View Press Release
Jacques Henri Lartigue - My Brother, Zissou, Gets His Glider Airbourne, Chateau
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
My Brother, Zissou, Gets His Glider Airbourne, Chateau de Rouzat, Jacques Henri Lartigue, France
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1908, Printed circa 1972
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Bobsled Race - Zissou and Madeleine Thibault in the Bob
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Bobsled Race - Zissou and Madeleine Thibault in the Bobsled. Mme. Folletête, Tatane & Maman Rouzat
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed c. 1980
9 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed on face lower right, blindstamped lower left on recto.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Zissou, The Voisin Aeroplane Merlimont
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Zissou, The Voisin Aeroplane Merlimont
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1904, Printed Later
9 1/8 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Gordon Bennett Cup. The Auvergne Races
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Gordon Bennett Cup. The Auvergne Races- Duray at the wheel of the Lorraine Dietrich carrying #13 finished number six.
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1905, Printed Later
9 1/2 x 13 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Grand Prix of the A.C.F.- the great racing driver
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Grand Prix of the A.C.F.
Silver Gelatin Photograph
June 26,1912
9 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin. The great racing driver Nazzaro signals Wagner to accelerate.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Lartigue
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Jacques Henri Lartigue (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed circa 1972
6 1/2 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

William Witt - Old Car
William Witt
Old Car
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1948-1950, Printed c. 1948-1950s
13 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches

Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso.

William Witt - Sunday Funnies
William Witt
Sunday Funnies
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1948, printed early 1950s
11 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches, Mounted 12 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso. Artist credit stamp on verso.

William Witt - Galishof Dairy Cafeteria-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
William Witt
Galishof Dairy Cafeteria-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, Printed 1950s
10 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches, Mounted 16 x 12 3/8 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso. Artist credit stamp on verso.

Brian Duffy - Girl over Car Boot, Town Magazine
Brian Duffy
Girl over Car Boot, Town Magazine
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965
19 x 13 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 6/25 (18) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Girl with Mercedes, Florence
Brian Duffy
Girl with Mercedes, Florence
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 17/50 (26) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Girl with Chauffeur, Town Magazine
Brian Duffy
Girl with Chauffeur, Town Magazine
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965
19 x 13 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 8/35 (35) 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.

Elliott Erwitt - Paris, France 1957
Elliott Erwitt
Paris, France 1957
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957, Printed Later
20 x 24 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Elliott Erwitt - Paris, France 1951 (Dog in Car)
Elliott Erwitt
Paris, France 1951 (Dog in Car)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951, Printed Later
16 X 20 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
Elliott Erwitt - Wyoming, 1954 train
Elliott Erwitt
Wyoming, 1954
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed Later
20 x 24 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Elliott Erwitt - USSR Moscow, 1957
Elliott Erwitt
Moscow, URSS, 1957
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957, Printed Later
20 x 24 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Elliott Erwitt - Cracked Glass with Boy, Colorado
Elliott Erwitt
Cracked Glass with Boy, Colorado
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
20 x 24 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Frank Horvat - Models Tan Simone in Subway, Paris
Frank Horvat
Models Tan & Simone in Subway, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, Printed Later
33 x 46 3/4 inches

Signed and # 1/12 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - République area, Paris
Frank Horvat
République Area, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1956, Printed Later
16 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches

Signed and # 3/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Gare Saint Lazare, Paris
Frank Horvat
Gare Saint Lazare, Paris
Archival Lambda Photograph
1959, printed 2014
31 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches
Signed and editioned 4/12 on recto. Signed, titled, dated, location, print date, print location, medium on verso.
Ormond Gigli - Girls in the Windows
Ormond Gigli
Girls in the Windows
Archival Pigment Photograph
1960, printed 2015
31 x 31 inches
Signed and dated in pencil mount recto. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered (edition of 75) on verso.
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.

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.

Gered Mankowitz - Mick & Aston, London
Gered Mankowitz
Mick & Aston, London
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1966
30 x 40 inches

Signed, editioned 14/25 and stamped on recto.

Gered Mankowitz - Keith & Bentley
Gered Mankowitz
Keith & Bentley, West Sussex
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1966
30 x 40 inches

Signed, editioned 3/25 and stamped on recto.

Gered Mankowitz - Bill & MGB
Gered Mankowitz
Bill & MGB, London
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1966
30 x 40 inches

Signed, editioned 3/25 and stamped on recto.

Sabine Weiss | La 2 CV, Paris
Sabine Weiss
La 2 CV, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957
image: 12 1/2 x 10 1/8 inches, paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Gare St. Lazare, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Gare St. Lazare, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed Later
16 x 20 inches

Signed on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Le triporteur, rue de la Paix, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Le triporteur, rue de la Paix, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957
23 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Place Blanche, Paris (Le Restaurant Coquet)
Sabine Weiss
Place Blanche, Paris (Le Restaurant Coquet)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1953, printed later
image: 9 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches, paper: 12 x 15 7/8 inches

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

Berenice Abbott - Pennsylvania Station
Berenice Abbott
Pennsylvania Station
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1936, Printed 1979
23 x 18 inches

Print made in 1979. Signed lower right and numbered 13/40 on lower left recto.

Berenice Abbott - West Street, New York
Berenice Abbott
West Street, New York
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1938, Printed 1979
16 x 20 inches, Mounted on Board 24 x 30 inches
Photographer’s signature and # 51/60, in pencil on mount's recto and hand stamp on mount's verso
Berenice Abbott - Route 1 Near Baltimore, MD
Berenice Abbott
Route 1 Near Baltimore, MD
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1950s
10 x 8 inches
PHOTO Reseachers stamp and dated 1957 on print's verso
Berenice Abbott - West Street, New York-TB
Berenice Abbott - Route 1 Near Baltimore, MD-TB

Travels: Trains, Planes and Automobiles

5/5/18 - 6/9/18

This exhibition focuses on photography that documents and chronicles our desire for travel. Planes, trains, and automobiles are the vehicles that facilitate travel; Our modes of transportation contextualize our experiences, complement our characters, and archive the epochs in which we live.

Travel-based photography provided the curious public with a visual approximation of the range of human diversity manifest throughout the four corners of the world. Since photography's inception, viewers have been intrigued by its innate ability to broaden our range of the "knowable". The growth of the upper middle class economically, allowed for leisure time – which encouraged traveling. Simultaneously, technological leaps improved modes of transportation. Meanwhile, the growth in the public's interest in photography was kindled by the popularization of point and shoot cameras, mainly Brownie and Kodak, by advertising "you push the button, we do the rest". People could see and sense from photographs, places they had never been to before. Photography created its own "quasi-reality", expanding our experiences, taking us to places outside of our normal domestic situations and extending and encouraging our imaginations.

Photographers recorded the physical world they traveled to and returned with memories. Photography allowed people to share their experiences, recording what they thought was important and what they wanted to remember. Travel photographs, which share a broad range of imagery, were able to incorporate a sense of movement in static images, they often had a dynamic quality to them. Jacques Henri Lartigue's bobsled race evoked the sound of tires ripping against the dirt track, Elliott Erwitt's - Wyoming, 1954, induced the smell of smog and the deafening sound of a train approaching. In a subtler way, Sabine Weiss's Gare at St. Lazare, Paris, presented a Parisian station in a cold night, steam traveling up the sides of a train while a porter moves quietly about. Travel photographs offered an option of vicarious participation to the viewer. There was a fantasy and the possibility of escape from daily life. Frank Horvat's Gare Saint Lazare, Paris shows the energy, romance, and motion associated with travel, while Brett Weston's Untitled (Train Overpass, New York), although shot in 1943, still speaks today to the ever-emblematic New York City corner.

Photography allowed the viewer to see images from literally anywhere in the world and allowed them to identify with anyone they wanted to. A photograph can be a snapshot, and in the act of taking a photograph, the staging of subjects can become an integral component in the finished image. Gered Mankowitz's Mick and Aston, London, accentuate the nonchalant Mick Jagger sitting at eye level with the viewer, sharing the trappings of wealth, youth, fame, and success. In an aesthetic also nuanced for fashion and its dramatic qualities, Brian Duffy's Girl over Car Boot, Town Magazine, place us in the immediacy of a picturesque scene; a runaway driver and a model, fleeing a scene and involving the viewer in a picture of the open road. Jim Lee's Ossie Clark/Plane Crash furthered the use of spectacle, creating a pastoral scene that focuses on the model first and on the chaos behind her after, capturing at once our disbelief and holding our imagination incredulous.

The work of such photographers as Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Brian Duffy, Elliott Erwitt, Ormond Gigli, Frank Horvat, Jacque Henri Lartigue, Jim Lee, Gered Mankowitz, Sabine Weiss, and Bill Witt to name a few, offered a dynamic sense of change. The machines in these images, (i.e. vehicles, trains, and planes) created possibilities; they became vessels for transportation as well as change. Taken outdoors, the images usually capture a physical movement, offering a degree of liberation to be found in each image. Not bound by the gravity of the world, the photographs suggest travel as something adventurous and positive. Travel opens doors; in leaving home, there is a voyeuristic pleasure of looking at photographs, searching for newness and excitement.

Travel photographs can be viewed as vicarious adventures which are open-ended and appeal to the idealist in all of us. We are literally 'transported' into a dream world. We have the freedom to go anywhere and be anywhere in the world. Just as planes, trains, and automobiles have expanded and enriched our world and lives – great photographs embodying travel have added greatly to our collective visual experience.