Bowie with wolves. Beyonce with diamonds. Lady Gaga in a secret underground world. Ice Spice in an ice bath. Usher in a hot shot. All part of ‘Bowie, Beyonce & Beyond’ on view at The White Room Gallery. This exhibit features the internationally acclaimed works of award-winning fashion/celebrity photographer Markus Klinko and will be on view until August 6th. Markus will be flying in for the reception on July 29th, 5-7, to meet collectors and celebrate his sponsorship with the elite Bespoke Motor Group. Don’t be surprised if you see a Rolls or two flanking the gallery’s sculpture garden on Main Street.
Showcased in the exhibit is a carefully curated selection of Klinko’s most iconic and seductive images allowing viewers to explore the worlds of music, fashion, and popular culture through the inimitable Klinko lens. Bowie with wild wolves was a shoot for GQ. Markus then went on to direct Bowie’s video for his single, ‘Valentine’s Day.’ Smoking Bowie is just how David listened to his producer running back the rough mixes. For Beyonce’s first solo album, ‘Dangerously in Love,’ now famously celebrating its 20-year anniversary, Markus took off his own pants to get the shot. Beyonce puts those jeans to work and the rest his history. And herstory. Another element of the exhibit is a collaboration with Weber Medical titled ‘The Future is Now’ where life-altering technology is paired with evocative narratives. And, of course, Klinko has shot Barbie so with all the Barbie Buzz, we had to include that image as well.
Through his two decades of capturing icons, Klinko’s unique vision has been pervasive. From renowned actors and musicians to supermodels, Klinko has a distinct ability to share the story of each of his subjects through beautifully choreographed composites. Besides the aforementioned GQ, his works have graced the covers of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar and most recently PAPER Magazine’s with Ice Spice.
“Walking into this solo exhibit is like walking into a really sexy photo shoot as Markus captures the essence of artists like no other. Where there is fashion, there is Klinko” said Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill, owners and curators of The White Room Gallery who have exclusive Hamptons’ representation of the artist.
While it is Klinko’s photography that has brought him to The White Room, he also spent his early years training to become a classical harp soloist, and later signed an exclusive recording contract with EMI Classics. If not for a mysterious hand injury that denied him the harp who knows if he would have picked up a camera, but what we do know is that from a really brutal lemon, he made world-renowned lemonade.
The White Room Gallery, described as “A refreshing oasis of authentic art” represents an eclectic group of contemporary artists and their exhibits never fail to delight. Rest assured, ‘Bowie, Beyonce & Beyond’ will not be the exception. RSVP @ [email protected].