We are pleased to host New York photographer Aaron
Cobbett in his first show with the gallery, timed to coincide with
the US release of a new monograph from the French publishing house
H&O Editions. Entitled Cobbett, this 96-page volume, the artist’s
second, portrays Cobbett’s obsessive vision of male beauty,
something he has worked on for over 20 years. The show will incorporate
images from the book, as well as more recent work.
Cobbett is well known for his highly stylized, extravagant portraits
of celebrities, drag queens, go-go boys, and New York personalities
shot for magazines such as Interview, Swindle, Vanity Fair, TETU,
Vogue, Glamour, Index and Honcho. This new volume epitomizes his
unique take on the male pin-up: putting the clothes back on the
model, rather than taking them off. The results are images even
more alluring than nakedness, which he proclaims “is for amateurs.”
As writer Doug McClemont has stated in the books introduction: “Cobbett’s
premeditated voyeurism coupled with the model’s generous poses
make the viewers privy to something arguably more intimate than
Aaron Cobbett went to NYU and began his career dressing windows
for Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman. His first monograph, Super
Eros, was published in Germany by Bruno Gmünder Verlag in 1999.
Celebrities who have sat for him include Lance Bass, Nellie Furtado,
Helen Gurley Brown, John Waters, Linda Blair, Elvira, Heather Graham,
and Alan Cumming. He lives and works in New York City.
+ View Exhibit
Aaron Cobbett prints are available in the following sizes:
20 x 24" Edition of 7
30 x 45" Edition of 3
Order a signed COBBETT book for $60.