Melvin Sokolsky- Bar Du Flick, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Bar Du Flick, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1963
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 25) on verso

Victor Skrebneski - Carolina Herrera, New York Studio
Victor Skrebneski
Carolina Herrera, New York Studio
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997, printed 1997
paper: 16 x 20 inches, Image: 12 x 14 inches

Signed and dated in pencil by artist on recto.

Victor Skrebneski - Iman and David Bowie, Chicago Studio
Victor Skrebneski
Iman and David Bowie, Chicago Studio
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1991, printed 1995
Paper: 20 X 16 inches, Image: 13 7/8 X 12 inches

Signed and dated in pencil by artist on recto.

Victor Skrebneski - Orson Welles, Los Angeles Studio
Victor Skrebneski
Orson Welles, Los Angeles Studio
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1970, printed 2000
paper: 20 X 16 inches, Image: 12 1/2 X 10 9/16 inches

Signed and dated in ink by artist on recto.

Victor Skrebneski - Bette Davis, Los Angeles Studio
Victor Skrebneski
Bette Davis, Los Angeles Studio
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1971, printed 2001
paper: 20 X 16 inches, Image: 13 3/4 X 12 inches

Signed and dated in ink by artist on recto.

Victor Skrebneski - Phyllis Connor, Chicago Studio
Victor Skrebneski
Phyllis Connor, Chicago Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1967, printed 2011
paper: 40 X 40 inches Image: 32 X 32 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/6 in pencil by artist on recto.

Victor Skrebneski - Phyllis Connor, Chicago
Victor Skrebneski
Phyllis Connor, Chicago
Archival Pigment Photograph
1967, Printed Later
paper: 40 x 52 inches, Image: 32 x 44 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/6 in pencil by artist on recto.

Victor Skrebneski - Karen Graham, New York Studio
Victor Skrebneski
Karen Graham, New York Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, Printed Later
paper: 32 1/4 x 40 inches, Image: 25 1/4 x 32 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/6 in pencil by artist on recto.

Victor Skrebneski - Karen Graham, New York Studio
Victor Skrebneski
Karen Graham, New York Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1972, Printed Later
paper: 48 x 40 inches, Image: 40 x 32 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/6 in pencil by artist on recto.

Albert Watson - Charlotte in Prada Blouse, Milan, Italy
Albert Watson
Charlotte in Prada Blouse, Milan, Italy
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2008
56 x 42 inches

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

Albert Watson - Katharine, The Cave, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City
Albert Watson
Katharine, The Cave, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed 2009
56 x 42 inches

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

Albert Watson - Blakeley, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City
Albert Watson
Blakeley, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed 2009
56 x 42 inches

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

Albert Watson - Masha Snow, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City
Albert Watson
Masha Snow, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed 2009
56 x 42 inches

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

Albert Watson - 16th-Century Aztec Fan, New York City
Albert Watson
16th-Century Aztec Fan, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed Later
56 x 42 inches

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

Albert Watson - Charlotte, New Mexico
Albert Watson
Charlotte, New Mexico
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986, Printed 2009
56 x 42 inches

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

Bruce Weber - Kate Moss and Charlie Sexton and Friends Golden Beach, FL
Bruce Weber
Kate Moss and Charlie Sexton and Friends Golden Beach, FL
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2006, Printed 2009
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/5 on verso.

Bruce Weber - Ric Arango, Point Conception, Santa Barbara, California (#1)
Bruce Weber
Ric Arango, Point Conception, Santa Barbara, California (#1)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1987, Printed 2009
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 10/15 on verso.

Bruce Weber - Tom, Adirondack Park, New York
Bruce Weber
Tom, Adirondack Park, New York
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1988, Printed 2009
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/15 on verso.

Bold & The Beautiful

12/29/11 - 2/3/12

Artistically and culturally some decades seem to burn brighter than others. The decades of the 1940's through the 60's and the 1980's produced a rich tapestry of artistic trends, political and cultural leaders, and technological advances. During these decades music, literature, politics, fashion, style and architecture were ablaze in energy and dynamism.

Photography acts to chronicle these developments and amplify the creative energy of the events and people of these decades. Our exhibition, "Bold And The Beautiful," is comprised of photographs that were taken in these decades in which people lived with exuberance. The energy and freshness in the arts found a visual equivalent in the photography of the period. Such masters as Frank Horvat, William Klein, Harry Benson and Clive Arrowsmith responded to the events of their time by producing images with a freshness and immediacy that was very different than the compositionally elegant pictures of Horst, Skrebneski and Huene. Whether a Bowie, Rolling Stones, or Beatles burst onto the musical scene, or a Kennedy, Capote, Monroe, Yves St. Laurent, moved in the cultural and political arena, great photographers were there to record and mythologize their presence.

Photography had and still has the power to stop time. The sitter, or subject never ages and perpetually belong to the era that spawned them. Time can modify our perceptions of figures and events from the past. The exuberance of the photographs in "Bold and the Beautiful" act to dramatize the past and connect us to a world that we still dream about and celebrate. Beauty and boldness are traits that can describe a photograph in different or similar terms, but spoken of together they characterize what is remarkable in any decade of society. Boldness and beauty are also universal touch points which have been the aspirations of great art since the birth of civilization.