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    Philadelphia Party Pictures: A Journey from the Basement to the Penthouse 1979-1989

    Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    219 S. 6th Street Philadelphia PA 19106
    • Wednesday November 4th 2020, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    In this talk, the critically-acclaimed Philadelphia-based artist William Earle Williams will present his newest book William Earle Williams: Party Pictures.


    Published in February 2020 by The Print Center, a 105-year-old non-profit institution in Philadelphia dedicated to photography and printmaking, this monograph contains over 70 stunning black-and-white photographs taken in the 1970s and ‘80s at the most sought-after social events in and around city – from upper crust Main Line society balls and Henri David’s infamous Halloween parties to hair competitions and art openings. In these insightful images of blue-blooded doyennes, society upstarts, A-list celebrities and blue-collar wait staff, Williams reveals the unspoken cues of class, race and gender.

    Free - $5
    Tess Galen

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