Merce Cunningham Redux by James Klosty
James Klosty’s Merce Cunningham was the first book ever published about Cunningham. It appeared in 1975 and was republished in 1986. Now, for the 100th anniversary of Cunningham’s birth, it is reincarnated for a twenty-first-century audience in duotone printing, redesigned and completely reimagined with an additional 140 pages of photographs, many published never before. Click here for more information about the book.
James Klosty is a photographer and an actor/singer who still pays his equity dues even though he has not performed in anything for a long time. He was a member of the inaugural class of NYU’s professional theater MFA program. He first saw the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in London in 1964 and the experience changed his life. In 1975, Dutton published Merce Cunningham, which was the first book ever to appear on Cunningham. In 1975, Klosty’s Cunningham photographs received one-man exhibitions at the Leo Castelli Gallery and the International Center of Photography. In 2014, Wesleyan University Press published his book John Cage Was. In 2018, Damiani published Greece 66, a collection of his photographs of Greece. Today, he is primarily an organic gardener who grows at least one dozen varieties of potatoes every year.
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