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#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

Peggy Daniels, cashier, Giddings, Texas, May 7, 1981, 1985

gelatin silver print on aluminum

50 1/8 x 40 1/4 in

127.3 x 102.2 cm
edition of 6 + 2 APs

Richard Avedon Self-portrait, Photographer, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980

Richard Avedon

Self-portrait, Photographer, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1980, 1980

gelatin silver print mounted on aluminum

50 1/8 x 39 1/4 in
127.3 x 99.7 cm
edition of 6

Will Boone Widowmaker

Will Boone

Widowmaker, 2015

aluminum keg, spring, vinyl and silkscreen on file cabinet
52 x 52 x 26.5 in

132.1 x 132.1 x 67.3 cm

George Catlin   Wounded Bison

George Catlin

Wounded Bison

pencil on paper
11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in

29.2 x 44.5 cm

Edward Curtis Canyon de Chelly

Edward Curtis
Canyon de Chelly, 1904
gold tone; photo image on glass

11 x 14 in
27.9 x 35.6 cm

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Edward Curtis
The Vanishing Race, 1904
gold tone; photo printed on glass

8 x 10 in
20.3 x 25.4 cm

Sante D’Orazio Johnny Depp, Hollywood, CA

Sante D’Orazio
Johnny Depp, Hollywood, CA, 1995

vintage print
8 x 10 in
20.3 x 25.4 cm
edition 1 of 2

12 Items from the Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls Collection

12 Items from the Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls Collection, 1881-1896
various publication

various dimensions

Mark Flood Come to Marlboro Country

Mark Flood
Come to Marlboro Country, 1980-1981
collage
10 7/8 x 16 3/8 in
27.6 x 41.6 cm

Mark Flood Muted Cigarette Carton

Mark Flood
Muted Cigarette Carton, 1983

acrylic on found object
4 x 10 3/4 x 2 in
10.2 x 27.3 x 5.1 cm

Dennis Hopper   Dean Martin and John Wayne “The Sons of Katie Elder”

Dennis Hopper

Dean Martin and John Wayne “The Sons of Katie Elder,” 1965
20 x 24 in
50.8 x 61 cm

AP

Frank Tenney Johnson The Night Hawk

Frank Tenney Johnson

The Night Hawk, 1936

oil on canvas
37 1/2 x 31 1/2 in

95.3 x 80 cm

Ray Johnson Untitled (Tit girl / Cowboy with Potato Masher)

Ray Johnson

Untitled (Tit girl / Cowboy with Potato Masher), 1973/1980/1988

collage on illustration board
7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in

19.1 x 14.6 cm

Ray Johnson Untitled (Gerard Malanga Burnt Envelope with Cowboy Hat)

Ray Johnson

Untitled (Gerard Malanga Burnt Envelope with Cowboy Hat), ca. 1976-1994
collage on illustration board

12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in

31.8 x 31.8 cm

Ray Johnson Untitled (1958 James Dean with Outlet Mask)

Ray Johnson

Untitled (1958 James Dean with Outlet Mask), 1994
collage on cardboard panel
11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in

29.8 x 21.6 cm

Mike Kelley   Lewis and Clark (from the Reconstructed History Series)

Mike Kelley

Lewis and Clark (from the Reconstructed History Series), 1989

black and white photograph
8 x 10 in

20.3 x 25.4 cm

Mike Kelley   Roger Williams Buying Land from the Indians (from the Reconstructed History Series)

Mike Kelley

Roger Williams Buying Land from the Indians (from the Reconstructed History Series), 1989
black and white photograph
8 x 10 in
20.3 x 25.4 cm

Martin Kippenberger   If You Can’t Handle Freedom, Try Seeing How Far You Can Get with Women, Part I

Martin Kippenberger

If You Can’t Handle Freedom, Try Seeing How Far You Can Get with Women, Part I, 1984
color photograph

21 1/2 x 16.54 in

54.5 x 42 cm

Roy Lichtenstein Face and Feather

Roy Lichtenstein
Face and Feather, 1979

oil and magna on canvas

36 x 36 x 2 1/2 in

91.4 x 121.9 cm

Nate Lowman  Alexis

Nate Lowman

Alexis, 2005

c-print
70 x 47 in

177.8 x 119.4 cm

Robert Mapplethorpe  Boot Fetish

Robert Mapplethorpe

Boot Fetish, 1979

gelatin silver print

24 13/16 x 24 in

63 x 61 cm

Christian Marclay Guitar Cowboy

Christian Marclay
Guitar Cowboy, 2004
acrylic paint on record album

12 1/8 x 12 1/4 in
30.8 x 31.1 cm

Leonard McCombe Portrait of Texas Cowboy Clarence Hailey Long

Leonard McCombe

Portrait of Texas Cowboy Clarence Hailey Long, 1949
gelatin silver print
13 5/8 x 10 in

34.6 x 25.4 cm

Bob Mizer Physique Pictorial Magazines

Bob Mizer

Physique Pictorial Magazines

magazine photographs

various dimensions

Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-A), Los Angeles, c. 1963

Bob Mizer

Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-A), Los Angeles, c. 1963, 2015
silver gelatin print

20 x 16 in

50.8 x 40.6 cm

edition of 3

Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-FH), Los Angeles, c. 1963,

Bob Mizer

Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-FH), Los Angeles, c. 1963, 2015
silver gelatin print

20 x 16 in

50.8 x 40.6 cm

edition of 3

Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-G), Los Angeles, c. 1963

Bob Mizer

Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-G), Los Angeles, c. 1963, 2015
silver gelatin print

20 x 16 in

50.8 x 40.6 cm

edition of 3

Bob Mizer Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-L), Los Angeles, c. 1963

Bob Mizer

Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-L), Los Angeles, c. 1963, 2015
silver gelatin print

20 x 16 in

50.8 x 40.6 cm

edition of 3

Bob Mizer   Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-S), Los Angeles, c. 1963

Bob Mizer

Untitled (Larry Lamb, Catalog #UH1-S), Los Angeles, c. 1963, 2015
silver gelatin print

20 x 16 in

50.8 x 40.6 cm

edition of 3

Cady Noland Cowboy with Holes, Eating

Cady Noland
Cowboy with Holes, Eating, 1990

silkscreen on cut 3/8 inch aluminum plate
74 x 49 x 3/8 in
187.96 x 124.46 x 0.9 cm

Cady Noland Untitled

Cady Noland
Untitled, 1990
graphite on paper
11 7/16 x 8 11/16 in

29.1 x 22.1 cm

Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy) (Rearing Horse)

Richard Prince

Untitled (Cowboy) (Rearing Horse), 1997-98
ektacolor photograph

60 x 40 in
152.4 x 101.6 cm

edition of 2 + 1 AP

Richard Prince Untitled (Cowboy)

Richard Prince
Untitled (Cowboy), 2012

inkjet and acrylic painting on canvas
70 x 42 in
177.8 x 106.7 cm

Rob Pruitt iphoto (Brokeback Mountain)

Rob Pruitt
iphoto (Brokeback Mountain), 2009

photographic print, in sixteen parts
each: 17 7/8 x 24 1/8 in

each: 45.4 x 61.3 cm
edition of 3

Jason Rhoades Ndofu

Jason Rhoades
Ndofu, 2005
wire shelf unit, 6 dream catchers, Chinese scholar’s stone, 1 cowboy hat, 1 neon phrase (“Ndofu”), ceramic donkeys, extension cords, aluminum armature wire, neon transformer, and various materials
86 5/8 x 54 3/4 x 19 1/4 in
220 x 139.1 x 48.9 cm

Herb Ritts Pee Wee on Horse, Los Angeles

Herb Ritts
Pee Wee on Horse, Los Angeles, 1987

gelatin silver enlargement print, toned

24 x 20 in
61 x 50.8 cm
edition of 25

Ed Ruscha Dry Frontier

Ed Ruscha
Dry Frontier, 1987

acrylic on canvas

72 x 72 in

182.9 x 182.9 cm

Ed Ruscha Our Flag

Ed Ruscha
Our Flag, 1987

oil on canvas
54 x 120 in
137.2 x 304.8 cm

C.M. Russell Will Rogers

C.M. Russell

Will Rogers, n.d.

bronze
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 4 1/2 in

29.2 x 29.2 x 11.4 cm

Peter Saul Daisy Crockett

Peter Saul
Daisy Crockett, 1985-2015

acrylic on lithograph
31 x 27 in
78.7 x 68.6 cm

Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #43

Cindy Sherman
Untitled Film Still #43, 1979

gelatin silver print
39 x 40 in
99.1 x 101.6 cm
edition of 3

Henry Merwin Shrady Monarch of the Plains

Henry Merwin Shrady

Monarch of the Plains, 1899

roman era bronze
14 x 13 1/2 x 10 in

35.6 x 34.3 x 25.4 cm

Laurie Simmons  Brothers/Hay

Laurie Simmons

Brothers/Hay, 1979

cibachrome print

5 1/4 x 7 in
13.3 x 17.8 cm

edition of 7 + 2 APs

Laurie Simmons Cowboy Pattern

Laurie Simmons

Cowboy Pattern, 1979

cibachrome print
5 x 7 in
12.7 x 17.8 cm

edition of 7 + 1 AP

Laurie Simmons Horizontal Man/Woman/Horse

Laurie Simmons

Horizontal Man/Woman/Horse, 1979

cibachrome print

5 x 7 1/4 in

12.7 x 18.4 cm

edition of 7

Laurie Simmons Man/Sky/Puddle/First View

Laurie Simmons

Man/Sky/Puddle/First View, 1979

cibachrome Print
5 x 7 in
12.7 x 17.8 cm
edition of 7 + 2 AP

Tom of Finland Untitled (Preparatory Drawings)

Tom of Finland

Untitled (Preparatory Drawings), 1982
graphite on paper

8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in

21 x 14.6 cm

Tom of Finland Untitled (Preparatory Drawings)

Tom of Finland
Untitled (Preparatory Drawings), 1982
graphite on paper
8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in
21 x 14.6 cm

Tom of Finland Untitled (Preparatory Drawings)

Tom of Finland
Untitled (Preparatory Drawings), 1982
graphite on paper
8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in
21 x 14.6 cm

Various Western Comic Books   Annie Oakley, Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Tom Mix

Various Western Comic Books

Annie Oakley, Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Tom Mix, c. 1950s

Andy Warhol Dennis Hopper Portrait

Andy Warhol
Dennis Hopper Portrait, 1970

silkscreen on canvas
36 x 36 in
91.4 x 91.4 cm

Andy Warhol Dennis Hopper Portrait

Andy Warhol
Dennis Hopper Portrait, 1970

silkscreen on canvas
36 x 36 in
91.4 x 91.4 cm

Andy Warhol The American Indian (Russell Means)

Andy Warhol

The American Indian (Russell Means), 1976
synthetic polymer paint and silk- screen ink on canvas

50 x 42 in

127 x 106.7 cm

Karlheinz Weinberger Mitglied de Tiger Gang

Karlheinz Weinberger

Mitglied de Tiger Gang, 1962

c-print
19 x 13 in
48.3 x 33 cm
edition 1 of 10

Laura Wilson Hand and Spur

Laura Wilson
Hand and Spur, 1992

gelatin silver print

20 x 24 in
50.8 x 61 cm

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