STUDIO 54 | Maja Daniels | Offprint London

Studio 54: Disco Tribes
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 25 May
“It was always the thought to humanize. The thought / feeling was to make people show their inner pride. They either looked directly at you, or they were off to the side looking to the heavens.”

Before pursuing the global subjects of his anthropological portraiture—throughout Haiti, Lapland, the Philippines, Brazil, Borneo, Morocco, Russia, etc.—a young William Coupon focused on the humans of his own environment: late-70s Manhattan, at night.

Tenderbooks and Rare Photo Gallery (Toronto) will exhibit fourteen of Coupon's portraits from the pulsing Studio 54 scene (1978-79); first recognised in the International Center of Photography's 1978 exhibition "Fleeting gestures: treasures of dance photography." This collection shows the breadth of Coupon's vision, depicting the tribe through its movements and icons, including figures such as Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Truman Capote, and Divine.

These photographs are on display in the window of Tenderbooks, accompanied by the parallel portraiture of Warhol's Interview magazine and a variety of ephemera from the scene.
For sales enquiries and information please contact Tamsin Clark at mail@tenderbooks.co.uk

Book launch for Maja Daniels Elf Dalia published by MACK
Tuesday 14 May, 7pm 

Join us for the launch of Maja Daniels' new book, Elf Dalia, which presents mysterious photographs from an isolated community in the rural Swedish valley of Älvdalen.

Offprint London 17- 19 May
Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Friday 17 May, 14.00-22.00
Saturday 18 May, 11.00-22.00
Sunday 19 May, 11.00-18.00

Tenderbooks will be at Offprint London offering our favourite new titles and a special selection of antiquarian material. We hope to see you there.

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