Published by Reel Art Press and with an accompanying exhibition at David Hill Gallery, Barnes’s remarkable portraits are a rare insight into the people and landmarks of the real Las Vegas. Former Casino boss Johnny Rulli, the first fully nude showgirl, Lisa Medford, Bobby Martini, bodyguard to Sinatra and Sylvester Stallone, lounge singers, pit managers, boxing judges, cocktail waitresses and peep shows, those in “the greatest town you could live in [where] the spirit of old Las Vegas still remains.” This remarkable study of Las Vegas captures a unique blend of obscure and familiar detail, enabling Barnes to continue his quest to reveal communities so often forgotten in the modern American narrative and on the verge of disappearing.
Hunter Barnes – Off the Strip, Published October 2018 by Reel Art Press
Exhibition 13 September – 26 October at David Hill Gallery London
For more information: http://www.davidhillgallery.net/exhibitions
David Hill Gallery London
345 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA UK
September 13, 2018 to October 26, 2018