Cocurated by Dylan Brant and Vivian Brodie

May 09–June 27, 2015

Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075

Opening Reception: May 9, 6 – 8 PM

Richard Avedon, Will Boone, George Catlin, Edward Curtis, Sante D’Orazio, Tom of Finland, Mark Flood, Maestro Gaxiola, Dennis Hopper, Frank Tenney Johnson, Ray Johnson, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Roy Lichtenstein, Nate Lowman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Christian Marclay, Leonard McCombe, Bob Mizer, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Jason Rhoades, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, C.M. Russell, Peter Saul, Cindy Sherman, Henry Merwin Shrady, Laurie Simmons, Andy Warhol, Karlheinz Weinberger, and Laura Wilson.

#RAWHIDE is an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs from the nineteenth century to present that together chronicle the cowboy’s rise to omnipresence in art. He has long been a vehicle through which artists are able to interpret and articulate their relationship to American identity. For that reason, the cowboy’s portrayal at any given time is both a critique and a reflection of our nation’s values and desires. This icon is a testament to the artist’s ability to recognize the universality, longevity and potential of this American symbol.

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