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From March 25 – May 15, Laurence Miller Gallery will present 20 vintage photographs from the gallery's collection, made between 1965 and 1974 by Brooklyn born (b. 1942) satirist and provocateur Les Krims. This will be Krims' first one-person show in New York in over 20 years.

Krims achieved instant recognition in 1969 with five exhibitions of his powerful satirical images, such as his Jewish mother naked on her living room couch, older Jewish men in a Coney Island sauna, and a naked woman wearing only a Minnie Mouse mask posing in front of an oversize cross made out of Mickey Mouse balloons. Over the years his work has been characterized as humorous, disturbing, misogynistic and revolutionary. A pioneer of contemporary tableau and fictional photography, his work has provoked impassioned dialogue about gender, photography's relationship to history, and the borders of promiscuity and taboo.

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