Semblanzas de ida y vuelta

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Semblanzas de ida y vuelta
©Javier Porto
Grace Jones, 1984

Robert Mapplethorpe, Carlos Berlanga, Alaska… enigmatic photographer Javier Porto (Madrid, 1960) worked in one of the most explosive times, artistically speaking. His images, set in New York and Madrid, are today a historical document of the era when Andy Warhol and Pedro Almodóvar were the focus of criticism, looks and also praise and admiration. Around 25 photographs in the exhibition show us that the two cities weren't really that different.

Porto's Polaroids, many in black and white, show an artistic and social reality that many would like to have known. According to Porto, 'I knew who Keith Haring was, who Robert Mapplethorpe was, who Andy Warhol was, and who Grace Jones was. What I had was the luck to have been there.'

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