If you are looking for something to do in New York City this weekend (other than visiting the fabulous and newly launched and oh so glamorous 1stdibs floor at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, of which I am honored to be a part), you should check out Michael Eastman's photographic exhibit, "Cuba 2010," showing at the Barry Friedman Gallery from March 4 - April 20, 2011. It is an exhibit you won't want to miss.
Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world’s leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer has spent four decades documenting interiors and facades in cities as diverse as Havana, Paris, Rome, and New Orleans, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. Eastman is most recognized for his explorations of architectural form and the textures of decay, which create mysterious narratives about time and place. He still relies on capturing the image on film and continues to print the images himself.
Eastman’s photographs have appeared in Time, Life, and American Photographer, and they reside in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other prestigious institutions. His books include Vanishing America (2008, Rizzoli) and Horses (2003, Knopf), which is now in its fifth edition.
Take a look at some of his inspiring work. The following images are from Mr. Eastman's exhibits entitled "Cuba," "Cuba 2010," and "Italy. Enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed these images and get a chance to go see the rest of Michael Eastman's collection.