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Steven Kasher Gallery is thrilled to present Max Kozloff : New York Over the Top\, a collection of 20 color prints drawn from o ver 35 years of Kozloff&rsquo\;s New York photography. This show launches K ozloff&rsquo\;s first photographic monograph\, New York Over the Top\,< /em> introduction by Marvin Heiferman (Contrasto\, 2013)\, and coin cides with the Art Institute of Chicago&rsquo\;s exhibition Ma x Kozloff: Critic and Photographer\, running October 5th th rough January 5th. Max Kozloff is a street photographer\, alert to the extravagance and sorrows of life in the Big Apple\, which he visuali zes with idiosyncratic color.

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Kozloff photographs his fellow citize ns with an urban eye. \; He does not see them as legendary creatures\, but he often makes them out to be fabulous presences\, glimpsed at carnival s and festivals. He is especially enchanted with that he has called &ldquo\ ;the music of faces&rdquo\;\, a spectrum of moods at variance with the cons umerism or ethnicity of circumstance. Statues\, effigies\, or teddy bears s eem to offer internal witness to what he calls New York Over the Top.

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As Marvin Heiferman writes in the introduction to the book\, &ldquo\;Rep etitive forms appear and sweep across these pictures in waves: decorative p atterns created by fences and barriers\; the syncopated angles of the elbow s and knees of those who walk by\, crowd together\, or stand in place\; the stripes on a pair of pants. &lsquo\;Color for me\,&rsquo\; Kozloff has exp lained\, &lsquo\;is a form of tenderness.&rsquo\; And so\, paradoxically\, while high-key chromatics spark much of this work\, it is an unexpected gen tleness that clings to and distinguishes these sneaky complex photographs.& rdquo\;

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Max Kozloff continues to be a prominent New York writer on photography after his tenure as Executive Editor of Artforum concluded in t he 1970s. He has published three volumes of his collected essays on the med ium\, as well as New York: Capital of Photography and more recentl y\, The Theatre of the Face: Portrait Photography Since 1900. Simu ltaneously\, and with equal zeal\, he has developed a career as a practitio ner of color negative street photography. Opening in October\, the Art Inst itute of Chicago is recognizing his achievement with a retrospective that a cknowledges the scope of his imagery as well as the provocations of his wri ting.

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