“Of An Instance”, The Andy Warhol Museum, NYC – 2012

HUGO BOSS in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is pleased to announce Jeremy Kost, Of an Instance, an exhibition of works by Jeremy Kost. The series will be on view from May 5 through 31, 2012 at 150 11 Avenue in New York, NY. The exhibition hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm and will also be open to the public on Sunday, May 6 and Monday, May 7. Of an Instance will debut on May 3 in series of
special window installations on display at the followingHUGO BOSS store locations throughout  New York City: Meatpacking store at 401 West 14 Street, Soho store at 555 Broadway, and the Columbus Circle store at 10 Columbus Circle

Jeremy Kost, Of an Instance will present an overview of Kost’s work to date, focusing
on three main points of interest in his practice, fame, drag queens and the male figure
—all joined through a common theme of façade. The exhibition will consist of a
selection of works by Kost that include his signature Polaroid collages, videos and a
new series of silkscreen paintings, exhibited in dialogue with a selection of works from
The Andy Warhol Museum’s collection that will be selected by the artist and include
Warhol’s large format Polaroids: self-portraits as well as celebrity portraits. Kost and
Warhol both traverse the subcultural terrain of nightlife and parties, sharing an
insatiable interest in celebrities, drag queens and beautiful men. Jeremy Kost, Of an
Instance will reveal the artist’s ability to uncover intimate aspects of both celebrated
and unknown characters, and explore the idea of façade and identity as seen in his
subject’s personae.

In his work, Kost gives physicality to the images he captures, making real the sights
and motions of the worlds he occupies. Kost like Warhol inserts himself into the reality
of his subjects from gritty nightlife realism to staged fairytale scenarios documenting
these worlds and their characters as if he was one himself.

“Kost melds with his surroundings by building trust with his subjects—telling them
with a smile or a nod that they are indeed the most beautiful of all. The repertoire he
builds with his chosen models presents itself in each intimate portrait that he captures
with a push of a button,” states Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum. Kost
continues Warhol’s legacy of documenting gender, fame, sexuality and fantasy in an
instantaneous manner, turning everyone into a superstar.