A star studded crowd turned out for the Art Reserve’s Exposure² exhibition at Siren studios Thursday June 28 which benefited Elysium Project. Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and kids Zuma and Kingston, Jonah Hill, Minka Kelly, Anne V., Tony Kanal and the band members of No Doubt showed up to lend their support to photographers Steve Erle and Pete Black.
There is a sense of nostalgia and yearning for the return to glamour within the work of Pete Black. There’s No Place Like New York City, 2005, features 40 pairs of Louboutins, packed closely together. A single red pair pops out amongst the rows of the highly coveted footwear, a hidden testament that a woman can never have enough shoes, nor travel too far from Oz. Additional photos of behind the scene shots of Christie Turlington, and Helena Christensen in Paris during the 1992 shows, sold early in the night.
Anne V. was in town to show her support to her good friend, Steve Erle and was featured throughout the exhibition from their work together with Sports Illustrated. Upon entering the space, attendees were met by a series of super human images of Tony Kanal flying mid-air, true to his exuberant and energetic personality.
Highlights included fashion and portraiture shots of models and celebrities, reflecting Steve’s multiple collaborations with Benecio Del Toro, Emma Stone, Sofia Vergara, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Puff Daddy, Ivanka Trump and Aerosmith.
It was an event to remember, but or those of you who missed it, a catalog is available and images of Steve’s and Pete’s are available here.