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Impressions from New York

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Up until May 20, 2016, Sepp Werkmeister will be showing his pictures for the first time at the Rosenheim State Archives and the State Gallery.

New York at the time of Andy Warhol: glamour, creativity and vibrant life on the one hand, poverty and infirmity on the other. Within the framework of his exhibition 'Andy Warhol – The Original Silkscreens', currently on display at the Rosenheim State Gallery, the photographer Seep Werkmeister's pictures convey a fascinating, touching but also disturbing image of life in this city full of contradictions. In parallel to the State Gallery exhibition, further photographs will be on display from March 16 to May 20, at the State Archives (directly next to the exhibition hall).

The 'Sound of Life' and 'Faces of New York' series will also be on display: photographs taken by Sepp Werkmeister in the New York of the fifties, sixties and seventies have been edited together into impressive films.

The passionate photographer became known, above all, for his pictures of the world's jazz greats, such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. The degree in which the Munich-born Werkmeister, who is celebrating his 85th birthday in March, was fascinated by the Big Apple is evident in the pictures that, next to his jazz photographs, are on display at the Rosenheim Gallery and State Archives.

Further information available at: Städtische Galerie Rosenheim and Stadtarchiv Rosenheim

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