The Ice Cream Parlor, 2004
Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf is a key European figure in both fashion and fine art photography. Olaf will be at Aperture to discuss and sign his new Aperture monograph, Erwin Olaf, which brings together for the first time three of the artist’s series: Rain, Hope, and Grief. Each richly colored and sleekly composed image offers a sly reinterpretation of Norman Rockwell-like iconography and characters, manifesting a nostalgia that both burlesques and wryly celebrates America of the 1950s and ’60s.
Exhibitions of his work are currently on view:
Erwin Olaf: Still Living Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), North Carolina
Erwin Olaf: Rain, Hope, Grief & Fall Hague Museum of Photography