Marcus Leatherdale - Sadhu Begging Bowl
Marcus Leatherdale
Sadhu Begging Bowl
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Sadhu Tantric Human Skull Bowl
Marcus Leatherdale
Sadhu Tantric Human Skull Bowl
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Swami Ramanji
Marcus Leatherdale
Swami Ramanji
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/10 on verso.

Swami Ramanji
Marcus Leatherdale
Swami Ramanji
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Shivananda – Banaras
Marcus Leatherdale
Shivananda – Banaras
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Ramesh - Patwa Adivasi
Marcus Leatherdale
Ramesh - Patwa Adivasi
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
Image Size: 14 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, Paper Size: 16 x 14 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned AP 1/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Sonanda - New Delhi
Marcus Leatherdale
Sonanda - New Delhi
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
Image Size: 14 3/4 x 12 7/8 inches, Paper Size: 16 x 14 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned AP 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Ratwa Youths - Chattauda
Marcus Leatherdale
Ratwa Youths - Chattauda
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
Image Size: 15 x 12 7/8 inches, Paper Size: 16 x 14 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Lohan's Necklace - Baiga
Marcus Leatherdale
Lohan's Necklace - Baiga
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
Image Size: 11 7/8 x 14 inches, Paper Size: 14 x 16 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - 1 Torso-Amar ll
Marcus Leatherdale
1 Torso-Amar ll
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2004
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - 2 Torso-Aghnoo l
Marcus Leatherdale
2 Torso-Aghnoo l
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2004
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled and 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Baiga Hunter/Amar
Marcus Leatherdale
Baiga Hunter/Amar
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Hari Shankar Yogi
Marcus Leatherdale
Hari Shankar Yogi
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and AP1 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Uma Shankar Pandey-Wrestler
Marcus Leatherdale
Uma Shankar Pandey-Wrestler
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated, # 3/10 and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Mahout Shekar
Marcus Leatherdale
Mahout Shekar
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated, # 5/10 and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Rani Usha Devi
Marcus Leatherdale
Rani Usha Devi
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1994
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and AP2 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Sonu
Marcus Leatherdale
Sonu
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1994
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Sonu Banerji-Wrestler
Marcus Leatherdale
Sonu Banerji-Wrestler
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated, # 2/10 and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Ramsur Ram-Muria Dancer
Marcus Leatherdale
Ramsur Ram-Muria Dancer
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and 5/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Shekar with Drum
Marcus Leatherdale
Shekar with Drum
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Manghnu Natam
Marcus Leatherdale
Manghnu Natam
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and 2/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Santu Munda
Marcus Leatherdale
Santu Munda
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2007
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Dhanbati Muria
Marcus Leatherdale
Dhanbati Muria
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Adivasi (Brijlal Baiga)
Marcus Leatherdale
Adivasi (Brijlal Baiga)
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Prameshwar Das Yogi ll
Marcus Leatherdale
Prameshwar Das Yogi ll
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled and # 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Govinda under Bodhi tree
Marcus Leatherdale
Govinda under Bodhi tree
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled and # 9/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Bharat Tasvir (Snake Charmer)
Marcus Leatherdale
Bharat Tasvir (Snake Charmer)
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated, # 5/10 and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Strawman ll
Marcus Leatherdale
Strawman ll
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled and # 2/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Strawman-Muria
Marcus Leatherdale
Strawman-Muria
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and 6/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Bhurka
Marcus Leatherdale
Bhurka
Split Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993
17 x 15 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and 10/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Harlequin III
Marcus Leatherdale
Harlequin III
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
paper: 16 X 20 Inches Image: 12 5/8 X 12 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/10 on verso. Artist copyright stamp on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Harlequin I
Marcus Leatherdale
Harlequin I
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
paper: 16 X 20 Inches Image: 12 5/8 X 12 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Parallel Trapeze
Marcus Leatherdale
Parallel Trapeze
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
paper: 16 X 20 InchesImage: 12 5/8 X 12 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Nude Harlequin/Self Portrait
Marcus Leatherdale
Nude Harlequin/Self Portrait
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
paper: 16 X 20 InchesImage: 12 5/8 X 12 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/10 on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale - Nude Harlequin/Self Portrait
Marcus Leatherdale
Harlequin IV, The Thinker
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
paper: 16 X 20 Inches Image: 12 5/8 X 12 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/10 on verso. Artist copyright stamp on verso.

Marcus Leatherdale started his career in New York City during the early eighties. Leatherdale first served as Robert Mapplethorpe's office manager for a while and was photographed in the nude by the master, grabbing a rope with his right hand and holding a rabbit in his left. Thereafter he worked as an assistant curator to Sam Wagstaff. He soon became a darling of the then vibrant club scene and the fashionable media: Interview, Details, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Elle Decor presented his work. Later on he was featured in art publications as Artforum, Art News and Art in America.

Leatherdale documented the New York lifestyle, the extraordinary people of Danceteria and Club 57 where he staged his first exhibits in 1980. Leatherdale was an acute observer of New York in the eighties. His models were the unknown but exceptional ones - like Larissa, Claudia Summers or Ruby Zebra - or well known artists - like Madonna, Winston Tong and Divine, Trisha Brown, Lisa Lyon, Andrée Putman, Kathy Acker, Jodie Foster and fellow photographer John Dugdale. For quite a while Leatherdale remained in Mapplethorpe's shadow, but was soon discovered as a creative force in his own right by Christian Michelides, the founder of Molotov Art Gallery in Vienna. Leatherdale flew to Vienna, presented his work there and was acclaimed by public and press. International recognition paved his way to museums and permanent collections such as the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, the London Museum in Ontario and Austria's Albertina.

In 1993, Leatherdale began spending half of each year in India's holy city of Banaras. Based in an ancient house in the centre of the old city, he began photographing the diverse and remarkable people there, from the holy men to celebrities, from royalty to tribals, carefully negotiating his way among some of India’s most elusive figures to make his portraits. From the outset, his intention was to pay homage to the timeless spirit of India through a highly specific portrayal of its individuals. Leatherdale explores how essentially unaffected much of the country has been by the passage of time; this approach is distinctly post-colonial. In 1999, Leatherdale relocated to Chottanagpur (Jharkhand) where he has been focusing on the Adivasis. His second home base is now Serra da Estrela in the mountains of central Portugal.

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