Ward of the State: Tony Ward, Artists' Muse, a group
exhibition of works centered on shared muse, Tony
Ward. Called "male icon of the century"
by Paris Vogue, Ward has been the subject of numerous
photographers and designers, including Bruce Weber,
Jim French, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Ellen Von Unwerth,
Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin
Klein, and numerous others.
has also appeared in Madonna's book Sex, as well as
in her hyper-sexualized music videos. As a collective
work of art, Ward of the State reveals Ward as the
embodiment of ideals of masculinity, beauty, brutality,
fashion, and sexual ambiguity. Heath Daniels is at
the Ward of the State opening night reception.
Heath interviews contributing artists Robert Standish,
Rick Castro, Michael Gregg Michaud, Jules Muck, Ray
Turner, Maya Mercer, Estevan Oriol, and Paul Rusconi.
Curated by Robert Standish, the exhibition highlights
a diverse collection of images by artists whose lives
and careers have at various points been impacted by
Tony Ward, as subject, muse and myth.
Daniels on Youtube
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