Dutesco Art Gallery NYC: The Wild Horses of Sable Island
A friend in NYC sent this shot of the Dutesco Art Gallery in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, inspiring us to revisit Roberto Dutesco’s stunning work. Several years ago, some of you may have caught Bravo’s airing of his documentary “Chasing Wild Horses” – documenting Dutesco’s expeditions to photograph the wild horses living on this small Canadian island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Dutesco himself is a Romanian-born artist, educated in Montreal and a well-known fashion photographer in the late 1980′s – early 1990′s.
His relationship with Sable Island began in 1994 and became an artistic odyssey and the centerpiece of his natural history-themed work. The 16mm black and white film “sable horses” was completed in 2000 and became the inspirational basis for the Bravo documentary. The “Wild Horses of Sable Island” photos have been displayed on Madison Avenue windows for Sony, Ralph Lauren, Lord & Taylor and others; the exhibit was also displayed at the United Nations. The Gallery at 64 Grand Street, owned by Dutesco and Peter Tunney, is now the permanent home of the exhibit.
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