€ 84,50
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Damiani (September 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8889431563
  • ISBN-13: 978-8889431566
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1400 gr

Larry Fink secured enduring fame with the book Social Graces, which mixed images from working-class Pennsylvania with a portfolio from upper-crust Manhattan, observing manners and mores on the long, curvy couches of Studio 54 and in the chaos of Pat Sabatine's eighth birthday party, where the screen door is always just about to slam. Fink has always been interested in what high and low culture have to say to one another, and has continued to seek the best of both behind the scenes at fashion shows in Runway and in the ring with sparring fighters in Boxing.


Larry Fink was born in Brooklyn in 1941 and in the 1960s, studied with Lisette Model, who encouraged him to become a professional photographer. Fink is best known for his series Social Graces, which explored social class in America in the 1970s by comparing two different worlds: that of urban New Yorkers at places like Studio 54 and that of rural, working class Pennsylvanians at events like birthday parties. His photographs have been published in Vanity Fair, W, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker and he has produced several books. Fink has taught for over forty years, most recently as a tenured professor at Bard College. He has received two Guggeneheim (1976 and 1979) and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships (1978 and 1976). Larry Fink was the receipient of ICP's 2015 Infinity Award for Art
In addition to ICP, his works are held in collections including the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; and the San Francisco Museum of Art.
Mary O'Donnell Hulme
Dahlberg, Laurie. Larry Fink. London and New York: Phaidon, 2005.
Fink, Larry. Boxing. New York: PowerHouse Books, 1997.
Fink, Larry. The Forbidden Pictures. New York: PowerHouse Books, 2004.
Fink, Larry. Night at the Met. Fotovision Books, 2009.
Fink, Larry. Primal Elegance. Revere, PA: Lodima Press, 2008.
Fink, Larry. Runway. New York: PowerHouse Books, 2000.
Fink, Larry. Social Graces. Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1984.
Fink, Larry. Somewhere There's Music. Bologna: Damiani, 2006.
Fink, Larry. The Vanities: Hollywood Parties, 2000-2009. Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2011.
Social Graces; Boxing; Runway and The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000-2009.