The current exhibition at Dean Project, “Guys & Dolls: Seeing Stars”, is a two-person exhibition of photographs by Rose Hartman and Holger Keifel that juxtaposes revealing moments of boxing personalities with those of social celebrities. Dating from the 1970’s through today, Rose Hartman and Holger Keifel’s photographs include world known figures, such as Jackie O, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Oscar de la Hoya, Evander Holyfield, and Don King.
Displayed in one room, the portraits raise questions about social class, beauty, power, and contemporary society. Moreover, Rose and Holger’s photos capture intimate “behind the scene” moments that belie the idealized image represented to the public. Both photographers have had their work published and exhibited extensively worldwide. Rose Hartman’s work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W magazine; she has also exhibited in group shows including The Museum of the City of New York, The Paterson Museum, and The Whitney Museum. Holger Keifel’s work has been published in Playboy, The New York Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Observer Sports Monthly and his work has been exhibited at The Corcoran Gallery, The Butler Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida Atlantic University, his work is in several museum collections including The Museum of the City of New York.