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Admirers of retro aesthetics are in for a treat, as legendary “pin–up girl” photographer Bunny Yeager has her first solo show in Las Vegas at the Sin City Gallery. The exhibition, titled “Bunny’s Bombshells,” will open on Thursday, June 5 at 7:00pm at Sin City Gallery and will be displayed through July 20, 2014. This is a rare opportunity to see and enjoy the golden age of this visual style.
Yeager started out as model in the 1950’s, and only picked up a camera to take her own portfolio shots. She quickly found a calling: as talented as she was before the camera, Yeager proved to be a genius behind it.
Yeager brought a unique point of view to a formerly male-dominated craft. Beauty, lightness and spontaneity became the trademark in the pictures of Bunny’s girls. She discovered Bettie Page and made her the icon of the 1950’s she remains today, and was the first woman to have shot for Playboy, and has created some of the magazine’s most emblematic covers.
“Almost all of the girls I asked easily agreed to pose for me, because they knew I wasn’t going to flirt with them like the men photographers did,” recalls Yeager.
Yeager’s work stayed relevant in the 1960’s as well. She arguably co-invented the concept of the “Bond Girl” when she took the emblematic photo of Ursula Andress emerging from the surf in her white bikini in Dr. No. Other famous Bunny girls include Maria Stinger, Lisa Winters, Joyce Nisari, and Burlesque Hall of Fame founder Dixie Evans.
Guests for the first exhibition in Las Vegas are her agent Ed Christin and Berlin-based gallerist Helmut Schuster. The Schuster gallery is a partner of the event in Las Vegas. As Yeager just celebrated her 85th birthday in Florida, it is a possibility that she may be in attendance for her exhibition in Las Vegas.
Yeager exhibited last year at Art Basel, and will be showing at an exclusive exhibition in Paris next year. “We are very honored to exhibit the works of such an influential and prolific artist as Ms. Yeager in Las Vegas. Not many people know that Bunny started her career in Las Vegas,” states gallery owner Laura Henkel. “I hope many will take the opportunity to see her work in person. It certainly is a rare opportunity to have access to one of the most recognized contemporary art portfolios that continues to influences art and culture.”
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Sin City Gallery is located off the Strip in the famous Arts Factory, situated in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas’ thriving arts community, at 107 E. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 100. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. The gallery was named one of the best 25 galleries in the United States by the American Art Awards for 2012 and 2013. The gallery’s TV exposure includes the Travel Channel’s “The Ethical Hedonist” episode featuring Las Vegas, as well as programming on The Oxygen Channel. For information, updates and exhibition calendar, call 702-608-2461.
Gallery Schuster Berlin, established in 1989, was one of the first gallery newcomers to the reawakened art scene of the reunited Germany. The gallery has received the highest critical acclaim from its beginning. Gallery Schuster also regularly participates in the major international art fairs including Basel, Miami, New York, Berlin and Cologne. Gallery Schuster cultivates networking relationships with major museums and international collections. In the year 2011 Galerie Schuster took the responsibility for the contemporary art section of the Dezerschauhalle Miami. In the year 2012 Helmut Schuster was elected as the Art Director of WEAM Miami and also Art Africa Miami. Since 2014, Helmut Schuster is the official consultant of the Art and Architecture Department at the Florida International University. The gallery’s exhibition program and its represented artists, centers around emerging and established international art. For additional information, please contact the gallery at www.galleryschuster.com and email@example.com.