September 15, 2014
For Immediate Release: Nancy Ellison: Egos, Unique Iconic Photographs
October 16 through November 1, 2014
Artist Reception Thursday October 16, 2014 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Benefiting Susan G. Komen
New York, New York: Taglialatella Galleries is honored to present Nancy Ellison: Egos, Unique Iconic Photographs. The exhibition premiers with an opening reception benefiting Susan G. Komen the evening of Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition continues through November 1, 2014. A portion of all proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Susan G. Komen by Nancy Ellison and Taglialatella Galleries.
Throughout Nancy Ellison’s extraordinary and accomplished career her iconic portraits have documented the luminaries of contemporary culture from the legends opera and dance to the superstars of music and film. She has a special affinity for the leading figures of Hollywood, raised in Los Angeles Ellison has said of her youth in a recent magazine interview, “most important I saw celebrities – often out –of –work celebrities in daily life. I saw the effects of the Hollywood blacklist on the lives of school friends. I was witness to the complete reality of celebrity. My awe was slowly replaced by sympathy.”
Ellison’s icons are powerful revelations. Whether shooting on the fly on chaotic movie set or in highly staged studio settings, Ellison has an amazing gift for drawing forth something of the elusive essence and life force of her subjects. Aesthetically striking and often surprising, this exhibition presents some of Ellison’s most important portraits. Her subjects include Jack Nicholson, Sharon Stone, Harrison Ford, the Clintons, Mick Jagger and Sting.
About Susan G. Komen®: Nancy G. Brinker founded Susan G. Komen® in 1982 in support of her sister who passed away battling breast cancer launching the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen has invested more than $2.5 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
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