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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
October 14, 2006 - May 12, 2008
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mister B
presents:
Pornographic Virtue
The Photography of Ulli Richter

Exhibition EXTENDED from January 31 until May 12!

Mister B is proud to present a collection of the photographs of Ulli Richter.

Have you ever noticed that you keep munching away on your dinner with the news on in the background and 250 civilians just killed in Afghanistan? And have you ever thought that beating someone consensually with a whip is perversion, whilst having toxins injected into your face paralyzing it, just a ‘beauty treatment’? In such a high-tech- and image-obsessed fast-food-pop-culture, it is the artist’s duty to step back, refocus and hold up the mirror.

Ulli Richter was born in a small East German village on the Czech border. Ulli moved to London in 1995 and today works as a commercial lifestyle and advertising photographer. Yet his artistic work encompasses the world of international gay subculture. Most of his work carries a strong sense of surrealism with its classic preoccupation of sex and decay. The people he photographs are complex individuals who might appear threatening and even violent, but are in fact kind, caring and full of passion.

By exhibiting large canvases of his work in public, Ulli’s aim is to juxtapose the deceptive ‘threat’ of a fetish scene where everyone finds a safe and consensual space to live out his personal fantasies, against the real absurdity of modern everyday life. “I combine the kinky reality of a subculture with a poetic-symbolic and sometimes humorous approach, thereby capturing and preserving the moment for the future.”

Ulli has worked for Australia’s BLUE Magazine, on campaigns for London’s SMGays and Suzie Krueger’s legendary HARD ON club;.he is proud to be associated with RoB London and SpeXter Munich, both whom he has created iconic advertising images for, which have become collector’s items. He is also staff photographer for the LA-based INSTIGATOR Magazine and publishes regular photo essays for LondonFetishScene.com. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and is part of various private collections around the world.

Mister B
Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 10
AM - 6:30 PM Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 11
AM - 6 PM Sunday 1 PM - 6 PM Free admission
Warmeosstraat 89, 1012 HZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands +3.120.422.0003

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