Artist Thomas Holton Exceeds Apartment's Maximum Occupancy

Thomas Holton’s , (2005) Photo: Image courtesy of the artist.

Meet Mr. Lam, father of three, husband of one, inhabiter of one of the innumerable two-room hovels on Ludlow Street, in which families like the Lams eat in the same rooms they bathe and hang their clothes in. For this photo, Thomas Holton inserted himself into the Lams' daily existence. While his hyperreal photography, currently showing at Sasha Wolf Gallery in Tribeca through April 26, isn't quite as gritty as Lush Life, Richard Price's latest LES-set cop-versus-hipster thriller, digesting the two in a weekend will make you feel a regular Jack Nicholson. —Emma Pearse