The Fahey/Klein Gallery is thrilled to present a selection of photographs from the queen of female sensuality, photographer Ellen von Unwerth. The works on display in Bombshell revel in von Unwerth’s experimentation with archetypes and stereotypes that result in images that are spontaneous, playful, and alive.

Ellen von Unwerth’s thirty-year storied career defined the aesthetic of the 90’s and 2000’s and has made her a staple of fashion photography. Crafting cinematic scenarios for her shoots, Von Unwerth’s flashy, kinky, and humorous photographs invite viewers to come along on a boisterous escapade. By furnishing each of her subjects with a new persona to inhabit, she allows their inhibitions to melt away. The story telling aspect of her creative process has allowed her to create images that are never static and beg the question, “what is really going on here?” The inherent sexuality in her images is never without fun, and the subjects within her works are always powerful – positioned in control of their sex appeal.

On view: March 23 – April 29, 2023

What: “Bombshell,” Ellen von Unwerth
Where: The Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 North La Brea Ave., LA 90036