Preview: Allen Frame, “Dialogue with Bolaño” at Gitterman Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Books, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on November 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm


Santiago and Paola, Mexico City, 2002

Roberto Bolaño, considered by many to be the most important Latin American writer of his generation.  Bolaño thought of himself as a poet initially, and his first novels weren’t published until the 1990s. “The Savage Detectives,” won the Romulo Gallegos Prize for best Spanish-language novel of the year in 1999.  Bolaño died in 2003 at the age of fifty and his work has been translated steadily into English and other languages since then, creating widespread international acclaim. Bolaño’s publisher, New Directions has used nine of Allen Frame’s photographs as Bolaño book covers.

Frame’s photographs convey a deeply felt, but also carefully restrained sense of intimacy; desire and alienation; a noir-like menace that fits Bolaño’s work perfectly. Both color and black and white photographs will be on display paired with the literary work of Bolaño for this special exhibition.


November 7, 2013 – January 11, 2014

For more information: Gitterman Gallery

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