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Harry Benson - Kate Moss and Nadja Auermann, Paris
Harry Benson
Kate Moss and Nadja Auermann, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1993, printed 2019
48 x 63 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 20) on verso

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at The Factory
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1977, Printed 2015
40 x 87 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) in ink on verso

Harry Benson - Beatles Composing #1, Paris
Harry Benson
Beatles Composing #1, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1964, Printed 2019
48 x 51 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 20) on verso

Harry Benson - Amy Winehouse, London
Harry Benson
Amy Winehouse, London
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2007, printed 2019
40 x 54 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 20) on verso

Harry Benson - Jack Nicholson Times 3
Harry Benson
Jack Nicholson Times 3
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1977, Printed 2019
33 x 96 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 20) on verso

Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson
Berlin Kiss
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
1996, Printed 2017
40 x 50 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 12) in ink on verso

Harry Benson - Jackie Kennedy, London
Harry Benson
Jackie Kennedy, London
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1962, printed 2019
48 x 48 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 20) on verso.

Harry Benson - USA for Africa 2
Harry Benson
USA for Africa 2
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1985, printed 2019
40 x 47 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 20) on verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Over New York
Melvin Sokolsky
Over New York
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
55 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - In Trees, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
In Trees, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 3/25 on label affixed to verso

Garry Fabian Miller - On the Seine II, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
On the Seine II, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 4/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Jump, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Jump, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1965
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/25 on label affixed to verso

Melvin Sokolsky - Bar du Baguette, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Bar du Baguette, Paris
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1963
44 x 44 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 3/25 on label affixed to verso

Joyce Tenneson - Woman and Tulips
Joyce Tenneson
Woman and Tulips
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
c. 1990s, printed 2019
54 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Forked Tree
Joyce Tenneson
Forked Tree
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2013, printed 2019
60 x 48 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Lake Megunticook
Joyce Tenneson
Lake Megunticook
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2014, printed 2019
44 x 84 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Trees and Reflection
Joyce Tenneson
Trees and Reflection
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2013, printed 2019
48 x 57 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Forked Tree
Joyce Tenneson
Cumberland Island
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2015, printed 2019
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Birch Trees
Joyce Tenneson
Birch Trees
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2011, printed 2015
42 x 37 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on label affixed on verso.

Andre Lichtenberg - Madeira Drive (Impossible Utopia)
André Lichtenberg
Madeira Drive (Impossible Utopia)
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2017, printed 2019
48 x 64 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on certificate of authenticity

Andre Lichtenberg - Hove Beach (Impossible Utopia)
André Lichtenberg
Hove Beach (Impossible Utopia)
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2017, printed 2019
48 x 70 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on certificate of authenticity

Andre Lichtenberg - Study One (Impossible Utopia)
André Lichtenberg
Study One (Impossible Utopia)
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2017, printed 2019
48 x 71 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on certificate of authenticity

Andre Lichtenberg - Rocky Beach (Impossible Utopia)
André Lichtenberg
Rocky Beach (Impossible Utopia)
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2017, printed 2019
48 x 76 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 7) on certificate of authenticity

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | WanTing Zhao, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet with Br
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
WanTing Zhao, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet with Bruce Zhang, American Ballet Theatre
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2018
50 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Samuel Lee Roberts
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Samuel Lee Roberts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Clothing by Issey Miyake
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2018
50 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 2/10 on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Artem & Olga Smirnova
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Artem Ovcharenko and Olga Smirnova, Principal Dancers, Bolshoi Ballet
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2017
50 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Soloist, The Royal Ballet, Dr
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Soloist, The Royal Ballet, Dress of Flowers
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2018
50 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Lauren Lovette, Principal, New York City Ballet,  D
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Lauren Lovette, Principal, New York City Ballet,  Dress by Oscar de la Renta
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2018
50 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Masha Dashkina Maddux, Principal Martha Graham Danc
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Masha Dashkina Maddux, Principal Martha Graham Dance Company, Dress by Dior
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2018
50 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Xander Parish, Principal, Mariinsky Ballet
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Xander Parish, Principal, Mariinsky Ballet
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2018
50 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory- James Whiteside, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
James Whiteside, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Archival Dye Sublimation Prints on Aluminum
2015
50 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, editioned # 1/10, and artist's copyright stamp on label attached to verso.

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View Harry Benson - Jackie Kennedy, London photograph
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View Garry Fabian Miller - On the Seine II, Paris photograph
View Melvin Sokolsky - Jump, Paris photograph
View Melvin Sokolsky - Bar du Baguette, Paris photograph
View Joyce Tenneson - Woman and Tulips photograph
View Joyce Tenneson - Forked Tree photograph
View Joyce Tenneson - Lake Megunticook photograph
View Joyce Tenneson - Trees and Reflection photograph
View Joyce Tenneson - Forked Tree photograph
View Joyce Tenneson - Birch Trees photograph
View Andre Lichtenberg - Madeira Drive (Impossible Utopia) photograph
View Andre Lichtenberg - Hove Beach (Impossible Utopia) photograph
View Andre Lichtenberg - Study One (Impossible Utopia) photograph
View Andre Lichtenberg - Rocky Beach (Impossible Utopia) photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | WanTing Zhao, Soloist photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Samuel Lee Roberts photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Artem & Olga Smirnova photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Soloist photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Lauren Lovette, Principal photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Masha Dashkina Maddux, Principal photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory | Xander Parish, Principal photograph
View Ken Browar and Deborah Ory- James Whiteside, Principal photograph

Big, Bold and Beautiful: New Perspectives in Contemporary Photography

3/23/19 – 5/4/19


“To me, photography is an art of observation… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” - Elliot Erwitt

“Big, Bold & Beautiful” highlights six exceptionally talented photographers, Harry Benson, Ken Browar, Andre Lichtenberg, Deborah Ory, Melvin Sokolsky, and Joyce Tenneson, who have expanded the boundaries of their work by incorporating technological advancements in their photographic prints. These highly-acclaimed, celebrated photographers, who have had their photographs printed on paper, are using the sublimated aluminum process to enhance the presentation and resonant potential of their work within the fields of portraiture, fashion, photojournalism, and landscape photography.

Long before the camera became ubiquitous in our culture, photography started as a scientific invention. People long held the yearning to capture special moments and to preserve them. This idea has continued throughout the history of photography, evolving, changing, continually reinventing itself and showcasing the medium’s malleability to find new forms of presentation. From daguerreotypes to photograms, and from film negatives to camera-less photography, photography’s linkage to science and technology has always challenged the limitations of the medium, searching and providing for a more versatile way to develop the medium’s potential.

Seemingly present within walking distance of every significant cultural moment, from the Beatles first landing in America to MLK speaking in Canton, Mississippi, Harry Benson’s photojournalistic style and candid approach effectively create penetrating portraits that preserve the legends and memorable instants of world history. He has taken some of the most impactful, influential images of any photojournalist of our modern time. Harry Benson’s archive is truly “living history.”

Photography innovator, Melvin Sokolsky, whose bold ideas and experimental approach to fashion shoots expanded the creative limitations of the genre; going against the grain of 1950’s studio photography, he created poetic illusions, predating the idea of photoshop and changing the course of fashion photography. Sokolsky’s images were so uplifting they appeared to defy gravity and highlighted the enormous potential for allure and magic in image-making.

Joyce Tenneson’s elegant, harmonious, and ethereal images, are records of the phenomenon of an intrinsic spirit. Whether the photographer captures an incisive and straightforward portrait, a profile of an apple tree in situ, or a detailed, color study of a flower, Tenneson’s work delves into the essence and luminous capacities of live beings. The spirit that animates a living entity continues to fascinate her.

Andre Lichtenberg’s dreamlike childhood memories, sensibility with color, and inclination towards highly technical, scientific work create a unique perspective and savvy aesthetic. His series “Impossible Utopias,” is made of a multitude of separate images fused into a dreamscape, inspired by the landscape’s horizon and the sea looking out over the English Channel. Andre Lichtenberg ultimately delves deeper into tropes that have interested him since childhood, art and math, creating highly original photographs pieced together almost like a puzzle.

For a duo concerned with capturing the world of New York City dance, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, create images that capture with exceptional quality, the bodies, movements, and infinite grace of some of the world’s greatest living dancers. Their branded name “The NYC Dance Project,” is a collaboration between a commercially successful photographer and a classically trained dancer that together creates a unique series that records dancers from different companies and theaters paired with high fashion to capture beautifully detailed, moving images of dancers whose bodies are stopped in mid-flight by the camera.

These photographers using sublimation onto metal produces beautiful and luminous photographs. This process, in turn, creates high definition, visually stunning images that also contain protective capacities unattainable with prints on paper. The attributes of the aluminum print maintain a scratch-resistant and fire-retardant quality, as the image is infused beneath the exterior coating. The images are archival, as well as fade resistant. This photo printing process creates prints that present the look of analog photography while relying on new standards for image printing using innovative technology.

“Big, Bold & Beautiful” is an exhibition devoted to the joy of large-format photographs that amplify and maximize the content within each image. Opting to use this technique of infusing dyes directly onto specially coated metal prints helps create photographs that become bold, vibrant images, with beautiful clarity and exceptional quality.

Blazing Editions and Chromaluxe have generously sponsored this exhibition.

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