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Clive Arrowsmith - Bowie Twisting (back in color), London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith
Bowie Twisting (back in color), London Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed 2017
30 x 30 inches

Signed and print dated on recto. Artist label on verso. # 1/7

Clive Arrowsmith - Sammy Davis, London
Clive Arrowsmith
Sammy Davis, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1973, Printed Later
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 7) on recto. Signed, titled and numbered on verso.

Clive Arrowsmith - Helena Bonham Carter
Clive Arrowsmith
Helena Bonham Carter
Archival Pigment Photograph
1987, Printed 2017
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches

Signed and print dated on recto. Artist label on verso. # 2/7

Clive Arrowsmith - Y.S.L. Paris Salon
Clive Arrowsmith
Y.S.L. Paris Salon
Archival Pigment Photograph
1981, Printed 2017
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches

Signed and print dated on recto. Artist label on verso. # 2/7

Clive Arrowsmith - Yamamoto + Models, VOGUE
Clive Arrowsmith
Yamamoto + Models, VOGUE
Archival Pigment Photograph
1970, Printed 2017
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches

Signed and print dated on recto. Artist label on verso. # 2/7

Clive Arrowsmith - Hunter Thompson, London
Clive Arrowsmith
Hunter Thompson, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1985, Printed 2017
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches

Signed and print dated on recto. Artist label on verso. # 3/7

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

Signed, editioned 3/25 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 - Stones, Cuban Heels, USA Tour
Gered Mankowitz
Stones, Cuban Heels, USA Tour
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965
30 x 40 inches

Signed, editioned 3/25 and stamped on recto.

Gered Mankowitz - Stones Decembers Children (colour), Mason’s Yard Studio, Londo
Gered Mankowitz
Stones Decembers Children (colour), Mason’s Yard Studio, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1965
40 x 30 inches

Signed, editioned 3/25 and stamped on recto.

Gered Mankowitz - Jimi Classic Colour, Mason’s Yard Studio, London
Gered Mankowitz
Jimi Classic Colour, Mason’s Yard Studio, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1967
20 x 24 inches

Signed, editioned 36/50 and stamped on recto.

Gered Mankowitz - Jimi Stop Sign Triptych, Mason’s Yard Studio, London
Gered Mankowitz
Jimi Stop Sign Triptych, Mason’s Yard Studio, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1967
40 x 60 inches

Signed, editioned, and stamped 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 - Beatles Composing, Paris
Harry Benson
Beatles Composing, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Harry Benson
Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2011
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Beatles on Ed Sullivan (Cameras Showing) NYC
Harry Benson
Beatles on Ed Sullivan, (Cameras Showing) NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami
Harry Benson
Ali Hits George, Miami
Archival Digital Photograph
1964, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta
Harry Benson
James Brown, Atlanta
Archival Pigment Photograph
1979, Printed later
Image: 15 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches, Paper: 17 x 22 inches

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

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 - Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris
Harry Benson
Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, printed later
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 11/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Dolly Parton, Nashville
Harry Benson
Dolly Parton, Nashville
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, Printed 2007
30 x 24 inches

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

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

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/12 in ink on recto.

Harry Benson - Greta Garbo in Robe
Harry Benson
Greta Garbo in Robe
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Titled, dated, edition #8/35 lower left, signed lower right on recto

Harry Benson - Amy Winehouse, London
Harry Benson
Amy Winehouse, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, printed 2017
30 x 40 inches

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

Harry Benson - Clay - Liston weigh in, Miami
Harry Benson
Clay - Liston weigh in, Miami
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) 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.

Terry O'Neill - The Rolling Stones, Tin Pan Alley
Terry O’Neill
The Rolling Stones, Tin Pan Alley
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1963, printed later
30 x 30 inches

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

Terry O'Neill - The Rolling Stones, Donmar Warehouse
Terry O’Neill
The Rolling Stones, Donmar Warehouse
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1963, printed later
48 x 72 inches

Signed and editioned # 2/50 in ink on 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 - Faye Dunaway, Oscar
Terry O’Neill
Faye Dunaway, Oscar
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, printed later
60 x 60 inches

Signed and editioned # 33/50 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.

Bert Stern - Marilyn Monroe with bare shoulders
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe with bare shoulders holding jewels, from The Last Sitting for Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, printed later
29 x 28 1/4 inches

Signed and titled "Marilyn 1962" in black crayon and Stern's stamp on verso.

Bert Stern - Marilyn Monroe in a black dress (from The Last Sitting for Vogue)
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe in a black dress (from The Last Sitting for Vogue)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, printed later
39 x 34 inches

Large format. Signed and titled "Marilyn 1962" in silver and with Stern's stamp on verso.

Clive Arrowsmith - Sammy Davis-thumb
Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball - TB
Harry Benson - Beatles Composing, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami - TB
Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta - TB
Harry Benson - Jack Nicholson Contact Sheet - TB
Harry Benson - Dolly Parton, Nashville - TB
Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson - Clay - Liston weigh in, Miami - TB

All The World Is A Stage... And All The Men And Women Merely Players

12/21/17 - 1/20/18

Photography has a close and inextricable relationship with music and film, capturing defining moments in culture and fixing them forever in our memories. The relationship between photography, music, and film shape how we remember culture and our position in it. Early Rock and Roll photography has created indelible images of cultural actors that brought out the rebel in the viewer. The music needed images to portray the freedom and personal liberation that its sound conveyed. For film, the freeze-frame reignited the imagination of the viewer, and allowed for the characters to become familiar and also something greater, to become iconic.

“Rock and roll has a handmaiden, and her name is photography. The music alone cannot convey the rebellion, liberation, ecstasy, and group dynamic that is rock. The music needs images to communicate its message of freedom and personal reinvention. After the music stoops, the still image remains, a conduit for the electricity that is rock and roll.” Gail Buckland – “Who Shot Rock & Roll”

One could argue that screen and stage stars have been mythologized in a similar fashion. Sound and movement are fleeting and ever changing – the photographic image is ‘fixed’ and remains unchanged. In this exhibition, the photographers Terry O’Neill, Clive Arrowsmith, Harry Benson, Gered Mankowitz, Bert Stern, Roy Schatt, Arthur Elgort, and Norman Seeff have helped to mold and capture the rebellious, raw counter-cultural rock and roll icon aesthetic. The portraits of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jimi Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz portrayed the individualism and energy of music at the time. The images visual support the energy, attitude and character of their music. The “mean, moody, and sexy” persona begins to take shape and will cement the iconic classic Rock and Roll hero pose. Bert Stern’s photographs of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor seduce the viewer into seeing more than the mere glamour of their public face. They are seen as somewhat vulnerable and unknowable. Roy Schatt’s portraits of James Dean are penetrating in their candid and almost intimate nature. Opposite this – Harry Benson’s legendary “Pillow Fight” is an example of a completely exuberant image that is bursting with so much energy that it is hard to contain within the margins of the frame.

Photography that addresses music and screen images has the power to stop time. Whenever the exposure was made – this is how we remember the subjects. As legends grow old and change or are no longer alive – the photographs will always point to a life and to a persistence of memory. We have the joy of connecting with a performer or a place in our personal and collective psyche that have a special meaning and the visual skill of these great photographers conjure up emotions and feelings that engage far more than our eyes. The photographs in this exhibition become a” living stage” that nourish our spirit and senses.

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