16 Mar Natalie Goldstein’s show uses art to raise funds for refugees
United in Love, the first joint venture from former international model turned photographer Natalie Goldstein and Simon Docherty, leading music and media executive and music publisher. The exhibition at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street in Mayfair, will feature twelve photographic works in two sizes, in limited editions of 12. The exhibition opens on 24th April and closes on 8th May 2018.
Natalie’s influence from Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts can clearly be seen with the portrayal of muscular, athletic bodies in monumental poses. Yet tempered with her own innate style, as can be seen with use of natural fibres, feathers and body art to enhance and shield the body at the same time. The images have more than a hint of David Bowie in his Aladdin Sane period, as well as the superheroes from Marvel Comics; perhaps we need superheroes to fight the growing refugee crisis.
The theme of unity is further emphasised by the body art created by Pixie Lawrie and her team, who have transformed these healthy, athletic dancers from the Royal Ballet, the Conservatoire de Paris and the English National Ballet into androgynous silver creatives, devoid of race, colour or creed and solely identified by the national flags that adorn them.
The photographic images were directed by Natalie with the help of the choreographer Liane McRae from the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance, and produced by Simon.