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Eric Kroll: The New York Years

Eric Kroll is a name familiar to anyone with even the most vague interest in contemporary photography. He has several high profile best-selling books with houses like Taschen to his name (Fetish Girls) and his work has featured in countless magazines over the years. He was also close to photographer Bunny Yeager (1929-2014), and continues to champion her work.

His new book “Eric Kroll: The New York Years 1971 to 1994” offers a side of his work that hasn’t been widely publicized before. In the late 70's and early 80's, Eric found himself at the very heart of a cultural eruption in NYC, with his camera ever at the ready. Kroll documented the work and private pursuits of luminaries from the Stones to the Dead Boys, Blondie, Warhol and Haring. Madonna, Kenneth Anger, Grace Jones and Robert Mapplethorpe all feature in this stunning collection of mostly never-before seen photos.

The Betsy is presenting a group of images from this book, curated by owner Lesley Goldwasser, that fully capture the Zeitgeist of this monumental piece of reportage.

If you’re interested in purchasing a piece please see the concierge, call 305-531-6100 or email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

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Keith Haring at The Fun Gallery

Unframed Size: 16”x 23", $3,000
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Kenny Scharf in his Studio at the Clockwater Leonard Street and Broadway, 1983

Unframed Size: 16”x23", $3,000
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Nam June Paik as Emperor, his character created for Wrap around the World, 1988

Unframed Size: 16”x23", $3,000
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Halston at one of his fashion shows in uptown Manhattan

Unframed Size: 16”x23", $3,000
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Bianca Jagger on a white horse given to her by Halston for her birthday party at Studio 54, 1977

Unframed Size: 16”x23", $3,000
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Keith Haring holding Malia Scharf, Tereza Scharf, Kenny Scharf and Andy Warhol in Kenny Scharf's art car

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Charlotte Moorman playing Nam June Paik's electronic Cello made of television monitors at Martha Jackson Gallery, 1973

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Grace Jones performing at Kamikaze on WEst 19th Street, 1984

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George Balachine, watching a rehearsal of the New York City Ballet, 1974

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Jean-Michel Basquiat's art on Area's bar wall

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Jean-Michel Basquiat's art at The Palladium

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