Couple Grinding, Hollywood, 1970 © Anthony Friedkin/Courtesy Daniel Cooney Fine Art
"Daniel Cooney Fine Art is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of photographs by renowned photographer Anthony Friedkin titled The Gay Essay. The exhibition consists of approximately 50 vintage black and white photographs documenting gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco between the tumultuous years of 1969 and 1973."
Michelle Dancing, Hollywood, 1972
Here we are again, friends, fighting for our rights, 40+ years later.
"We hope that this exhibition will serve as a reminder of the distance already traveled and as a source of strength to those facing similar challenges today. In conjunction with this show we will host a series of lectures and discussions on making meaningful artwork in a hostile society."
Still to come in the series:
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 3 pm, "Articulating the Opposition" Panel discussion
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 7 pm, Artist's talk with Elle Perez.
The Gay Essay is on view now till March 4th, 2017. Contact Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC, for more info.
Vice Police Harassing Gays, Hollywood, 1970
The Gay Essay was first exhibited in its entirety at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and published as a book by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Yale University Press in 2014. Anthony Friedkin's work is in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Musuem, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Divine, Palace Theater, San Francisco, 1972
Brandy With Cat, Los Angeles, 1970. All images © Anthony Friedkin/Courtesy Daniel Cooney Fine Art