SEPTEMBER 1996 “An homage to Charles Bukowski” Elms Lesters Painting Rooms/Gallery, London, England
Featuring a dozen of my “Portraits of the Man Behind the Myth and Other Icons”, as well as color-transformed prints by Michael Montfort, and personal memorabilia donated by Linda Bukowski. Time Out magazine called it “The Show of the Year”, I did a radio interview on BBC as well as for TV broadcasters from Tokyo and Berlin. More than 5000 visitors attended in ten days.
SEPTEMBER 1997 “Charles Bukowski: The Man Behind the Myth” Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland
Oversized portraits took over this primitive cellar space in the heart of the Finnish capital, which drew thousands of visitors in the opening weekend.
SEPTEMBER 1998 “Hooray for Hollywood: two interpretations by Adele Ganny and her daughter Joan” Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland
Hollywood 1950s and 1970s as interpreted by my mother and myself, respectively. My work focused on images from my unpublished book Frigid Air: a book of famous people and their refrigerators. Images included directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Paul Morrissey, poets Charles Bukowski and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, actress Ronee Blakley, jazz singer Carmen McRae, and more. My mother, once a glamour photographer in Hollywood, took portraits of ordinary people who were desperately trying to be famous and had no chance in the world.
SEPTEMBER 2000 “Made in Finland” Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland
15 Portraits of a unique cast of cultural characters who introduced me to the joys of Finland. YLE television made a documentary film about me called ´The Finnatic´.
OCTOBER 2010 “Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge” Huntington Library/Art Collections, Pasadena, California, United States of America
What a thrill to be included in this prestigious exhibition which featured one of my portraits in the main entrance, and several smaller images in display cabinets.
FEBRUARY 2011 “Digital? Analogue?” Huis Marseille (Museum of Photography), Amsterdam, Netherlands
At the conclusion of the exhibition, three of my photographs were auctioned via Christies: Portrait of artist Chuck Close with self-portrait, Charles Bukowski at the ‘Typer’, and Malcolm Sleeping.
SEPTEMBER 2015 “Paris Photo” Grand Palais, Paris, France
This exhibition is considered the premiere showcase for photography in the world, and the French designer agnes b selected three of my Charles Bukowski portraits to be represented in her Galerie due Jour exhibition space. Unfortunately, the exhibition was shut down following the terrorist attacks on Friday evening, September 13.
AUGUST 2017 “Charles Bukowski: The Myth and the Man” ABC (Bookstore) Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This exhibition included a special evening where I spoke about Charles Bukowski and recited some poetry. The ABC bookstore featured blowups of my portraits in their store windows.
SEPTEMBER 2017 “Naar (Regarding) Bukowski” Bellevue Theatre, in collaboration with Nineties Productions, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This progressive theatre company invited me to preside over an epilogue on the closing night of this provocative production in the Vondel Bunker. For the events at the Bellevue theatre, I did a reading and Q & A session at the closing party, in the room where my exhibition of Bukowski portraits was displayed.