Keith de Lellis Gallery

New Yorker Cover

The March 5, 2012 issue of
The New Yorker features
a review by Vince Aletti
of our current exhibition.



The gallery, which specializes in little-known and rediscovered material, showcases five photographers of widely varying talents who made distinctive work in America’s black communities. The show opens with its standout: Beuford Smith’s pictures of the streets of New York in the late sixties and seventies, including kinetic images taken in the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Al Smith may not have Beuford’s compositional finesse, but his shots of the patrons of Seattle’s “black and tan” social clubs in the forties are fascinating. The show is full of irresistible insider views—don’t miss Mikki Ferrill’s photographs of Chicagoans dancing and flirting in the seventies. Through March 17.

-Vince Aletti

Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Saturdays 11:00am to 5:00pm

Shawn Walker, Untitled, c. 1965

Beuford Smith, Flag Day, Harlem, 1976

Beuford Smith, Palm Sunday, 1978

Beuford Smith, I Have a Dream: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 5, 1968

Beuford Smith, Speak, See, & Hear No Evil, Bronx, 1965

Beuford Smith, Malcolm X, 1965

Mikki Ferrill, Untitled, c. 1970

Mikki Ferrill, Untitled, 1973

Mikki Ferrill, Untitled, c. 1970

Shawn Walker, Untitled, 1970

Shawn Walker, Halloween, 1965