May 02, 2006

FACE VALUE: The man behind many of The New Yorker’s arresting portraits gets his first U.S. show at Hasted Hunt week, with an opening party on Thursday.  The Teutonic Martin Schoeller, who also shoots for GQ, Vogue and W, is known for snapping subjects including Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, Bill Clinton, Brad Pitt and Lance Armstrong at close range, in unforgiving light.  “Celebrity is all about surface and saturation, and ‘the big heads’ of Martin Schoeller push those qualities to the limit,” said New Yorker editor David Remnick in the introduction to Schoeller’s new book from teNeues, called—what else?—“Close Up.” Jolie’s larger-than-life laugh lines and Clinton’s giant crow’s feet will be on display at HASTED HUNT until September 1.