‘Bowie, Beyonce & Beyond’ at The White Room Gallery - 27 East

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‘Bowie, Beyonce & Beyond’ at The White Room Gallery

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"Beyonce Dangerously in Love" by celebrity photographer Markus Klinko. COURTESY THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY

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David Bowie, "Natural Villains" by celebrity photographer Markus Klinko. COURTESY THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY

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David Bowie, "The Protector" by celebrity photographer Markus Klinko. COURTESY THE WHITE ROOM GALLERY

authorStaff Writer on Jul 10, 2023

From July 18 to August 6, The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Bowie, Beyonce & Beyond,” an exhibition featuring the work of famed celebrity photographer Markus Klinko. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Markus Klinko is an internationally acclaimed fashion/celebrity photographer for many reasons, perhaps because he shot Beyonce’s first solo album cover “Dangerously in Love” and Bowie’s “Heathen” album cover and then the Bowie with wolves photo shoot where there were in fact wolves, or maybe because he captures the essence of artists like no other,” write the show’s curators. “Vogue. GQ. Vanity Fair. Harper’s. Where there is fashion there is Klinko.”

Walking into this solo exhibit is like walking into a photo shoot. Beyonce and Bowie will be there, of course, but Lady Gaga is sure to make an appearance as well. The others on display, viewers are just going to have to find out for themselves.

This exhibit coincides with the 20-year anniversary of Beyonce’s album “Dangerously in Love” where Klinko had to give up his jeans to get the shot. It is always the stories behind the image that makes an exhibit come to life. But it’s the images that come to life without knowing the stories that make an exhibit.”

Born in Switzerland of French, Italian, Jewish and Hungarian descent, Klinko spent his early years training and performing as a classical harp soloist. After a hand injury, Klinko decided to become a fashion photographer and retired from his international concert and recording career.

He went on to create some of the most iconic album covers of his time, including Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love,” and Mariah Carey’s “The Emancipation of Mimi.” Many of Klinko’s famous celebrity photographs can be seen in his coffee table book “ICONS” (Perseus). Lincoln Center in New York presented an art exhibit showcasing many prints from the book and galleries and museums around the world have featured his work.

Klinko has appeared on numerous television shows and has been the subject of the reality series “Double Exposure” on the Bravo network.

The White Room Gallery is at 2415 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. For details, visit thewhiteroom.gallery.

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