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November 1, 2007



45-43 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel. 718.706.1462
Gallery hours: Thurs - Mon Noon-6pm

Guys & Dolls: Seeing Stars
Saturday November 17th – January 12th 2008
Opening reception: Saturday November 17th, from 5 to 8pm

DEAN PROJECT is pleased to present "Guys & Dolls: Seeing Stars" a two person exhibition of photographs by Rose Hartman and Holger Keifel. Opening reception with the artists Saturday November 17th from 5-8pm.

With photographs dating from the 1970’s through today Rose Hartman and Holger Keifel have been documenting revealing moments of personalities from two very different arenas: social celebrities and the world of professional boxing. The photographs in this show include world known figures, such as Jackie O, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Oscar de la Hoya, Evander Holyfield, and Don King.

These seemingly diverse portraits displayed together in one-room raise questions about social class and status in contemporary society while also presenting us with a different view of beauty and power.

Rose and Holger's photos also manage to capture successful individuals in intimate and telling poses that go behind the idealized image represented to the public. These groups of photographs are images from popular culture, history, and the personal quest of individuals who through personal dedication and achievements have contributed to the shaping of our current society.

Both photographers have had their work published and exhibited extensively worldwide. Rose Hartman's work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W magazine; she has also exhibited in group shows including The Museum of the City of New York, The Patterson Museum, and The Whitney Museum.

Holger Keifel’s work has been published in Playboy, The New York Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Observer Sports Monthly and his work has been exhibited at The Corcoran Gallery, The Butler Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida Atlantic University, his work is in several museum collections including The Museum of the City of New York.

For further information please contact Mark Dean 718.706.1462 or

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