Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • Steven Kasher Gallery presents the exhibition of Neil Latham: American Thoroughbred, which runs from June 9 to July 29. The idea for the collection began in 2013 when Latham took a drive from New York City into horse country to clear his head after his mother’s death. Latham convinced horse owners and trainers to let him photograph their multimillion-dollar racehorses. He photographed many thoroughbred legends and shared a unique connection with retired racing legend Zenyatta. Pictured: American Thoroughbred #7 (Zenyatta), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • Latham says, “As an artist, I’m intrigued by the juxtaposition of strength and power with beauty and fragility, the illustration of determination and character through taut muscles and coursing veins after a fast-paced run, the wild spirit of a charging herd. I’ve never felt as deeply about anything as I have about this work.” Pictured: American Thoroughbred #19 (Brazzeau), 2014, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #10 (Curlin), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #20 (Fillies), 2014, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #5 (AP Indy), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • Latham says, “The muscular definition and power of the animal was intriguing to me. I tapped into something in that split second, and it linked to my mother. I felt compelled to discover what the connection was.” What he recorded that day on film launched him on a three-year journey to explore the enigma of the American thoroughbred. Pictured: American Thoroughbred #12 (Effectual), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #25 (Union Rags), 2014, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #42 (Brazzeau), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #30 (Union Rags), 2014, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • Latham spent months photographing premier race courses, horse farms and roaming stables, seeking to comprehend the special pride and dominant air that the thoroughbreds embody. Pictured: American Thoroughbred #31 (Fillies), 2014, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #22 (Tapit), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #21 (Brazzeau), 2014, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #44 (Effectual), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • American Thoroughbred #43 (Zenyatta), 2013, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
  • Neil Latham: American Thoroughbred will be on view June 9 through July 30 at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. The show is held in conjunction with the publication of Latham’s monograph "American Thoroughbred" (Twin Palms, 2016) and the 2016 Belmont Stakes. Pictured: American Thoroughbred #4 (Kris S), 2014, Gelatin silver print, printed 2016.
    Neil Latham via Steven Kasher Gallery
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