#RAWHIDE Ed Ruscha Our Flag

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Ed Ruscha Our Flag Jason Rhoades Ndofu

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) C.M. Russel Will Rogers

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) C.M. Russel Will Rogers Jason Rhoades Ndofu

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Ed Ruscha Dry Frontier Will Boone Widowmaker Nate Lowman Alexis

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Andy Warhol The American Indian (Russell Means) Will Boone Widowmaker Ed Ruscha Dry Frontier

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Ed Ruscha Our Flag Roy Lichtenstein Face and Feather Andy Warhol The American Indian (Russell Means)

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Penny Dreadful Andy Warhol Dennis Hopper Portrait Jason Rhoades Ndofu Various Western Comic Books Annie Oakley Lone Ranger Roy Rogers Tom Mix Roy Lichtenstein Face and Feather

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Andy Warhol Dennis Hopper Portrait

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Mike Kelley Roger Williams Buying Land from the Indians (from the Reconstructed History Series) Lewis and Clark (from the Reconstructed History Series) Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #43

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) (Rearing Horse) Cady Noland Cowboy with Holes, Eating

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) (Rearing Horse)

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Laura Wilson
 Hand and Spur Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) (Rearing Horse) Cady Noland Cowboy with Holes, Eating

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Mark Flood Come to Marlboro Country Ray Johnson Untitled (Gerard Malanga Burnt Envelope with Cowboy Hat) Bob Mizer  Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-A), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-G), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-S), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-L), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-FH), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Christian Marclay 
Guitar Cowboy Untitled (1958 James Dean with Outlet Mask) Karlheinz Weinberger Mitglied de Tiger Gang Martin Kippenberger  If You Can’t Handle Freedom, Try Seeing How Far You Can Get with Women, Part I Dennis Hopper  Dean Martin and John Wayne “The Sons of Katie Elder" Sante D’Orazio
Johnny Depp, Hollywood, CA Peter Saul 
Daisy Crockett

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Richard Avedon Peggy Daniels, cashier, Giddings, Texas, May 7, 1981 Self-portrait, Photographer, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Edward Curtis The Vanishing Race Canyon de Chilly Frank Tenney Johnson The Night Hawk George Catlin Wounded Bison Henry Merwin Shrady Monarch of the Plains

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

#RAWHIDE Ed Ruscha Our Flag Mark Flood Come to Marlboro Country Ray Johnson Untitled (Gerard Malanga Burnt Envelope with Cowboy Hat) Bob Mizer  Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-A), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-G), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-S), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-L), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-FH), Los Angeles, c. 1963 Christian Marclay 
Guitar Cowboy Untitled (1958 James Dean with Outlet Mask) Karlheinz Weinberger Mitglied de Tiger Gang Martin Kippenberger  If You Can’t Handle Freedom, Try Seeing How Far You Can Get with Women, Part I Dennis Hopper  Dean Martin and John Wayne “The Sons of Katie Elder" Sante D’Orazio
Johnny Depp, Hollywood, CA Peter Saul 
Daisy Crockett

Installation view of #RAWHIDE, New York, Venus Over Manhattan, 2015

Press Release

Press Release

#RAWHIDE
co-curated by Dylan Brant and Vivian Brodie
May 9 - July 11, 2015
Opening: Saturday, May 9th, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075

(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present #RAWHIDE, on view at 980 Madison Avenue from May 9th through July 11th, 2015.

#RAWHIDE is an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs from the nineteenth century to present that together chronicle the cowboy’s rise to omnipresence in art. He has long been a vehicle through which artists are able to interpret and articulate their relationship to American identity. For that reason, the cowboy’s portrayal at any given time is both a critique and a reflection of our nation’s values and desires. This icon is a testament to the artist’s ability to recognize the universality, longevity and potential of this American symbol.

Featuring works by Richard Avedon, Will Boone, George Catlin, Edward Curtis, Sante D’Orazio, Tom of Finland, Mark Flood, Maestro Gaxiola, Dennis Hopper, Frank Tenney Johnson, Ray Johnson, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Roy Lichtenstein, Nate Lowman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Christian Marclay, Leonard McCombe, Bob Mizer, Cady Noland, Rob Pruitt, Richard Prince, Jason Rhodes, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, C.M. Russell, Peter Saul, Cindy Sherman, Henry Merwin Shrady, Laurie Simmons, Andy Warhol, Karlheinz Weinberger, and Laura Wilson.

For further information about the exhibition and availability, please contact the gallery at info@venusovermanhattan.com

For all press inquiries related to the exhibition, please contact Nadine Johnson & Associates by e-mail at adam@nadinejohnson.com, and lindsey@nadinejohnson.com

Richard Avedon Peggy Daniels, cashier, Giddings, Texas, May 7, 1981
Richard Avedon Self-portrait, Photographer, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980
Will Boone Widowmaker
George Catlin   Wounded Bison
Edward Curtis Canyon de Chelly
Sante D’Orazio Johnny Depp, Hollywood, CA
12 Items from the Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls Collection
Mark Flood Come to Marlboro Country
Mark Flood Muted Cigarette Carton
Dennis Hopper   Dean Martin and John Wayne “The Sons of Katie Elder”
Frank Tenney Johnson The Night Hawk
Ray Johnson Untitled (Tit girl / Cowboy with Potato Masher)
Ray Johnson Untitled (Gerard Malanga Burnt Envelope with Cowboy Hat)
Ray Johnson Untitled (1958 James Dean with Outlet Mask)
Mike Kelley   Lewis and Clark (from the Reconstructed History Series)
Mike Kelley   Roger Williams Buying Land from the Indians (from the Reconstructed History Series)
Martin Kippenberger   If You Can’t Handle Freedom, Try Seeing How Far You Can Get with Women, Part I
Roy Lichtenstein Face and Feather
Nate Lowman  Alexis
Robert Mapplethorpe  Boot Fetish
Christian Marclay Guitar Cowboy
Leonard McCombe Portrait of Texas Cowboy Clarence Hailey Long
Bob Mizer Physique Pictorial Magazines
Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-A), Los Angeles, c. 1963
Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-FH), Los Angeles, c. 1963,
Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-G), Los Angeles, c. 1963
Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-L), Los Angeles, c. 1963
Bob Mizer   Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-S), Los Angeles, c. 1963
Cady Noland Cowboy with Holes, Eating
Cady Noland Untitled
Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) (Rearing Horse)
Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy)
Rob Pruitt iphoto (Brokeback Mountain)
Jason Rhoades Ndofu
Herb Ritts Pee Wee on Horse, Los Angeles
Ed Ruscha Dry Frontier
Ed Ruscha Our Flag
C.M. Russell Will Rogers
Peter Saul Daisy Crockett
Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #43
Henry Merwin Shrady Monarch of the Plains
Laurie Simmons  Brothers/Hay
Laurie Simmons Cowboy Pattern
Laurie Simmons Horizontal Man/Woman/Horse
Laurie Simmons Man/Sky/Puddle/First View
Tom of Finland Untitled (Preparatory Drawings)
Tom of Finland Untitled (Preparatory Drawings)
Tom of Finland Untitled (Preparatory Drawings)
Various Western Comic Books   Annie Oakley, Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Tom Mix
Andy Warhol Dennis Hopper Portrait
Andy Warhol Dennis Hopper Portrait
Andy Warhol The American Indian (Russell Means)
Karlheinz Weinberger Mitglied de Tiger Gang
Laura Wilson Hand and Spur
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