Michael Grecco: NAKED AMBITION:
An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry
December 1, 2011 – February 16, 2012
Opening: Thursday, Dec 8, 4-7pm
Talk: Saturday, Dec 10 at Martine Chaisson Gallery, 4pm
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club
225 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Noon-close, Daily
The Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry project contains over 200 photographs of actors, filmmakers and personalities in the world of adult entertainment. Grecco photographed his subjects during the 2006 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, the convention which surrounds the annual AVN Awards.
The accompanying book’s forewords, written by rock musician Dave Navarro and Hustler magazine editor Larry Flynt, discuss modern culture’s acceptance of pornography into the mainstream, which allows an overtly sexual work like this to be considered a coffee table book.
Included among the portrait subjects are Larry Flynt, Jenna Jameson, Ron Jeremy, Chi Chi LaRue, Tera Patrick, Alexandra Silk, Katsuni, Dana DeArmond, Sunny Lane, Kurt Lockwood, and Michelle Aston. Uncommon in pornography-related works, the photographs have not been altered with any significant image editing or photo manipulation, thus avoiding the layer of fantasy usually applied to actors in this field.
Mr. Grecco will give a talk about the project on Saturday, Dec 10 at the Martine Chaisson Gallery. The presentation begins at 4pm, free and open to the public.