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Male Icons of Modern Culture Celebrated at Fahey/Klein
The history of women’s fashion has been well documented in coffee table books and big museum retrospectives, but this month a new group exhibit at Fahey/Klein Gallery aims to tell the other half of the story. Featuring the work of 33 prominent photographers, Male Edition: The Art of Men’s Style documents the masculine aesthetic evolution through portraits of some of the most important cultural icons of the past century. Images of musicians including jazz legend Dexter Gordon, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Tupac Shakur are interspersed among Hollywood’s golden boys, including Bruce Weber’s young Matt Dillon and Leonardo DiCaprio along with Matt Seliger’s picture of Brad Pitt in a pink dress and a shaved head. More than what the subjects are wearing (or not wearing), the show offers a varied stance on how style reflects the individual, the photographer, and the times. When else might you find Janette Beckman’s edgy snaps of Billy Idol and Boy George mingling among Herb Ritts’ iconic images of tanned Greek god–like models on holiday? June 15–July 29. 148 N. La Brea Ave., L.A., 323-934-2250; faheykleingallery.com.