Ricky Powell is one of New York’s most celebrated street photographers, best known for capturing East Coast hip hop’s golden era and becoming the unofficial ‘fourth Beastie Boy’. Besides portraits of the Beastie Boys, Eazy-E, Public Enemy and RUN DMC he also captured portraits of Madonna, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Mike Tyson. We are proud to show a selection of Ricky Powells photographs in the gallery.
Opening the Thursday March 16th, 18:00 – 20:00
Le Fix Gallery, Kronprinsensgade 9B, Copenhagen.
Exhibition dates: March 16th – April 2nd 2017.
RICKY POWELL (b. 1961)
Ricky Powell graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts from LaGuardia Community College and a B.S. in Physical Education from Hunter College. Though Powell initially rose to fame because of his relationship with the Beastie Boys, he is well-known for his intimate photographs that have been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, The Village Voice, TIME, Newsweek, VIBE, The Source, Rolling Stone, and more.
Powell’s photographs focus on the organic New Yorker. His photographs simultaneously convey intimacy and detachment, as they provide a unique lens through which the viewer can analyse the mundane. Powell considers the relationship between the photographer and the photograph to be “a chemical connection of some sort”. The connection between Powell and his camera is only further stimulated by Greenwich Village, where he currently resides.