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Leslie Krims


Confined like everyone else, the Paci Contemporary Gallery is preparing to return next September with a major Leslie Krims exhibition.

Difficult to resist the pleasure of showing you some pictures.

“What I did was to laugh at the most radical aspects of a culture. I have enlightened behaviors and extremist tendencies in an absolute sarcastic way. It’s not surprising that my photographs are more positively accepted in Europe that in the USA, but sometimes not properly understood as a means of cultural criticism. What I have created is PURE SATIRE!” Leslie Krims

Leslie Krims plays an essential role in the history of American photography. For over forty years he has been questioning stereotypes, social movements, religious and sexual taboos of the American consumer society. Through the perspective of his camera, Krims has revealed the weaknesses and the faults of a nation in an ironic and irreverent way. His figurative universe is composed of surrealist and provocative images, populated by Minnies, strange characters, symbols and iconoclasts, which constantly question our perception, generating a scandal in the American society of the mid-Sixties.

Among his most famous photographic collections “The Little People of America” (1971), “The Deerslayers” (1972) e “The Incredible Case of the Stack O’Wheat Murders” (1972).

The gallery will attend the next edition of MIART MILANO fair in the new scheduled dates of September 2010. (September 11 – 13) with a solo show focused on Leslie Krims’ original vintage photographs.


Paci Contemporary Gallery

Via Borgo Pietro Wuhrer 53,

25123, Brescia, Italia



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