo: Louis as a Michelangelo “ignudi.”

The Steven Kasher Gallery will feature works by Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux at The Association of International Photography Art Dealers’ annual photography show at the Park Avenue Armory, April 10th to 13th.

The AIPAD show is one of the most prestigious photography events in the world, and we are proud to have Fitzgerald represented there.

The Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Avenue in New York, between 66th and 67th Streets.

For more information on AIPAD and its exhibitors, visit aipad.com.

And don’t miss Brooklyn Boys at the NY Photo Show, which is happening concurrently with AIPAD.

 

 

Brooklyn Boys 4: Les Demi Dieux

Magazine-DemiGods01aThis is the fourth in a series of excerpts from the biographical introduction to Brooklyn Boys, the new monograph on Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux.

In the early 1960s, Danny Fitzgerald and Richard Bennett also began promoting Fitzgerald’s photography under the studio name “Les Demi Dieux.” Working under an assumed name was not uncommon in the 1940s and ’50s when photographers were persecuted for their work. Bob Mizer had the Athletic Model Guild.  Don Whitman, the Western Photography Guild. Bruce Bellas called himself “Bruce of Los Angeles,” and Douglas Juleff, “Douglas of Detroit.”

So, throughout the early ’60s, male nudes by Les Demi Dieux appeared regularly on the covers and pages of slickly designed Joe Weider publications like The Young Physique, Muscles a Go-Go, Demi Gods, and Era (the publisher’s compilation volume celebrating the best photographers of the 1960s). Les Demi Dieux photographs featured popular models like Bennett, Albanese, and Orest, and lent Weider’s publications a visual impact and artistic quality that surpassed the average male physique magazines of the period.

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Richard Bennett, Signing Photos, 2013

Richard Bennett, the photographer’s partner and muse, signing vintage photographs for the December exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC.

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