© 2018 Stephen H. Kahn Trust    Steve Kahn (1943-2018)     stevekahnphotography@gmail.com

Represented by: Howard Greenberg GalleryNY, and Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, SF.


Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites/

Exhibition catalog
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

September 29 - March 31, 2019

"Los Angeles in the early 1970s was a place of economic, cultural, and social turbulence, and many artists responded by experimenting with non-traditional approaches to art making. Within this atmosphere of creative investigation, the photographer Steve Kahn began to work on a project that would become The Hollywood Suites. In 1974, he rented out rooms in a motel on Melrose Avenue and started to photograph professional bondage models posed within. However, his attention was quickly drawn away from the women and toward the mundane rooms in which they worked. He began to focus on the dilapidated interiors, including uneven curtains hanging askew from windows and doors that seemed to both offer and deny passage. His endeavor grew into a multifaceted conceptual series that used the motel’s physical features to adroitly explore ideas of psychological bondage and containment. Presenting this recently rediscovered project, Steve Kahn: The Hollywood Suites marks the artist’s first museum exhibition and is one of the first exhibitions since his untimely death earlier this year."


Steve Kahn: NO EXIT

November 8 - 11, 2018

First-time exhibitor, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, San Francisco, will bring a selection of The Hollywood Suites Series Vintage prints, Polaroids & limited edition Cibachromes to Paris.


Paris Photo, premier international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, Grand Palais, Paris.

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Stasis, Corridors 1969-1980
Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, San Francisco, CA

March 10 - May 26, 2018

The Hollywood Suites  2018
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, New York

February 1, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Mural Triptychs & Door/Window Constructions  2016
Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, San Francisco

August 6, 2016 - September 10, 2016

Corridors  2015
Joseph Bellows Gallery La Jolla, CA

May 16, 2015 - July 3, 2015

The Hollywood Suites  2012
Joseph Bellows Gallery La Jolla, CA

November 10, 2012 - December 21, 2012

Door/Window Constructions  1979
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles  

December 28 - January 19, 1979

The Hollywood Suites  1977
Broxton Gallery (aka Larry Gagosian Gallery) Los Angeles

February 19 - March 17, 1977