NEW YORK—De Buck Gallery is pleased to present Anton Yelchin: Provocative Beauty. The exhibition will open Thursday, December 14, 2017 and will remain open until Wednesday, January 15, 2018. The selection of images spans from a productive 6-year period of photographic exploration.
At the time of his tragic passing at the age of 27, unbeknownst to most of his friends, Anton was pursuing a second career as a photographer. During this period, he documented a wide range of subjects using a Leica camera as well as disposable cameras. This exhibition focuses on portraits, self-portraits and interior images that Anton captured while exploring this private world. These photos include many intimate portraits of friends, family and also complete strangers. All of these people trusted Anton to convey his intimate interactions with them.
Anton was known primarily for his work as an actor in films such as Star Trek, Green Room, Like Crazy, Terminator: Salvation, Alpha Dog and many more. Yelchin's career began as a child when he received roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Practice, Hearts in Atlantis, Delivering Milo, and ER. Passionate about photography since childhood, Yelchin was embarking on a second career as a photographer at the end of his short but beautifully-lived life, having been commissioned to shoot for a number of international publications.
De Buck Gallery wishes to honor the legacy of Anton Yelchin's life and to recognize the tremendous creative energy, output and talent that he possessed.
The artist's portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Anton Yelchin Foundation. These funds will be used for a variety of programs empowering artists who face career challenges due to debilitating disease or disability.
The exhibition is co-curated by Clayton Calvert and Rachel Vancelette.
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