Hairy (Hardcover)

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By Robert Greene (By (photographer))
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"Robert Greene is not like other artists-or rather otherartists are not like Robert Greene. Greene is like a diamondin the rough-one of those unexpected gifts that come alongevery so often."
-Jerry Saltz

"With an abundance of wet, hairy nudity and tropical hues,Greene evokes summer at its sexiest and most seductive."
-Vince Aletti

Painterly rhythms have seeped their way into RobertGreene's world of photography in Hairy, a collection ofGreene's images taken over many years, in many places,of many dogs, and many hairy men. An undercurrent ofüber-masculinity and its sexiness is revealed, yet notin the familiar form of muscular, hard-jawed, clean-cutyouth. Instead, Greene celebrates a more restrained andnaturalistic virility.

Greene's photographic eye is full of adoration for hissubjects and their environments. There is a very intimate,personal feeling here; one not posed, but observed andcaptured. Greene shifts from long-range portraiture, to close-upshots where specific textures, shapes, and tones becomethe subject of the image. This abstraction weaves a visualspell, such that even those without a predilection for hirsutemen will be enthralled. The photographs provide the spacefor longing, imagination, and adventure. Hairy is an unusuallyquintessential book-portraying an incredibly focused andfleshed-out vision of a very beautiful, hairy world where man,dog, and nature swirl together.

Hairy will be released in conjunction with an exhibition atRobert Miller Gallery in New York City.

About the Author

Robert Greene was born in New York City in 1953. Heattended Syracuse University, College of Visual andPerforming Arts, before receiving his Bachelor of IndustrialDesign degree from Pratt Institute in 1976. Greene isboth a fine-art photographer and painter, and is currentlyrepresented by Robert Miller Gallery in New York City. Hispainting was included in the 1987 Whitney Biennial, andhis work is in the permanent collections of the MetropolitanMuseum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Praise For…

“A freak show of backs that need combing, legs that must get tangled up in each other on the beach, bottoms that require a centre parting.”
Telegraph (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781576875278
ISBN-10: 157687527X
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 96
Language: English