Tyler Shields does Pride:
To coincide with NYC Pride week this June, Guy Hepner is pleased to offer some of Tyler Shields most influential works. LA based photographer, film maker and writer, Shields is best know for his controversial images of Hollywood celebrities. As an artist, Shields frequently reflects upon cultural and social criticisms and explores the most current and important agendas in our society.
“Freedom is no longer a dream, it’s the Law!” exclaims Shields to the public as he introduced his prismatic photograph, Pride. This glamorous, color-saturated photograph is the artist’s most alluring interpretation of the iconic moment in history when gay marriage is legalized nationwide.
Other contributions Tyler Shields brings to his Summer of 2015 Collection, such as Pride, took an instant liking to many Americans as it respond to recent historical breaking Supreme Court decision of the legalization of gay marriage nationwide.
Shields has more recently collaborated with actor Colton Haynes to produce a series of works the comments on sexuality and celebrity. “Every single time we work together we push boundaries and make incredible art” Haynes commented.
Shields recently opened up about his creative friendship and how Hayne’s openness about his sexuality has affected their new joint project. “There are few people who understand what I do as much as him…It’s amazing to see him since he came out, how free he is now. Of course it happened on his own time, but I am so happy for him he’s free now,” says Shields.
The Witches by Shields is one of his iconic works and has recently been auctioned at Sotheby’s last month. This chromogenic print sold at the London location in the May Photographs Auction.
Also available at Guy Hepner is Reformation, 2016 and Cigar, 2015 both coming in a limited edition of three. Guy Hepner is pleased to offer photographs by Tyler Shields in support of NYC Pride. Please inquire by phone or email today.