Tuesday 14 - Saturday 25 May
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.
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.