Throughout the 1960s, from his home in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Danny Fitzgerald (1921-2000) operated a studio under the name Les Demi Dieux with his partner and chief model Richard Bennett. Fitzgerald considered his models “demi-gods”: sublime, muscled beauties on the streets of Brooklyn, beaches of New Jersey, and woods of Pennsylvania.
Steven Kasher Gallery presents his first exhibition, Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys (Dec. 12-Jan. 18). It includes 35 portraits and male nudes in both black and white and color. The exhibition is mounted in conjunction with the recently released book of the same title (Bruno Gmünder, 2013).
© BigKugels Photographic, Inc. Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery and Collection of Robert Loncar and James Kempster, New York