As most of you know by now, I spend most of my waking hours in the company of photographers. Needless to say I love photographers, in a nerd-o crush-y kinda way. What most of you do not know is that my husband and I are avid collectors of photography. One of our favorite photographers, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, recently released a gorgeous book, “Scene”. Jeanette is currently showing her work in Atlanta and it is available for purchase at Jackson Fine Art Gallery. Her book is also available at the Jackson Gallery. If you aren’t local you can snag a copy here.
This book highlights the 80’s social scene of artists, musicians, trend setters, and unique individuals that made up the uber hip underground art culture in New York City. She had a birds eye view as these were her peeps. These are photos from where she partied and where she worked (lucky her). Not only are the photographs amazing, but each portrait is underscored with a fantastic quote, story, observation, or proposition… yes proposition. Remember this was a time of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. This super hip black and white hyper personal photographic voyage through Andy Warhol’s cloistered underworld will leave you breathless. Let’s face it… she had me at shirtless Willem Dafoe as the cover shot!
At her latest exhibit at the Jackson Gallery we purchased Bianca, I feel like at least we dipped our big toe into that really groovy pool of cultural history by making her ours. Isn’t that what art is all about?
Pick up her book, it’s a great gift ….ssshhh, it’s my go to gift this holiday season.Crushing On : Tags: art, collecting, jeannette montgomery barron, photography, scene