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Arthur Elgort - Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Italian Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort | Kate Moss on the Elephant, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Kate Moss on the Elephant, British Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed Later
60 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/10 on artist's label on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris, Italian Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993, Printed later
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 30) on verso.

Albert Watson- Sebastian in Issey Miyake, New York City
Albert Watson
Sebastian in Issey Miyake, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
56 x 42 inches

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

Albert Watson - Leslie, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Albert Watson
Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned (7/10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Albert Watson
Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned (4/10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Kate Moss, Sun and Henna, Marrakech
Albert Watson
Kate Moss, Sun and Henna, Marrakech
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (# 9/10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson | Michael Jackson III, New York City
Albert Watson
Michael Jackson III, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1999
42 x 74 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 5) on artist's signature label on verso.

Brian Duffy - E-Type Jaguar on Newly, Opened M1 Motorway
Brian Duffy
E-Type Jaguar on Newly, Opened M1 Motorway
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 14/50 (20) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Cotton Board Fashion Shoot at St. Paul’s
Brian Duffy
Cotton Board Fashion Shoot at St. Paul’s - London
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1959
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 3/25 (25) 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 # 7/35 in ink on verso.

Harry Benson - Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet
Harry Benson
Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, Printed 2012
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball
Harry Benson
Frank & Mia, Capote Ball
Archival Pigment Photograph
1966, Printed 2008
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

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

Signed, titled, dated and # 8/12 in ink on verso.

Harry Benson - Pillow Fight x 9 - Beatles 40th Anniversary Photograph
Harry Benson
Pillow Fight x 9 - Beatles 40th Anniversary Photograph
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1964, Printed Later
48 x 49 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/20 in ink on verso.

Horst P. Horst - Lisa Fonssagrives -Penn, Vogue Published June 1, 1940
Horst P. Horst
Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Vogue Published June 1, 1940
Archival Pigment Photograph
1940
41 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Editioned 2/15.

Horst P. Horst - Helen Bennet, Ensemble By Bergdorf Goodman
Horst P. Horst
Helen Bennett, Ensemble By Bergdorf Goodman, Jewelry By Olga Tritt
Archival Pigment Photograph
1939
53 1/8 x 40 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Edition 1/10.

Horst P. Horst - Dress By Jean Desses
Horst P. Horst
Dress By Jean Desses
Archival Pigment Photograph
1952
53 1/8 x 40 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Edition 1/10.

Horst P. Horst - Dress By Hattie Carnegie
Horst P. Horst
Dress By Hattie Carnegie
Archival Pigment Photograph
1939
53 1/8 x 40 1/2 inches

Certificate of the authenticity to accompany photograph. Edition 3/10.

Horst P. Horst - Nina de Voogh
Horst P. Horst
Nina de Voogh
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on print verso.

Horst P. Horst - Mainbocher Corset
Horst P. Horst
Mainbocher Corset
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Embossed signature on recto.

Jim Lee - Loli, Red Shoes
Jim Lee
Loli, Red Shoes
C-Type Color Photograph
2010, printed 2015
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 7/15 on recto.

Jim Lee - Ossie Clark / Plane Crash
Jim Lee
Ossie Clark / Plane Crash
C-Type Color Photograph
1969, Printed Later
60 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 4/15 on recto.

Jim Lee | Willy/Midget 2/1968
Jim Lee
Willy/Midget 2/1968
C-Type Color Photograph
1968, printed later
25 x 25 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/20 on verso.

Norman Seeff - Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, Mine
Norman Seeff
Mine, Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, New York
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1969, printed 2015
Paper: 50 x 38 inches, Image: 42 x 28 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Rolling Stones, In Exile
Norman Seeff
Rolling Stones, In Exile
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1971, printed 2014
Paper: 44 x 65 inches, Image: 40 x 60 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Keith Classic, Keith Richards, Los Angeles
Norman Seeff
Keith Classic, Keith Richards, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1972, printed 2015
60 x 40 inches

Signed and numbered on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Mick Jagger - Los Angeles - Mick Saluting
Norman Seeff
Mick Saluting, Mick Jagger, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1972, printed 2015
60 x 40 inches

Signed and numbered on recto by artist.

Roy Schatt - James Dean (from the Torn Sweater series)
Roy Schatt
James Dean (from the Torn Sweater series)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, printed later
17 7/8 x 14 inches

Signed in pencil in margin recto.

Roy Schatt - James Dean in Window with Cigarette
Roy Schatt
James Dean in Window with Cigarette, ABC Studios, New York City
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, printed later
14 x 18 inches

Signed in pencil in margin recto.

Terry O'Neill - David Bowie, Diamond Dogs
Terry O’Neill
David Bowie, Diamond Dogs
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1974, printed later
40 x 30 inches

Signed and editioned # 5/50 in ink on recto.

Terry O'Neill - Raquel Welch on the Cross
Terry O’Neill
Raquel Welch on the Cross
Archival Pigment Photograph
1970, printed later
30 x 30 inches

Signed and editioned # 19/50 in ink on recto.

Terry O'Neill - Brigitte Bardot, Cigar
Terry O’Neill
Brigitte Bardot, Cigar
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1971, printed later
60 x 40 inches

Signed and editioned # 9/50 in ink on recto (Co-signed)

Terry O'Neill - Mick Jagger, Fur Parka
Terry O’Neill
Mick Jagger, Fur Parka
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1964, printed later
60 x 40 inches

Signed and editioned # 4/50 in ink on recto.

William Klein - Hat and 5 Roses, Paris (Vogue)
William Klein
Hat and 5 Roses, Paris (Vogue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, Printed Later
41 1/3 X 29 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso

Arthur Elgort - Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, Italian Vogue - TB
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson - Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet - TB
Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball - TB
Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson - Pillow Fight x 9 - Beatles 40th Anniversary Photograph - TB

Capturing Culture

12/1/18 - 12/29/18

“Capturing Culture” is an exhibition that looks at the different ways photographers have presented and embodied style and popular culture in the last half-century. It touches upon the photographers’ unique methods of finding a voice to capture notable personalities and celebrities as well as cultural artifacts like fashion; presenting the arbiters of style and taste that arrest the desires of our imagination.

In the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. and Europe experienced unprecedented economic growth and prosperity which generated an upper middle class that demonstrated an interest in the arts, fashion, and popular culture. Concurrently, air travel became more common – and Americans and Europeans became exposed to each other’s cultures thus developing a cross-fertilization of culture. Photographers such as Horst, Steichen, Huene, Penn, Horvat, Elgort and Newton, were able to flourish due to the advent and growth of weekly and monthly glossy magazines that helped to broadcast the latest trendsetting personalities and the creations of fashion houses, and jewelers. There was a general sentiment that life was improving. Science, technology, and industry were seen as agents that enhanced our lives and elevated our lifestyles. Culture was a reward and a validation of success – and these photographers created a desire on the viewers’ part to participate in this privileged life.

Fashion and the arts were disseminated and popularized mainly through the creative energy of prominent photographers, crafting pictures that had a lasting presence. “Capturing Culture” shows how photographers were able to distill what they viewed as memorable in a dynamic, changing world. From early 1950s images full of grace and refinement to the 1960s and 70s photographs showing revolution and youth-culture, to the more current images from the 1980s to the present, expanding in multiple directions, photography was not a neutral endeavor. The photographers were part of the star-making machinery; they mythologized musicians, actors, artists as well as fashion styles. Rather than being archivists, they were inventors of their own kind of drama. Each photograph is made in its unique time and embodies the energies of its creator, but as we see the exhibition through a temporal perspective, we see the cultural changes taking place in the world. In “Capturing Culture” we get glimpses into a world that we wish to remember, demonstrating the strength of photography as an anchor of culture; it proved the medium’s capacity to produce an alternate reality where cultural capital would be built, sold, and defined by its images.

The present can echo the past and can build upon it or react against it, but the work of the notable photographers in this exhibition opens up a dialogue about how we view our world and what we see as the purpose and the significance of culture.