Hasted Kraeutler is currently hosting a major retrospective of Martin Schoeller’s unique portrait photography, which has been organized to coincide with the release of his Portraits Coffee Table Book, spanning 15 years of the photographer’s illustrious career.
Schoeller’s work has a playfulness that reminds me a little it of Annie Leibovitz from back when she was all the rage. These portraits are very challenging to shoot because you can’t get a direct shot without getting yourself in the glare of the frame’s glass, so apologies for so many side angle shots, but it could not be helped. Here are a few of our favorites from the show!
Steve Carell, star of The Office, has tape over his face. Clever.
I believe this shot of artist Jeff Koons was taken for his New York Magazine exposé in 2013. Gazing Ball had just opened at David Zwirner gallery. Good times.
Here is actress Cate Blanchett. She is so beautiful, and also an excellent actress!
Zach Galifianakis: I saw his standup comedy routine once and it was hilarious.
Sarah Silverman, also a very funny lady
Everybody knows this photo of Christian Bale, which references his character in American Psycho. The movie was not very good, but I just could not bring myself to read the book.
I love this photo of Ozzy Osbourne.
Here is actor Michael Douglas. Did you see him in the Liberace movie? He was amazing.
You should go see this exhibit.
Martin Schoeller’s Portraits will be on Exhibit Through January 3rd, 2015 at Halsted Kraeutler, Located at 537 West 24th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.