The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam presents the work of celebrated American photographer Jock Sturges
Anette and Auregan; Montalivet, France, 2012. Photo: Courtesy Kahmann Gallery.
AMSTERDAM.- Kahmann Gallery presents the work of American photographer Jock Sturges (1947) as a special collaboration with Foto Henny Hoogeveen to celebrate the launch of Sturges’ book The Rollei Project.

Jock Sturges is one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, having made a mark in the past four decades with his serene nude portraits. His large format images often harken back to the classical style of photography and painting from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Sturges’ way with his subjects had made him the highly acclaimed photographer he is now. He doesn’t treat the naked body as an abstract form, but engages with his models and aims to capture them when they are most at ease, giving his work a beautiful, unrestrained quality.

Sturges is committed to long term friendships with the families he photographs whom he follows for multiple generations. He is fascinated with the human body and how it develops from a fat-bellied baby to a delicate child and from there into adolescence and beyond into adulthood. Not just the biological process is an interest of Sturges; the development of the personality is of equal, if not greater, importance to him: “My ambition is that you look at the pictures and realize what complex, fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.”

Sturges has had numerous exhibitions worldwide and his work has been included in many private and museum collections around the world, well-known examples being The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art. He has published multiple monographs, including The Last Day of Summer (1991), Radiant Identities (1994), and Jock Sturges (2000).

In 2012 Sturges was invited by Duncan Meeder of Foto Henny Hoogeveen (world famous Leica dealer and importer of Rollei products for the Netherlands and Asia) to do a project with the Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex 6x6, a camera used by such legends as Diane Arbus and Vivian Maier. This resulted in the publication of the book The Rollei Project, comprising of images Sturges shot in Seattle - where he lives -, California, Florida and France. Kahmann Gallery will be selling the book during the exhibition, as well as a special signed edition of The Rollei Project with a print by Sturges. Foto Henny Hoogeveen also launched a very special limited edition of the 108 Rollei Rolleiflex 2.8 FX “Platinum” cameras in honour of Sturges. These cameras will be on display in Kahmann Gallery during the exhibition.

The gallery would like to thank Duncan Meeder of Foto Henny Hoogeveen and Leica Boutique Lisse.





Today's News

July 4, 2013

A record for a Spanish Old Master: El Greco's "Saint Dominic in Prayer" makes $13,876,391

Christie's announces auction of works that celebrate the great modern muse Kate Moss

Inspired by Temptation: Odilon Redon and Saint Anthony at Cantor Arts Center

New multimedia displays at the Louvre show masterpieces of Spanish painting

Bonhams California and Western Art Auction offers views from the Sierras to Skagway

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to offer the Adell Venus Collection of Miniatures

New exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg celebrates Color Acting

New exhibition featuring rare and exquisite dresses opens at Kensington Palace

Simon Denny: The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom opens at mumok in Vienna

Cameron Gray's state-of-the-art digital technology on view at Mike Weiss Gallery

Tyler Museum of Art unveils major internationally celebrated Deco Japan exhibition

Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam presents the work of celebrated American photographer Jock Sturges

"Antonio Lopez and the World of Fashion Art" opens at La Galerie Pfriem at SCAD Lacoste

Group exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery speculates on alternative futures for society

Parrish Art Museum presents Josephine Meckseper's installations as part of Parrish Platform

MACT/CACT Switzerland opens two concurrent exhibitions that aim to penetrate one another

Ana Cristea Gallery opens exhibition of works by James Viscardi

New works by Vittorio Corsini and Kyung Woo Han on view at Gazelli Art House

In the Absence of: Anna Landa opens exhibition at Christopher Henry Gallery

Yard Sale: A group show with a little bit of everything to open at Lesley Heller

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'Stuart Little' helps lost Hungarian painting come home after nine decades

2.- 23,000 year-old limestone statuette of a woman found by archaeologists in France

3.- 42-year-old Russian tourist fined 20,000 euros for defacing Rome's Colosseum

4.- Archaeologists find ancient coins in enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece

5.- World's richest resource of Japanese stencils for dyeing samurai kimonos rediscovered

6.- Khan Academy to carry extensive content created by Met Museum based on its world-renowned collection

7.- The Weston Cast Court: Victoria & Albert Museum opens refurbished Italian Cast Court

8.- Six final concept designs for Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition unveiled

9.- France returns 250 illegally imported antiquities seized by customs officials to Egypt

10.- Exhibition at the Prado Museum explores Goya's extraordinary series of tapestry cartoons



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
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org 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