Celebrated Time/Life Photographer Ben Martin’s Work on Display at the Artplex Gallery in Beverly Hills

Ben Martin – “Illuminating Shadows” Exhibition at the Artplex Gallery

Ben Martin Photo

Ben Martin

“Illuminating Shadows” March 16 – April 12, 2024

Opening Saturday, March 16 from 4 – 6 PM!

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, February 26, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — Artplex Gallery proudly presents “Illuminating Shadows” – the remarkable works of distinguished photographer Ben Martin from March 16 through April 12, 2024. His exhibited silver gelatin photographic prints serve as captivating portraits, particularly highlighting artists in their studios. In his Artists’ Studios series, Martin intimately photographs influential artists of the twentieth century including Roy Lichtenstein, Salvador Dali, Mark Rothko, Marisol Escobar, and Larry Rivers among others. These intimate glimpses of these monolithic artists showcase Martin’s ability to capture the essence of the subject and these iconic moments

Ben Martin was TIME Magazine’s first New York Bureau staff photographer covering wars, fashion, politics, arts, business, and sports for TIME, Life, Fortune, People, and Sports Illustrated for thirty-three years. He immortalized evocative images that defined the 1960’s such as Richard M. Nixon’s haggard 5 o’clock shadow, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march to Montgomery, Alabama, and John F. Kennedy’s grieving widow and children. His exhibited silver gelatin photographic prints are portraits of artists in their studios.

Ben Martin was married to the actress Kathryn Leigh Scott (1971-1990), best known for her roles on legendary gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, with whom he co-founded Pomegranate Press, a book publishing company. The two remained close friends and business partners until his death February 10, 2017 at age 86.

“Ben Martin’s stunning portraits of Roy Lichtenstein, Salvador Dali, Mark Rothko, Larry Rivers and Marisol Escobar, illuminate the pop art, abstract-expressionist and surrealist painters and sculptors that defined the 60s art world,” says Kathryn Leigh Scott, the photographer’s former wife and archivist.

Artplex Gallery is an internationally established contemporary art gallery with partner galleries in Zurich, Cologne and Los Angeles. Artplex Gallery specializes in high-quality original contemporary art representing a broad spectrum of major international artists. Since the opening of Artplex Gallery in 2018, the gallery continues to be one of the world’s leading art galleries specializing in high-quality, original contemporary art representing a broad spectrum of major international artists. Right at home in West Hollywood and within immediate proximity to its sister gallery Artspace Warehouse, Artplex Gallery is an expansive modern space that specializes in international urban, pop, graffiti, figurative, and abstract art catering to the visual impact.

Artplex Gallery

7377 Beverly Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm | Sun 12 – 6pm

Contact: Kathryn Leigh Scott, PH: 1-310-526-3636, [email protected]

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