Bob Mizer's captivating representation of 'bad boys' like bikers and hoodlums are a staple of his work -- but he was just as well known for his photographic portrayal of that traditional hero of Americana, the cowboy.
Now, the Mizer enthusiast and novice alike will be able to feast their eyes on Mizer's cowboys alongside the work of other pioneers of the art world at a special exhibit at Venus Over Manhattan this summer in New York City.
The gallery will host #Rawhide, an homage to the American cowboy, his portrayal in media and his evolution. The exhibit runs between May 9 and July 11.
Co-curated by Dylan Brant and Vivian Brodie, #Rawhide places Mizer's cowboys, including model Larry Lamb (pictured), alongside art juggernauts such as Andy Warhol. The pop icon famously created a series of prints for his "Cowboys and Indians" series in 1986, shortly before his death. One of Warhol's most notable works, 1963's "Triple Elvis," was a triptych portraying Elvis Presley as a gun-wielding cowboy.
The worlds of Mizer and Warhol intersected five years later, in 1968, when Mizer model Joe Dallesandro starred in Warhol's film "Lonesome Cowboys."
We'll have more information on the exhibit as the opening date approaches. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, you can help spread the news using the hashtag #Rawhide.