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Coming Soon to the Ann Street Gallery Dmitri Kasterine: People and places 1955-2011

  |   July 30, 2012  |  Comment

The Ann Street Gallery presents the work of renown photographer Dmitri Kasterine with an Artist Reception on Saturday, August 4, from 6-9 pm. Inside the Gallery, People and Places 1955-2011 opens, along with Kasterine’s not to be missed, outdoor mural size photographic installation Newburgh: Portrait of a City, which will be mounted on the east wall of the Ritz theater.

Since the early 1960s, Dmitri Kasterine has photographed some of the most eminent cultural figures of the twentieth century. Featured in the ASG exhibit are studies of Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon, Stanley Kubrick and David Hockney. Selections of these portraits (also in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery) plus 40 other notables will be on view in the main gallery.

The son of a White Russian army officer and his British wife, Dmitri Kasterine was born in London in 1932. Following early careers as a wine salesman, Lloyd’s broker, racing driver and pilot, Kasterine’s photographic career began in 1961 when his work began appearing in the leading publications of the time. He began a long association with film director Stanley Kubrick in 1964, when he began shooting stills on his film Dr Strangelove and later era-defining projects A Clockwork Orange (1968) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1971). In the 1970s and 1980s Kasterine was commissioned to take portraits for magazines including the Daily Telegraph Magazine, Harpers & Queen and a variety of his work was published in The Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, and The New York Times. This fall Kasterine’s Newburgh: Portrait of a City, will be published by Norton and will be featured at a book signing in the Ann Street Gallery on September 8, 2012.

In conjunction with the ASG exhibition, Safe  Harbors of the Hudson will be hosting their annual Ann Street Market from 12-6pm.  The Ann Street Market brings fresh local food,  art and music to the Newburgh community each year. This festival features a flea market, fresh flowers, antiques, arts and crafts, food vendors, fun activities for children and live music throughout the day. You won’t want to miss these events which are free and open to the public!

People and Places 1955-2011 is on view through Saturday, September 8, 2012 and Newburgh: Portrait of a City outdoor mural installation will be up through November 2012 

The Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and viewing hours are Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm (closed for lunch 1:30-2:30 pm) and Friday and Saturday 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

For more information regarding People and Places 1955-2011 and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146 or [email protected], or visit www.annstreetgallery.org.

Top Image (left to right):  

Keith Haring, NYC, 1987
Levi with bicycle chain and guitar strap, Williamsburg, 2009
Paul Auster, NYC, 1987
Seven-year-old writer, Red Hook, 2011
Matthew, manager of Goodbye Blue Monday, Bushwick, 2009
Girl at a Launderette, Beacon, NY, 2011

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