Exhibition: – 10 Feb 2007
Guy Hepner Contemporary
300 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood
CA 90048 Los Angeles
Epic- very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale) Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the world's most successful fashion and commercial photographers during the last four decades, while creating his own art along the way. Over the years, his striking images have appeared on more than 250 covers of Vogue around the world and have been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time to Vibe. Without a doubt, Albert Watson is an artist who greatly enriches our perception with his unique photographic view. Though the wide variety of his images reflects an effortless versatility, they are nevertheless identifiable as Albert Watson photographs by their sheer power and technical virtuosity _ whether it's a portrait of a Las Vegas dominatrix or a close-up of King Tutankhamen's sock. This single-minded commitment to perfection has made Albert one of the world's most sought-after photographers. "Epic" focuses on the largest scale works produced by Albert. Measuring a massive 96" x 72", these works dominate and impose any space, forcing the viewing to engage with them on a truly monumental level. A public opening is scheduled for February 5th in the presence of the artist.