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Terry Richardson Had Parents

In the Gallery

New photo show proves the impossible.

“My parents split up when I was four,” said porny-artsy photographer Terry Richardson. “It feels good for me to have them back together again, even if it’s in a gallery and only for a little while. It’s something I’m doing for me and in a way, for them.”

That’s how Mister Lambchops himself describes his new photo exhibit entitled “Mom Dad” at the lower-cased half gallery (208 Forsyth Street) in downtown New York. The show will be up through December 4th, hosted by gallerist scribe Bill Powers. The gallery’s by appointment only and is closed on weekends.

The show is annexed to the release of Richardson’s new monograph tome of the same name, from Morel Books. It’s nice to know the guy was once nerdy like the rest of us.

Here’s the facts: “Terry’s late father Bob Richardson was a renowned fashion photographer and his mother, Annie, still alive and kicking it in Ojai, California was a former Copacabana dancer, stylist, and Jimi Hendrix paramour.

“Although they divorced when Terry was quite young, the couple is brought together again here in these touching, funny, sometimes desperate photographs. Mixing captured text and portraiture, this series doubles as an epistemological survey of one man’s life in an attempt to reconcile his family of origin. The two-volume book launched at Colette in Paris late September.

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