Taka Ishii Gallery New York is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by New York-based photographer Lynn Stern from November 30 to December 22. This exhibition, her first with Taka Ishii Gallery New York, will include her early “Skull” series produced in 1991 almost in its entirety. Artists throughout history have been in thrall to the depiction of death. Stern has made that fascination the focal point of a 25-year exploration of the subject. The resulting book, SKULL, reproduces 8 series of skull photographs, many never before presented, and includes an accompanying essay by renowned art critic, Donald Kuspit, contextualizing Stern’s work within art history through comparisons with paintings, sculptures and photographs made during the last seven centuries of western art. Stern has also contributed an essay describing in personal terms the evolution of the skull series.
© Lynn Stern
Taka Ishii Gallery New York – 23 East 67th Street, 3rd Floor, NY 10065 New York