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Marcus Leatherdale : Out Of The Shadows

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Throckmorton Fine Art presents a special show of portraits and photographs by the photographer Marcus Leatherdale at its New York gallery . Taken from his new book, Marcus Leatherdale : Out Of The Shadows – Photographs New York City 1980-1992, (ACC Art Books) the show features dozens of black and white portraits and photographs of the celebrities and characters who peopled the often chaotic and clamorous Downtown Art Scene of the 1980s. Gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton says, “Leatherdale was just a twenty-something trying to get by when he began shooting often spontaneous shots of the celebrated personalities partying at the downtown clubs popular at the time. He says he didn’t realize her was archiving a raucous era that would soon be extinct – he was just photographing his friends.” Leatherdale says, “The late ‘70s to early ‘80s was my favorite time in New York. I was in the right place at the right time and I don’t think I have felt that way since. It didn’t matter if I was broke; I felt this was meant to be. I met...

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