Kate Moss Photo Exhibit Features Rare Photos

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Photo courtesy of Danziger Projects
A little bit country: Kate Moss, by Glen Luchford, 1994

Can’t get enough of May Vogue Brasil, Paris, and Japan cover girl Kate Moss? You’re in luck. New York’s Danziger Projects gallery is celebrating the supermodel with a brand-new photo exhibit beginning this month.

“The Kate Moss Portfolio and Other Stories,” a collaboration between the British beauty and the Danziger Projects that begins May 12, encompasses two rooms and includes 11 30-by-24-inch prints by shutterbugs who have helped shape Moss’s career, reports Elle.

The photographers on show include Chuck Close, Annie Leibovitz, Glen Luchford, Mert & Marcus, Terry Richardson, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino, Inez van Lamsweerde + Vinoodh Matadin, and Bruce Weber.

“Unlike any model in the history of fashion photography, Kate Moss has proved to be a unique subject blurring the boundaries between fashion photography and contemporary art,” the Danziger Projects says of the Dior Addict spokesperson.

“In a career that has lasted 23 years to date, it can be said that Moss’s particular beauty and singular figure have made her more of a muse than a supermodel. No matter what she is wearing (or not wearing) Moss invariably becomes the subject of the photograph, supercharging the image and inspiring photographers to create some of their most imaginative work.

 “Unselfconscious and unapologetic, Moss’s persona and sensuality have not only changed our notions of beauty but also influenced the culture at large.”

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Photo courtesy of Danziger Projects

Pretty baby: Kate Moss, by Glen Lemuel, 1988

Besides the portfolio, the exhibit will include Gene Lemuel’s never-before-seen pics (above) of a 14-year-old Moss from 1988—that’s one year before photographer Corinne Day’s snaps for The Face made her famous—as well as Luchford’s images (top left) of the 20-year-old waif on her first trip to New York.

Rare photos by Mary McCartney and Herb Ritts will also be on view, as will recent silk screens by British pop artist Peter Blake.

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“The Kate Moss Portfolio and Other Stories” runs May 12 – June 30 at the Danziger Projects gallery, 527 West 23rd St., New York, N.Y.