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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
48 x 67 inches

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

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Charlotte Landreau, Soloist, Martha Graham Dance Co
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Charlotte Landreau, Soloist, Martha Graham Dance Company
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #1/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Sebastian Vinet, Soloist, Ballet de Santiago
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Sebastian Vinet, Soloist, Ballet de Santiago
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #1/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Xin Ying, Principal, Martha Graham Dance Company
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Xin Ying, Principal, Martha Graham Dance Company
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2016
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #1/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Miriam Miller, New York City Ballet
Archival Dye Sublimation Prints on Aluminum
2016
50 X 42 Inches

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

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Daniil Simkin, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Daniil Simkin, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2016
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #2/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Misty Copeland, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Misty Copeland, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #1/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Michael Jackson Jr., Daniel Harder, Sean Aaron Carm
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Michael Jackson Jr., Daniel Harder, Sean Aaron Carmon, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
35 x 30 inches on 44 x 36 1/2 inch paper

Signed, titled, editioned # 1/15, and artist's copyright stamp on label attached to verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Charlotte Landreau, Soloist, Martha Graham Dance Co
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Charlotte Landreau, Soloist, Martha Graham Dance Company
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #1/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Gillian Murphy, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Gillian Murphy, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #1/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Marcelo Gomes, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Marcelo Gomes, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Archival Dye Sublimation Prints on Aluminum
2014
50 X 42 Inches

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

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Cassandra Trenary, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Cassandra Trenary, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
36 x 30 inches on 44 x 36 1/2 inch paper

Signed, titled, editioned # 1/15, and artist's copyright stamp on label attached to verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Tiler Peck, Principal, New York City Ballet
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Tiler Peck, Principal, New York City Ballet
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
35 x 30 inches on 44 x 36 1/2 inch paper

Signed, titled, editioned # 1/15, and artist's copyright stamp on label attached to verso.

Ken Browar and Deborah Ory - Celine Cassone, Ballets Jazz De Montreal and Daniil
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Celine Cassone, Ballets Jazz De Montreal and Daniil Simkin, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Archival Pigment Photographs on Hahnemule Archival Paper
2015
18 x 15 inches on 24 x 20 inches Paper

Signed, titled, editioned #1/20, and artist's copyright stamp on verso.

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 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 - The Who
Harry Benson
The Who
Archival Pigment Photograph
1980, Printed 2010
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 - Tina and Janis
Harry Benson
Tina and Janis
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968
20 x 24 inches

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

Harry Benson - Michael Jackson on Throne
Harry Benson
Michael Jackson on Throne
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997, Printed 2010
24 x 20 inches

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

Harry Benson - Amy Winehouse on the Bed, London
Harry Benson
Amy Winehouse on the Bed, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
2007, Printed 2013
30 x 24 inches

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

Norman Seeff - Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, NY Robert & Patti II
Norman Seeff
Robert & Patti II, Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, NY
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1969, printed 2014
28 x 42 inches

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

Norman Seeff - Jeans & Keds, The Ramones, Los Angeles, CA
Norman Seeff
Jeans & Keds, The Ramones, Los Angeles, CA
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, printed 2015
Image: 15 x 22 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto.

Norman Seeff - Ray Charles Classic
Norman Seeff
Ray Classic, Ray Charles, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1985, printed 2014
Paper: 38 x 50 inches, Image: 28 x 42 inches

Signed and numbered 24/50 on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Bel Air Sequence, Tina Turner, LA
Norman Seeff
Bel Air Sequence, Tina Turner, Los Angeles, CA
Archival Pigment Photograph
1983, printed 2015
Image: 27 x 66 inches, paper: 30 x 73 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto.

Norman Seeff - Joni Mitchell, Los Angeles, Joni Hejira
Norman Seeff
Joni Hejira, Joni Mitchell, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1969, printed 2014
Paper: 38 x 50 inches, Image: 28 x 42 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 2014
41 1/2 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.

Martha Graham, Letter to the World (The Kick)
Barbara Morgan
Martha Graham, Letter to the World (The Kick)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1940, printed c. 1980
17 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the mount recto; signed, titled, and dated in ink verso.

Barbara Morgan - Martha Graham- El Penitente- Erick Hawkins, El Flagellant
Barbara Morgan
Martha Graham- El Penitente- Erick Hawkins, El Flagellant
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1940, Printed Later
13 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches, Mounted on 20 x 16 inches board

Signed, titled, and dated on mount recto. Signed, titled, dated, artist stamp, and copyright information on mount verso. Artist notations in ink on verso.

Barbara Morgan - Martha Graham, Letter to the World (Swirl)
Barbara Morgan
Martha Graham, Letter to the World (Swirl)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1940, Printed 1980
13 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches

Signed, artist's copyright stamp, titled and dated on verso.

Clive Arrowsmith - Bowie Twisting (back), London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith
Bowie Twisting (back), London Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed Later
Paper 37 x 36 inches, Image 30 x 30 inches
Signed, titled, printed date and # 3/7 on lower right recto. Signed, titled and # 3/7 on verso.
Clive Arrowsmith - David Bowie From the Shadows, London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith
David Bowie From the Shadows, London Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, 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 - Paul McCartney, Plexiglass Guitar, Studio London
Clive Arrowsmith
Paul McCartney, Plexiglass Guitar, Studio London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1982, Printed Later
50 x 57 inches, Image Size 47 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

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

Clive Arrowsmith - D’arcy Bussel, Ballerina
Clive Arrowsmith
D’arcy Bussel, Ballerina
Archival Pigment Photograph
1991, Printed 2015
Image: 36 x 36 inches, paper: 40 x 40 inches

Signed, print date 2015 and editioned 1/25 on recto.

Harry Benson - Beatles Composing, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - The Who - TB
Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta - TB
Harry Benson - Tina and Janis - TB
Harry Benson - Michael Jackson on Throne - TB
Clive Arrowsmith - Bowie Twisting (back), London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith - David Bowie From the Shadows-thumb
Clive Arrowsmith - Paul McCartney, Plexiglass Guitar-thumb

The Art of Sound and Movement

2/22/2017 - 3/18/2017

It may seem ironic that photography, with its inherent emphasis on the still image, has always had a role in the documenting of movements and sounds of the performance based arts. If one looks at the early pictures from the 1880’s by Eadweard Muybridge they were locomotive studies in which the movement of animals and people were frozen. Moving forward to the explosion of early modernism in Paris in the 1920’s, Man Ray used photography and film to record the dancers, and the sets and backdrops of the Ballet Mechanic. At a similar time Russian Constructivist photographers like Alexander Rodchenko and Laszio Moholy-Nagy relied on the camera to record their own experiments in socialism and modern society. Their work was instrumental in pushing an agrarian society into an industrial giant.

Dance, music and the arts served the cultural (and often political) needs of society and became the voice of creativity and progress for the 20th century. This exhibition looks at contemporary photography’s ongoing investigations into the arts of dance and music. The various photographers have excelled at presenting images that suggest and visually record the sounds, movement, costumes, and performances of the artists that populate these disciplines. Barbara Morgan is a good starting point in any exhibition that celebrates photography and dance. She was one of the most influential photographers of all time, and her dance pictures are found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman House, etc. Morgan describes form as “the memory of spiritual content” asserting that “form and content meet in action.” Having photographed these actions in her studio, capturing Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham for example, Morgan’s pictures are visually captivating and historically conclusive. They bewitch the viewer by intimately evoking the emotion and movement of each dancer, sometimes using a double image technique to show how movement changes throughout the course of a single dance piece.

More contemporarily, yet maintaining the same aesthetic of early dance photography, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory have combined their passions for photography and dance to develop the “NYC Dance Project,” a series of photographs committed to showcasing the art of dance and the accomplished dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Royal Ballet, who use their bodies as language, communicating through movement. Perfectly synthesizing motion and stillness, the duo seizes instances where dancers are taking flight or resting firmly on their toes. With agility and beauty, the dancers in combination with the talents of two photographers, create images with the semblance of balance that transcend time.

Moving into the realm of sound, photographers such as William Gottleib and Herman Leonard, historically, have established significant relationships with some of the most influential musicians across generations. From Jazz to Rock and Roll to Rhythm and Blues and Pop, these critical, cultural junctures have been documented, shared, and remembered by the masses due to photography and the artists availability either in performance or in the studio. Whether these photographs were generated as an album cover, published as a poster, or featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, these images with the help of mass media, assisted in the magnitude of the musical genre and the glamour that is attached to it.

With an incomparable breadth and versatility to his extensive body of work, Harry Benson has illustrated the likeness of some of the greatest names in the genre of music. Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, The Who, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, and most notably the Beatles’ have all had the chance to be in front of Benson’s camera. His emotionally moving images have reserved a place in history due in part to their uncanny ability to stop time. Unposed, his photographs are an organic embodiment of the intimacy created between photographer and subject. His pictures are alive in memory and irreplaceable within a world where images are easily recycled. Harry Benson’s photographs reveal his commitment and determination as a photojournalist to document life’s changing events around the world that have played a powerful role in shaping our collective past.

Chronicling artists, musicians, actors, and icons since moving to the United States from South Africa in 1969, Norman Seeff has been attracted to the creative process of very talented individuals, honing in on his own talent to communicate that of others. A self-described “explorer,” Norman Seeff is adventurous behind the camera. Having worked as the Creative Director of United Artist Records, he not only creates photographs, but relationships with everyone who enters the door to his studio and moves into his frame, whether it be Ray Charles, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, Tina Turner, or Cher; the list goes on and on. While behind the camera, he conducts interviews with his subjects, and engages in what he calls “sessions,” sometimes asking them to perform, exposing shifts in emotion so that no two images on his contact sheets ever look the same. For Seeff, the end result is more than a photograph, it is an experience about how the creative process evolves.

The Art of Sound and Movement surveys the photographic representations of music and dance, weaving together an illustrious history, using one art form to document another. They are timeless images that not only interpret history but create a context where endless stories unfold. These photographs are catalysts that record and relive the cultural events of dance and music. They initiate dialogues between the past, present, and future. Unparalleled, these images are legends as are the photographers that memorialized them.

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