Mark Sink, photographer, curator and teacher, has been making a living from fine art photography since 1978. His personal work is in numerous museum collections as well as gallery solo and group shows in the US, South America and Europe. As a photographer of artwork he worked with and documented many noted artists lives and their work such as Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat and Rene Ricard.
Mark Sink’s most recent solo exhibition at RULE featured a rare collection of Warhol portraits. Titled, “The Untold Story,” the series is the photographic result of his formative experience of befriending Andy Warhol and hanging out at the Factory in the early 1980’s. This friendship allowed Sink unusual intimacy and comfort with the Pop Art icon, leading to highly personal portraits that document his influence and persona. Sink often used a Diana camera, a plastic “toy” whose quirks and inconsistencies created beautifully romantic black and white images. The artist employed this simple tool to create moving portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Warhol and others. Most of these images had never been exhibited before.