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Scott Heiser Photographs Come to Light


Photos by Scott Heiser, like this one of Andy Warhol taken in the 1980s, will be on display at the Delaware Art Museum through June 1. Photo courtesy of Delaware Art Museum

 “When I encountered these photographs in storage, I was captivated by the dramatic compositions and beautiful printing,” says Heather Campbell Coyle, a curator for the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. Hence “Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser,” which opens March 8. Heiser, a native of Wilmington who passed away at age 44 in 1993, documented the blending of art, fashion, and photography in New York in the 1970s and ’80s—most notably for Interview magazine—and traveled to Paris and Milan to shoot runway shows by some of the world’s leading designers. “Fashion, Circus, Spectacle” will present 80 distinctive black-and-white prints produced by Heiser in the first-ever museum show of his work. See it through June 1. (571-9590, delart.org)