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.


OPEN THROUGH MARCH 17TH

 

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