"Below" (2013) Archival print

by Patrick Hoelck

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Artist/Maker: Patrick Hoelck
Title: "Below"
Year Created: 2013
Medium / Materials: Archival print
Framed or Unframed: Unframed
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Dimensions (H x W x D): 20"H x 24"W
Style/Period: Photography
Rarity/Quantity Available: Edition of 20
Signed: Yes
Reserve Present: Yes

More about this item:

Patrick Hoelck's work resonates because it does not hide, pervert, destroy, or malign. 
Instead, it emboldens an individual for who they are. Sexuality and celebrity status are 
consequential of being human—of being a man or woman, actor or actress, singer or 
musician, model or cult personality. Glamour and attitude are consequential of 
one's pride and self-respect. Hoelck’s work captures these symptoms at face value. 


Bio of Artist / Maker:

Hoelck, born in Santa Monica, California in 1968, is an American contemporary 
photographer and director. In his early teens, Hoelck made his way to New York City 
where he was quickly absorbed into the lawless city streets of the 1980's and at 
sixteen began directing music videos during the emergence of rap music. 

In 2002, Hoelck self-published his first book of photographs and short stories, 
entitled TAR, which was the catalyst for his emergence as a professional photographer. 
He gained momentum after friend Vincent Gallo chose him to shoot the cover of Flux 
magazine over the late Richard Avedon. He has since shot for major editorial, fashion 
and advertising clients. His subjects include celebrities and musicians such as, Clint 
Eastwood, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Samuel L Jackson, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, 
Anna Paquin, and Katie Holmes. 

In 2010, he made his feature film directorial debut with "Mercy", winning Best Director 
and Best Film in the Savannah Film festival. While his film enjoys success Hoelck 
continues to explore the intricacies of human nature through the lens voilà. 

He recently released a book of Polaroids entitled Polaroid Hotel, the book signing 
and exhibition enjoyed great success being hosted by LEADAPRON, curated by 
OH WOW, and receiving praise from Art in America. Hoelck currently lives and works
between Los Angeles and New York City and continues to shoot for clients all over the
world as well as expand upon his body of fine art.




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