Sam Haskins, Kishin Shinoyama and Francis Giacobetti @ Steven Kasher Gallery

Sam Haskins
Untitled (from Cowboy Kate series), 1960–1964

Sam Haskins, Kishin Shinoyama and Francis Giacobetti
 February 23rd — April 15th

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23rd, 6–8 PM

“Haskins, Giacobetti and Shinoyama produced the most influential 1960s erotic photography in their respective countries. They created a revolution in artistic nude photography by rejecting the Playboy clichés, by eschewing the statuesque models and stereotypical poses to be found in the publications of the era. To quote Sam Haskins, “These were real live girls and they were having fun.” By rejecting the distinctions between art and what was then considered pornography, these artists helped usher in a new erotic world order. In addition to reawakening interest in the flowering of 60s sexual revolutions and its visual correlatives, this exhibition sheds light on contemporary anxieties surrounding feminists and feminism.”

Steven Kasher Gallery
 515 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001

Originally published at F-Stop Magazine.