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 - Christy Turlington, Luxor, Egypt
Albert Watson
Christy Turlington, Luxor, Egypt
Archival Pigment Photograph
1987, Printed 2012
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 25) 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.

Bruce Weber - Tyke, Upper St. Regis Lake, NY (#2)
Bruce Weber
Tyke, Upper St. Regis Lake, NY (#2)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1988, Printed 2009
24 x 20 inches

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

Herb Ritts - Tony - Black Torso
Herb Ritts
Tony - Black Torso
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1986
18 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches

Copyright credit blindstamp in the margin; signed, titled, dated, and numbered 18/25 in pencil on the 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 - 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.

Clive Arrowsmith - Sophie Ward Actress
Clive Arrowsmith
Sophie Ward Actress
Archival Pigment Photograph
1985, 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 - Hiram Keller
Clive Arrowsmith
Hiram Keller
Archival Pigment Photograph
1972, 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.
Robert Farber - Gia on the Lifeguard Stand
Robert Farber
Gia on the Lifeguard Stand
Archival Pigment Photograph on Fiber based Paper
1979, Printed Later
40 x 30 Inches

Signed and numbered 10/10 on recto.

Robert Farber - Laundromat
Robert Farber
Laundromat
Archival Pigment Photograph on Fiber based Paper
1994, Printed Later
30 x 40 Inches

Signed and numbered 4/10 on recto and verso.

Robert Farber - Walking the Dog
Robert Farber
Walking the Dog
Archival Pigment Photograph on Fiber based Paper
1994, Printed Later
30 x 40 Inches

Signed and numbered 9/10 on recto.

Les Deux Camelias, Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Haute Couture Collection, Winter 2009
Cathleen Naundorf
Les Deux Camelias, Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, Haute Couture Collection, Winter 2009
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
24 x 19 7/8 inches

Signed, titled, date printed, edition # 4/10 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Cathleen Naundorf, Valentino en Rose
Cathleen Naundorf
Valentino en Rose, Paris, Valentino, Haute Couture, 2007
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2007
70 1/2 x 56 Inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/10 on verso.

Dolly IV, Paris, Dior Haute Couture, 2005
Cathleen Naundorf
Dolly IV, Paris, Dior Haute Couture, 2005
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009
24 x 20 Inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 1/10 on verso. Artist blind stamp.

Cathleen Naundorf - Sweet Sleep, Paris Ellie Saab, Haute Couture 2012
Cathleen Naundorf
Sweet Sleep, Paris Ellie Saab, Haute Couture 2012
C-Type Color Photograph
2010
31 x 43 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/10 on verso. Artist blind stamp.

John Loring - Waiting
John Loring
Waiting
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1987
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/9 on verso

John Loring - Sleep 13
John Loring
Sleep 13
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1988
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/9 on verso

Arthur Elgort - Christy Turlington, New Orleans, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Christy Turlington, New Orleans, British Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990, printed 2012
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 7/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Heather, Susan and Irene, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Heather, Susan and Irene, Italian Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1991, printed 2012
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 7/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1987, Printed later
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/30 on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss, Nepal, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Kate Moss, Nepal, British Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed 2012
30 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/30 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
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 12) on artist's label on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Cindy Crawford in YSL, Paris, British Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Cindy Crawford in YSL, Paris, British Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990, printed 2012
24 x 20 inches

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

Patrick Demarchelier - Helena, New York
Patrick Demarchelier
Helena, New York
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1992
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 8/20 on verso. Photographer's credit and copyright stamp on verso.

Patrick Demarchelier - Gisele
Patrick Demarchelier
Gisele
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 6/20 on verso. Photographer's credit and copyright stamp on verso.

Patrick Demarchelier - Madonna
Patrick Demarchelier
Madonna
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/20 on verso. Photographer's credit and copyright stamp on verso.

Patrick Demarchelier - Nude, New York
Patrick Demarchelier
Nude, New York
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1975
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 8/20 on verso. Photographer's credit and copyright stamp on verso.

Ruth Bernhardt - In the Box-Horizontal
Ruth Bernhard
In the Box-Horizontal
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed Later
7 3/8 x 13 1/8 inches

Signed and numbered 32/75 in pencil on the mount; titled, dated, numbered in pencil, and the 'Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body/Special Edition Print 1984' stamp on the mount verso.

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 - Helen Bennett, (Spider Dress)
Horst P. Horst
Helen Bennett, (Spider Dress)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso

Horst P. Horst - Lisa on Silk I
Horst P. Horst
Lisa on Silk I
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Horst P. Horst - Study In Ivory
Horst P. Horst
Study In Ivory
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1982, Printed Later
14 X 11 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Artist blind stamp on recto

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 # 27/75 on verso.
Elliott Erwitt - Paris, France 1989 (Umbrella Jump)
Elliott Erwitt
Paris, France 1989 (Umbrella Jump)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed Later
20 x 24 inches
Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.
Clive Arrowsmith - Sophie Ward Actress-thumb
Clive Arrowsmith - Hiram Keller-thumb
Arthur Elgort - Heather, Susan and Irene, Italian Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss, Nepal, British Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Cindy Crawford in YSL, Paris, British Vogue - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Helena, New York - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Gisele - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Madonna - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Nude, New York - TB

The Face Of Beauty:
The Photographer's Quest for the Inspired Portrait

04/05/2014 - 05/10/2014

The Face Of Beauty: The Photographer's Quest for the Inspired Portrait examines the diversity of subjects and manners in which artists choose to utilize the photographic medium to create powerful and intimate, yet oftentimes mysterious portraits. Reaching beyond the superficial exteriors of an individual and revealing a sense of aesthetic and emotional depth through the unique qualities of photography, the variety of strategies which artists employ in photographic portraiture is as diverse as the emotions that it can capture. As seminal photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson believes, “The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.” The relationship between the photographer and his subject has long been a key aspect for a photographer aiming to capture outwardly a sense of how an individual feels inwardly, or to elicit a dynamic physical representation of the subject. This is a major reason why the portrait is considered to be equally an image of the sitter as of the artist. The relationship between subject, camera, and photographer has potentialities to create images that confront a viewer with questions linked to the human experience or even concepts of what “beauty” really encapsulates. The images in Faces of Beauty go beyond portraying merely a superficial likeness and expose an inward condition through more rigorous photographic explorations.

Each of the renowned photographers included in the exhibition have been recognized for their unique ability to capture palpably stirring and interesting portrayals of their subjects. William Ropp, known as “the shadow sculptor,” has a unique style of portraiture. Ropp often places his subjects in complete darkness taking photographs by using long exposures and a 50-year-old Czech flashlight for dramatic illumination effects. He elicits the “soul” of his sitters while making his psychological portraits that are haunting, emotional, and humanistic portraits. Dana Gluckstein’s vision is of the unity of the human spirit whether it is a Haitian healer or a San Bushmen chief. Gluckstein infuses each portrait with an essential dignity and expresses the moral quality and the character of her subjects in such a human way that is devoid of any accidental quality. Albert Watson’s portraits are imbued with a meditative aura and atmosphere through his expert use of lighting of his subjects and his soft, filtered range of colors. Watson’s portraits take the viewer into the image through his distinct visual language that can have an almost surreal feeling and increase our perception of his chosen subjects. Herb Ritts’s portraits typically contain very strong, clean lines and forms, which create a graphic simplicity that allows them to instantly be read and felt by the viewer. Ritts has created portraits of many well-known 20th century figures and his work often challenges conventional notions of gender, sexuality, and race. Taken as a whole, the stirring portraits in The Face of Beauty exemplify the ability of photographic portraiture to present multiplicity of the human conditions in emotional and physical forms of many varieties. The overarching concept behind this exhibition is to join the uniqueness of each photographer with the individuality of each subject.