William Earle Williams : Party Pictures is dedicated to the artist’s acclaimed series of the same name. Williams’ insightful photographs taken in the 1970s and 80s revel in the details of a particular moment and reveal unspoken cues of class, race and gender. In PARTY PICTURES, you will find blue-blood doyennes in starched lace and society upstarts dripping with jewels alongside A-list celebrities and blue-collar wait staff. Williams employed his status as an artist to access otherwise inac- cessible social events in Philadelphia, such as highbrow charity galas, as well as counter-culture costume parties and other gatherings. PARTY PICTURES was...
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