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Self Portrait in Black Leather
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Self Portrait in Black Cap
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Double Self Portrait
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Self Portrait in Nature
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Self Portrait in Black Leather I
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Self Portrait in Black Leather ll
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Self Portrait on the Piers I
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Self Portrait on the Piers ll
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Self Portrait in White Jumpsuit on the Piers
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Self Portrait as Urban Cowboy
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Self Portrait as Sailor
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Double Self Portrait in Blue Jeans
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Double Self Portrait with Whip
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Double Self Portrait with Whip ll
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Double Self Portrait with Leather Cap
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Self Portrait in Black Mesh Tank Top
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Self Portrait in Blue Shorts
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Behind Steel Door
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Self Portrait in Black Leather Jacket
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Self Portrait in Sunglasses
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Self Portrait by Tree
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Early Morning Self Portrait in Sunlight
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Self Portrait with Nikon Camera
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Self Portrait in Biking Cap
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Self Portrait on the Roof of The Ansonia
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Self Portrait in White Pants on the Piers
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Self Portrait in Black Tank Top on the Piers
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Self Portrait in Silver Pants
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Self Portrait in Green Pants
Peter Berlin, Double Self Portrait with Red Bandana
Double Self Portrait with Red Bandana
Peter Berlin, Double Self Portrait with Whip 01
Double Self Portrait with Whip I
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Double Self Portrait with Whip II
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Double Self Portrait with Whip III
Peter Berlin, Self Portrait at the Piers with Sailor Hat
Self Portrait at the Piers with Sailor Hat
Peter Berlin, Self Portrait on the Roof of the Ansonia (Leather Pants)
Self Portrait on the Roof of the Ansonia (Leather Pants)
Peter Berlin, Self Portrait on the Roof of the Ansonia (White Pants)
Self Portrait on the Roof of the Ansonia (White Pants)
Peter Berlin, Self Portrait on the Subway
Self Portrait on the Subway
Peter Berlin, Double Self Portrait in Blue Jeans
Double Self Portrait in Blue Jeans
Peter Berlin, Triple Self Portrait
Triple Self Portrait

Born in Poland in 1942 as Armin Hagen Freiherr von Hoyningen-Huene, Peter Berlin is a relative of the celebrated fashion photographer George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968). Raised in Germany, Peter Berlin received post-secondary education as a photo-technician, and in his early 20s worked as a celebrity portraitist for German television. However, it was around this time that he curiously began designing and sewing his own skin-tight clothing which he would wear as he cruised the parks and train stations in Berlin, Rome, Paris, New York, and San Francisco. After several long-term stays on the east coast of the United States, Peter Berlin eventually moved to San Francisco in 1969, and became a fixture on the steep streets with his signature look and perpetual posing. He soon began producing films and starred in the now iconic “Nights in Black Leather” (1973), co-directed by Richard Abel. Berlin then produced, directed, and starred in “That Boy” the following year, and made four shorter films through the mid- to late-1970s, while publishing and selling his photographic self portraits. Peter Berlin was the subject of several Robert Mapplethorpe photographs, three drawings by Tom of Finland, and at least one portrait by Andy Warhol, attesting to his worldwide celebrity.

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September 10 – October 10, 2015

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