Indian Larry Photos in Project Gallery Exhibit
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Photographs of custom builder extraordinaire Indian Larry, shot by Timothy White, are currently featured in an exhibit at Project Gallery in Hollywood.
Fans of famed motorcycle builder Indian Larry who live on the West Coast don’t often get an intimate look at the larger-than-life figure. The current Indian Larry Motorcycles garage is on the other side of the country in Brooklyn, and most of his work and influence still resonates primarily on the East Coast. Thanks to a collection of photographs on display at the Project Gallery
, shot by Timothy White, now they can. White met Indian Larry in NYC and the two developed a friendship. White frequently used Indian Larry as the subject for his photography and owns a twisted downtube bike made by Indian Larry and Paul Cox. The intimacy he shared with Larry as a friend helped him capture compelling images of the enigmatic bike builder and Coney Island-style daredevil.
An opening reception was held Aug. 15 at the Project Gallery in Hollywood, but the exhibit will run through September 8, so there’s still opportunity for SoCal fans to check it out. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Project is located at 1553 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA. 90028 Phone: (323) 462-1100
Here’s more info courtesy of a Project Gallery press release:
Indian Larry: Photographs by Timothy White
Larry Desmedt (1949-2004) was a genius motorcycle builder, daredevil extraordinaire, and introspective philosopher that will forever be known as Indian Larry. He remains the motorcycle world’s most beloved figure, known equally for his wild antics, his gentleness, and generosity, and the radical bikes that reflected his carnivalesque character. One of the originators of the hardcore-style custom chopper, he combined ingenious metalwork and inventive engineering in highly collectible chrome sculptures that have garnered worldwide respect and recognition.
At the core of the exhibit, Indian Larry: Photographs by Timothy White, there is a palpable and poignant emotion to the photographs which lends insight into the friendship between White and Indian Larry, who proves to be one of White’s most profound subjects. Says White, “I had been photographing him for about 16 years when he died. It was an honest relationship and a real friendship. I loved to photograph Larry’s bikes and I tried to help him in getting recognized as the artist he was.”
About Timothy White:
Timothy White is one of the most sought-after celebrity photographers in the country. For over 20 years, he has captured the intimate, playful sides of legendary actors and actresses as well as the innocence of up-and-comers. He has photographed and continues to shoot some of the most recognizable movie posters of our time, the covers of countless high-profile publications, and imagery for an extraordinary roster of musicians. Named one of the most important people in photography by American Photo, Timothy White is the recipient of several photography and film awards, including the International Photographer of the Year. Timothy White’s photographs are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.
About Project Gallery:
Beautifully designed Project Gallery is a cultural destination for the Hollywood Arts community. Project features actively rotating exhibitions with diverse programming and boasts a unique and creative event space with a modern edge. In a very short time Project has held exhibitions for contemporary artists Zio Zigler, Ian Ross and Jeremiah Kille, a group pop up with prominent LA art venture Cartwheel and the highly regarded photography retrospective 50 Years of The Rolling Stones. The gallery has already received widespread media attention from Complex, Los Angeles Confidential, LA Canvas, Daily Candy, BBC, and many other outlets. For more information on Project please visit www.projectla.net
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