Successful Open of LA&M’s Justice Howard Exhibit

Seka, one of the models in the exhibit next to her photo at the Justice Howard opening at the LA&M on Feb. 1. (Photo by pup ruff)

CHICAGO – The Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago hosted the opening of the Justice Howard exhibit in the museum’s Guest Artist Gallery on Friday, Feb. 1.

The opening got a good crowd despite the sub-zero temperature’s hitting the city that night. While Justice herself was unable to attend, one of her models, iconic film star Seka, was present for the opening.

“The opening is terrific,” said Chester Munro, curator of the exhibit at the G.A.G. “We’ve sold a number of the pieces already.”

Justice has a career in photography that spans three decades, thousands of magazine publications, and involves such names as Waylon Jennings, Annie Sprinkle, Dave Navarro and Billy Idol. Her art can be found on the set of Sons of Anarchy, the walls (literally entire walls) of the Lord Balfour Hotel of Fort Lauderdale, FL., and Tattoo Bar of Washington D.C.

American born Justice has come in great strides through her career to the heights of her predecessors such as Herb Ritts, Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton sinking her eye teeth in and making her own distinct mark in the industry. Internationally acclaimed for her works in over 25 countries with hundreds of print features, dozens of anthologies, many successful art gallery exhibitions, works in hardcover coffee table books and magazines that stretch from French Vogue to Easyriders, she has proven herself as a force to be reckoned with. Born in San Francisco, Justice took herself from modeling to an apprenticeship with celebrity photographer Andrew Dolinskis in the 1980s, and her artistry and lens have been in demand ever since.

The show will be at the LA&M until Memorial Day. For more infomration, go to the LA&M website. For more information on Justice, go to at justicehoward.com.

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