Manhattan Noon

Photographs by Gus Powell

December 15, 2007 - March 16, 2008

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A glimpse of the everyday, inspired by the poems of Frank O'Hara.

The midday meanderings of New Yorkers on their lunch breaks, famously captured by Frank O'Hara in his 1964 collection Lunch Poems, are the subject of Manhattan Noon, the first large-scale New York presentation of the recent photographs of Gus Powell. The exhibition features some 30 color images, taken by Powell during his lunch hour, that capture the city's inhabitants in, as O'Hara wrote, "the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon."  

Gus Powell, "Blue Frieze." Courtesy of the photographer.
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