Installation view of the exhibition Philip-Lorca di Corcia: Hustlers at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2013.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Hustlers

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs from Philip-Lorca diCorcia's Hustlers series (1990–1992), on view at the gallery's 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces in New York. Also displayed, and shown for the first time in the United States, will be a room-sized installation composed of three synchronized single-channel projections entitled Best Seen, Not Heard (2012). An exhibition of the artist's East of Eden series will be concurrently presented at the gallery's London location (24 Grafton Street) from September 25 to November 16, 2013.

Taken just over twenty years ago in Los Angeles in the vicinity of Santa Monica Boulevard, Hustlers is considered to be one of diCorcia's best-known series. It features male prostitutes posing for the camera for a fee loosely equivalent to what they would charge for their sexual services. DiCorcia paid the subjects with grant money awarded to him by the National Endowment for the Arts, a bold gesture during the controversial years that witnessed censorship of NEA-supported exhibitions by Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serrano, and other artists. In 1993, twenty-one works from Hustlers were on view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, marking diCorcia's first museum solo exhibition. Two decades later, the exhibition at David Zwirner presents thirty-six photographs from the series, including twelve works newly produced and shown for the first time.

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A photograph by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, titled Ike Cole, 38 years old, Los Angeles, California, 25 dollars, dated 1990 to 1992.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Ike Cole, 38 years old, Los Angeles, California, $25, 1990-92
Chromogenic print
23 3/4 x 36 inches (60.3 x 91.4 cm)

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Tim Morgan Jr., 21 years old, Los Angeles, California, $25 / Joe Egure, 18 years old, Los Angeles, California, $25, 1990-92
Chromogenic print
23 3/4 x 36 inches (60.3 x 91.4 cm)

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Hustlers

Created by Pascal Dangin in collaboration with the artist, this large-scale publication presents the now iconic Hustlers series in its entirety.

Artist: Philip-Lorca diCorcia

A photograph by Philip-Lorca diCorcia titled Todd M. Brooks, 22 years old, Denver, Colorado, $40, dated 1990 to 1992.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Todd M. Brooks, 22 years old, Denver, Colorado, $40, 1990-92
Chromogenic print
25 x 38 inches (63.5 x 96.5 cm)
A photograph by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, titled Champagne, 19 years old, California, $25, dated 1990 to 1992.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Champagne, 19 years old, California, $25, 1990-92
Chromogenic print
23 3/4 x 35 5/8 inches (60.3 x 90.5 cm)
A photograph by Philip-Lorca diCorcia titled Ralph Smith, 21 years old Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, $25, dated 1990 to 1992.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Ralph Smith, 21 years old Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, $25, 1990-92
Chromogenic print
23 3/4 x 36 3/8 inches (60.3 x 92.4 cm)

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