The Show on Vegas

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 28 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of the city's recent centennial, M+B has put together the ultimate visual tribute to Las Vegas and is pleased to present The Show on Vegas, a group exhibition of photographs of the city as seen through the eyes of many of the most important photographers of the past 50 years. Based on the recently released book, The Book on Vegas (Greybull Press, 2006) and curated by Lisa Eisner and Roman Alonso, these classic and contemporary images capture the true essence of what makes Vegas the high/low pleasure capital of the world: its entertainers and celebrities, its winners and losers, the dealers, divas, players and dreamers.

The Show on Vegas features landmark images of the desert city's architecture, street life, weddings, casinos and surrounding landscape, in both color and black and white. The Show on Vegas will be luminous, loud and spectacular--just like the city itself.

Some of the highlights include William Claxton's intimate backstage portraits of Marlene Dietrich and Sammy Davis Jr.; Elliott Erwitt's iconic image of the lone slot machine player; Bruce Weber's portfolio of Siegfried & Roy at home with their tigers; Dennis Hopper capturing Jane Fonda's wedding; Lauren Greenfield's intimate portraits of pole dancers; Olivo Barbieri's selected-focus aerial images of the city and many more.

Participating Artists Include:

Slim Aarons
Sid Avery
Olivo Barbieri
Lillian Bassman
Bernard of Hollywood
Jeff Burton
William Claxton
Todd Cole
Todd Eberle
Lisa Eisner
Elliott Erwitt
Larry Fink
Lee Friedlander
Tierney Gearon
Burt Glinn
Jim Goldberg
Lauren Greenfield
Curt Gunther
Ernst Haas
R. Scott Hooper
Dennis Hopper
Lisa Kereszi
Douglas Kirkland
Richard Misrach
Grant Mudford
Kori Newkirk
Dewey Nicks
Martin Parr
Jack Pierson
Ed Ruscha
Rocky Schenck
Larry Sultan
Arne Svenson
Albert Watson
Bruce Weber
Bob Willoughby