© Ellen von Unwerth

From Revenge, 2002
Gelatin Silver Print, 16" x 20", Edition of 15

Ellen von Unwerth

In this exhibition of black and white photographs, the always provocative Ellen von Unwwerth has created a sadomasochistic story told in pictures. A sexy romp in the country, in which three young women arrive at a Baroness's estate expecting a relaxing weekend, and find something entirely different. In these startlingly erotic photographs, von Unwerth explores the vocabulary of bondage; the chains, ropes, masks, corsets, and hardware. The participants in the story; the girls, the Baroness, her chauffeur, and the stablehand, combine the dark and dangerous along with the fun and games of contempory life in the fast lane.

Ellen von Unwerth was born in Germany in the mid 1950's. She worked in a circus as assistant to the knife thrower and worked as a model after being discovered walking down the street in her native Munich. Von Unwerth's fashion work is published in American, Italian, and British Vogue, Interview and Vanity Fair. Her books include "Snaps," "Wicked"
and "Couples".

March 21 - April 19, 2003
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