New York

Patrick Faigenbaum

Gladstone Gallery | West 21st St

In recent years, Patrick Faigenbaum’s photographs have begun to undergo subtle if perceptible changes. Their severity has softened, as the imposing architectural settings of his dour portraits of the Italian aristocracy have yielded to the real world and its inhabitants, to the outdoors and to light. In this exhibition of recent photographs, taken mostly in St. Raphaël, a seaside town in the south of France, and in Bremen, Germany, over the last two years, Faigenbaum continues his work as a portraitist, but focuses instead on less formal subjects.

If the artist has eschewed the world of an atrophying aristocracy for a more democratic representation of people going about their daily routines, though, he is no less concerned with the history and genealogy of his subjects, foremost those of his own family. The show is dedicated to his wife Angela and their newborn son Raphael and includes Le

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