Richard Kern Retrospective Opening in LES

05.28.09 Will Sherman

Although best known for erotic voyeuristic shots of the barely legal set, a new show offers a more complete picture of the sometimes dark and shocking photography of artist Richard Kern. Next week, RENTAL gallery on the Lower East Side opens “Richard Kern: Photos 1980-1999,” a retrospective of his photographic work. The new exhibition opens June 4th from 7 to 9 PM and is on view through July 5th at 120 East Broadway, 6th Floor. Click the images above for a not safe for work preview or see Kern’s monthly shoots for Vice.