The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 25, 2019


New book and exhibition offer a rare insight into the people and landmarks of the real Las Vegas
Pink Cadillac. © Hunter Barnes. Courtesy of Reel Art Press.


LONDON.- Photographer Hunter Barnes has an extraordinary ability to document aspects of culture and communities ignored by the mainstream and often misrepresented in the modern American narrative. In his latest work Barnes explores the Las Vegas that was.

Off The Strip, the new hardback book and accompanying exhibition, sees Barnes document old Vegas and the people who shaped the town in its heyday.

Known for developing strong relationships with his subjects and forging bonds with the people he photographs, Hunter Barnes spent January 2017 meeting the original characters of old Vegas. Their lives a vivid reminder of the past, Hunter’s subjects in Off The Strip are a living embodiment of the now-demolished landmarks they frequented and defined. Remaining sites like the old Cigar Lounge, where the real Las Vegas characters of the late 60s and early 70s still hang out, are as much a part of Barnes’s Las Vegas story as their devoted clientele.

Published by Reel Art Press and with an accompanying exhibition at David Hill Gallery, Barnes’s remarkable portraits are a rare insight into the people and landmarks of the real Las Vegas. Former Casino boss Johnny Rulli, the first fully nude showgirl, Lisa Medford, Bobby Martini, bodyguard to Sinatra and Sylvester Stallone, lounge singers, pit managers, boxing judges, cocktail waitresses and peep shows, those in “the greatest town you could live in [where] the spirit of old Las Vegas still remains.” This remarkable study of Las Vegas captures a unique blend of obscure and familiar detail, enabling Barnes to continue his quest to reveal communities so often forgotten in the modern American narrative and on the verge of disappearing.

In his early twenties, Hunter Barnes (b. 1977) self-published his first book, Redneck Roundup, documenting the dying communities of the Old West. Other projects followed: four years spent with the Nez Perce tribe; months with a serpent handling congregation in the Appalachian Mountains; bikers, lowriders, and street gangs; inmates in California State Prison. Intense, true pockets and sub-cultures of America. Hunter shoots exclusively on film – the pace of analogue in harmony with his approach. Fundamental to Hunter’s work is the journey, the people, the place. hen committing them to film before they are greatly changed or gone forever.






Today's News

September 14, 2018

Prehistoric 'hashtag' may be world's oldest drawing: study

Juan Gris's The Musician's Table acquired through new gift from Leonard A. Lauder- Now on view

Exhibition at Joan B Mirviss LTD focuses on Ogawa Machiko's minerology and torn sculpture series

Christie's to offer David Hockney's masterpiece 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)'

Belgian art star Jan Fabre accused of sexual harassment

Dealers bristle as calls grow for restitution of colonial-era art

Bonhams announces Bruno Vinciguerra as Executive Chairman

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art unveils the vision for the Momentary and announces a gift from Walmart

Turkey court rejects plea to open Hagia Sophia for Islamic prayer

Anthea Hamilton develops an immersive site-specific installation for Vienna's Secession

Brazil orders museums to boost fire protection

Hollis Taggart inaugurate new space with recent acquisitions show

The Mesdag Collection exhibits contemporary art revealing the majesty and tempestuousness of the sea

The Big Friendly Giant: kaufmann repetto opens a group exhibition in New York

Sabrina Amrani opens the exhibition KIN by Mohau Modisakeng

Exhibition deconstructs and manipulates the function and image of Mi'kmaw basketry

Beehave: Exhibition concept arrives in Switzerland

A new exhibition of paintings by the Irish-born, London-based artist Conor Harrington opens at HENI Gallery

New book and exhibition offer a rare insight into the people and landmarks of the real Las Vegas

Pussy Riot says activist hospitalised, 'poisoned'

Wave Crest pieces and American Brilliant Cut Glass countertop bells perform well at Woody Auction

Cortesi Gallery opens exhibition of the work of dutch artist herman de vries

French court frees Russian artist who set Paris bank ablaze

Ronald T. Labaco appointed Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at the Morris Museum

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

2.- Krannert Art Museum acquires complete works of conceptual gay photographer Hal Fischer

3.- The Met's Rock & Roll exhibition reaches a milestone 500,000 visitors

4.- A new species of giant penguin has been identified from fossils

5.- Fondation Phi pour l'art contemporain exhibits works by pioneering artist Yoko Ono

6.- Comprehensive exhibition of Elfie Semotan's work on view at C/O Berlin

7.- 'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79

8.- Major exhibition explores the romantic fascination with the Scottish Highlands

9.- Meet the Ercolines, the Woodstock lovebirds whose hug made history

10.- Dallas Museum of Art re-opens European Galleries after total reinstallation



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful