Loading Events

BOB KRASNER:The Shape of the City

BOB KRASNER:The Shape of the City

September 17, 2022 - October 30, 2022

250 Bowery, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012 + Google Map

Photography Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17 / 3–7 PM / Free
Special Performance by Female Genius on the terrace at 3:30 PM. 

Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive is pleased to present photographer Bob Krasner’s abstract city views that explore the intersection of the architecture and atmosphere of New York City. Unlike his well-known pictures of cultural events, which concentrate on the life and people of the downtown scene, these photos represent the joyful moments of image-making that condense man’s creations and the sun into painterly and sublime abstraction.

Krasner has been a photographer since high school. He’s photographed rock stars and presidents, weddings and bar mitzvahs, performance art and paintings, shopping malls and private estates, writers and publishers, CEOs and sailors. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and the Village Voice, among other publications. He is currently a weekly contributor to the Villager and AM New York, concentrating on events and people below 14th Street, which brings him in touch with some of the most important artists and creators working in the city today. 

“When I’m not shooting portraits or concerts or parades, I relax by taking more pictures,” he says. Posted daily on his Instagram page (@bobkrasner) for more than six years, his unpopulated abstracts are inspired by his jaunts around the five boroughs, reflecting his love for New York City and the deep emotional resonance he finds in the collaboration between the sun, the city, and the artist.

“I can’t imagine living anywhere else but New York City. It’s the best place for me. I can walk out of my apartment, go around the block and see the sun hitting a building in a way that results in a picture that I’ve never taken before,” Krasner says.

Scroll to Top