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by Jay Burney / Dec. 15, 2015 8am EST
GreenWatch Guest Article by Global Justice Ecology Media Coordinator, Kip Doyle
The End of the Game: The Last Words from Paradise – Revisited
¡BuenVivir! Gallery 148 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
Through December, 17 2015 with Closing Reception & Solstice Party 6–9 p.m.
Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres – Free and open to the public
There is just one last chance (for now, at least) to view The End of The Game: The Last Word from Paradise, Revisited exhibit. The exhibit marks the 50th Anniversary of famed photographer and artist Peter Beard’s book, The End of the Game, and features photos by photojournalist and ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery Director Orin Langelle documenting Beard’s 1977 End of the Game exhibit, the first one-person show at Manhattan’s International Center of Photography (ICP). The exhibit closes Dec. 17.
Langelle shot the photos over four months during the installation, opening and parties surrounding Beard’s exhibit. Visitors will recognize many cultural icons in the photos, including Andy Warhol, Jackie Kennedy and Truman Capote. The juxtaposition of these with Beard’s work documenting the impacts of western-style “conservation” in Africa–including the deaths of 35,000 elephants–creates a broad and compelling exhibit in which viewers are taken from the desolation of the African flatland to the glitz of Studio 54 in its legendary heyday.
The closing is unlikely to be the finale for The End of The Game–Revisited, however.