By Kaitlynn Miller | August 12, 2016 | Culture
On the heels of his success at art Southampton, Stephan Keszler is back on the East End with a new residency on Main Street.
Adriana at The Panoramic View, Montauk, NY, 2002, one of 10 photographs in Portfolio 1, Michael Dweck, The End: Montauk, NY. Each photograph is stamped and numbered on the verso, accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity, and encased in a handmade, clothbound clamshell box. Edition of 50.
Following a successful run at Art Southampton, Stephan Keszler, founder and owner of the gallery bearing his name, has returned to the East End with a new temporary outpost. The space is “a prime location and perfectly built for a gallery,” he says. “There are very long, straight walls and 15-foot-high ceilings—it’s like a loft space.”
Keszler describes the gallery’s design as “minimalistic” and says the works he’s showing reflect the type of art he would want to hang in his own home. They include familiar favorites from his prior galleries—such as original works by Banksy, Marilyn Monroe images by Russell Young, and supermodel photographs by Marco Glaviano—but the new location also boasts a retail element and a partnership with renowned photographer Michael Dweck that brings things full circle.
When Keszler originally opened his gallery in 2007, Dweck’s “Montauk” was its first solo exhibit, and now the gallerist is excited to be displaying Dweck’s iconic work again. Keszler and the photographer have also teamed up to produce a portfolio of his most famous images—10 shots capturing the lifestyle of the East End through a youthful eye—available exclusively at the gallery. Says Keszler, “This is a fantastic continuation of the success I’ve had with Michael.” 44 Main St., Southampton, 834-7779
PhotograPhy by Michael Dweck