Win a copy of Tom Kelley’s Studio Book

From October 1st through to November 2nd, [Milk Gallery]( will host a special exhibition of outtakes and previously unseen works from photographer Tom Kelley. Spanning the 1940s to the 1970s the exhibit will also include that iconic image of Marilyn Monroe (at that time an out of work actress) stretched out against a scarlet backdrop. A few years later in 1953, this photograph would become Playboy Magazine’s first ever centerfold for it’s inaugural issue.

Social and cultural journalist Peter Dogget described Kelley’s evolution of style: “In the 1940s portraits had an air of classicism, next came the era of the exotic: of leopard skins and fur, French lingerie and exquisite furniture; and then, in the late 1960s and into the 1970s, the mood was of freedom, in keeping with the spirit of the age; and then were the photographs that transcend the genre for which they were intended, and veer towards experimental art – the almost eerie “doll” portraits.”

To celebrate this exhibition, Milk Made is giving away a copy of Tom Kelley’s Studio – a first edition photographic book with over 260 color and black and white pictures. To enter, simply email [email protected] with ‘Tom Kelley’ in the subject line and tell us in 50 words or less who your favorite pin up is and why.

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Tom Kelley’s Studio runs from October 1 through November 2 at Milk Gallery.
(Weekdays 10AM-6pm, Weekends 11AM-6:30PM).


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