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'DEVELOPING THE SCENE'

ARTISTS' PORTRAITS IN PHOTOGRAPHS



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"DEVELOPING THE SCENE:" ARTISTS' PORTRAITS IN PHOTOGRAPHS by
LOU JACOBS JR, BASIL LANGTON, ALAN SHAFFER
November 13 to December 30, 1999

TOBEY C. MOSS GALLERY
7321 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5523, fax (323) 933-7618
E-mail, tobeymoss@earthlink.net
Web site, http://artscenecal.com/TMoss.html

An intriguing switch--turning 'the artist' into 'the subject'! Three photographers turn their cameras upon the faces of their friends and peers. Over these last sixty-plus years, Alan Shaffer, Lou Jacobs Jr. and Basil Langton responded to the working creative environment of which they were a part. The goal: to capture glimpses of creative genius.

Photographer/artist, writer/poet, actor/director BASIL LANGTON's venues range from England with Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, across the Atlantic to Thomas Hart Benton and Georgia O'Keeffe, primarily between the 1930s to 1970s.

In Los Angeles of 1949/1951, LOU JACOBS JR was part of the vital atmosphere of the time and place. He focussed upon Man Ray, Lorser Feitelson, Harry Bertoia, Helen Lundeberg, Bill Brice, Stanton Macdonald Wright and many others.

ALAN SHAFFER is engaged with the hot contemporary scene of southern California. In his photographs he captures the unique essence of the subject artist in a very personal way. Included in his roster are Gronk, Ed Moses, Graham Nash and Beatrice Wood.

These portraits weave a fascinating fabric of creativity on many levels.


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