American photographer Steve Kahn is part of a generation of artists that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, including Robert Heinecken and Lewis Baltz, who deconstructed the medium with a conceptual and abstract approach. Juxtaposing nudes and seascapes with architectural interiors, The Hollywood Suites, his enigmatic series of images made between 1974 and 1978, is currently on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. Kahn created this body of work in rent-by-the-day rooms of an old tenement building in a run-down section of Hollywood, California. Looking to create work that spoke of containment and isolation, Kahn began photographing...
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