View Press Release
Frank Horvat - Pour Harper’s Bazaar, Haute Couture Avec Deborah Dixon
Frank Horvat
Pour Harper’s Bazaar, Haute Couture Avec Deborah Dixon (Spaghetti Girl, Rome)
Archival Lambda Photograph
1968, printed 2015
31 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches
Signed, titled and dated verso. Signed and edition # 5/12 on recto.
Frank Horvat - Givenchy Hat A, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Frank Horvat
Givenchy Hat A, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, printed later
17 x 23 1/4 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Harper's Bazaar, Rome (With "Il Giorno")
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar, Rome (With "Il Giorno")
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, Printed Later
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.
Frank Horvat - Models Tan Simone in Subway, Paris
Frank Horvat
Models Tan & Simone in Subway, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1958, Printed Later
12 x 16 inches

Signed and # 4/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - New York, Harper's Bazaar
Frank Horvat
New York, Harper's Bazaar
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Signed and # 2/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Patrizia (For Figaro Madame, Eiffel Tower)
Frank Horvat
Patrizia (For Figaro Madame, Eiffel Tower)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986, printed 2014
44 x 51 1/4 inches

Editioned AP 3 and signed on recto. Signed, titled, dated, location, print date, print location, and medium on verso.

Frank Horvat - Glamour, Models in dresses in Central Park
Frank Horvat
Glamour, Models in dresses in Central Park
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, Printed Later
31 3/4 x 46 3/4 inches

Editioned 6/12 and signed on recto. Signed, titled, dated and edition 6/12 on verso.

Kimiko Yoshida - The Mao Brides (Polyptych)
Kimiko Yoshida
The Mao Brides (Polyptych), Self-Portraits
Four C-Type Color Photographs Mounted on Acrylic and Aluminum
2006-2009
47 x 47 Inches Each, 94 x 94 Inches as Polyptych

Edition # 4/4. Signed documentation accompanying photographs.

Kimiko Yoshida - Painting (Henri VIII by Hans Holbein), Self Portrait
Kimiko Yoshida
Painting (Henri VIII by Hans Holbein), Self Portrait
Archival Pigment Photograph on Canvas
2010
56 x 56 inches

Signed, titled and numbered (edition of 5) on artist's label on verso.

Kimiko Yoshida - The Red Yoruba Bride, Nigeria (Self-portrait)
Kimiko Yoshida
The Red Yoruba Bride, Nigeria (Self-portrait)
C-Type Color Photograph
2005
47 1/4 x 47 1/4 Inches

Edition # 3/10. Signed documentation accompanying photographs.

Kimiko Yoshida - Painting (Marquisse de Pompadour by Francois Boucher), Self Por
Kimiko Yoshida
Painting (Marquisse de Pompadour by Francois Boucher), Self Portrait
Archival Pigment Photograph on Canvas
2010
56 x 56 inches

Signed, titled and numbered (edition of 5) on artist's label 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 # 27/75 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 | Willy/Midget 2/1968
Jim Lee
Willy/Midget 2/1968
C-Type Color Photograph
1968, printed later
48 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 11/15 on recto.

Jim Lee - Ossie Clark, Aeroplane
Jim Lee
Ossie Clark, Aeroplane
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1969, printed 2017
42 x 84 inches

Signature label on verso. Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 1/10 on artist's label on verso.

Jim Lee - Flesh
Jim Lee
Flesh
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2005, printed 2017
72 x 48 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered on artist's label on verso.

Jim Lee - Baader, Meinhoff
Jim Lee
Baader, Meinhoff
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1969, Printed Later
60 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 12/30 on recto.

Melvin Sokolsky - Dragon's Breath, Paris
Melvin Sokolsky
Dragon's Breath, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1963
30 x 30 inches

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

Helmut Newton - Jenny in My ApartmentNu en renard argente, Nice
Helmut Newton
Nu en renard argente, Nice (Nude in silver fox coat, reclining in front of a hedge)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Signed and dated in ink on recto, artist's copyright hand stamp on verso.

Helmut Newton - Jenny in My Apartment
Helmut Newton
Jenny in My Apartment
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1975, printed 1984
16 x 12 inches

From the Private Property Suites portfolio. Signed in pencil and portfolio copyright credit reproduction limitatio stamp (on the verso). From an edition of 75.

Helmut Newton - Pool, Old Beach, Monte Carlo
Helmut Newton
Pool, Old Beach, Monte Carlo
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981
8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, and dated and numeric notations in pencil on verso. Artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Fashionable Collaborations: Photographer as Director

11/18/17 – 12/16/17

Photographers have historically been instrumental in giving visual form for expressing and creating the allure of great fashion. Some of the most prominent names in the history of the medium have worked in collaboration with great designers, models and fashion houses to present often dreamlike narratives in which the viewers feel they are brought into an elevated world where culture, desire and refinement are idealized.

The photographers featured in this exhibition, “Fashionable Collaborations,” are Albert Watson, Brian Duffy, Arthur Elgort, Horst. P Horst, Frank Horvat, Jim Lee, Cathleen Naundorf, and Kimiko Yoshida. Each of these photographers have developed different strategies to construct extraordinary images that are both unique artistic statements as well as methods to showcase great fashion designs. More importantly, none of these photographers work in isolation – they are reliant on physical products that were produced for commerce by creative designers. How these photographers place their own unique imprint onto their collective bodies of work are always original and vary from artist to artist. This show acknowledges an ‘auteur’ theory of fashion photography in which all the photographers have made important contributions to the world of fashion photography.

Horst acts as the foundation photographer in this exhibition. He created quiet, elegant and refined statements that were produced in the studio with a studied controlled mastery of the large format camera, sheet film, complex lighting and long exposures.
Horvat, Lee, and Duffy were all innovative trailblazers in their own innovative ways. They reacted against the formulaic and more traditional methods of static picture making. They thrust their models into the unpredictable dynamics of everyday life. Often, the cameras used were 35 mm. Natural daylight and elliptical framing also became effective tools for making arresting images.

Naundorf and Watson have taken a consciously artistic approach to making fine art photographs. They often use the ‘artist as muse’ where the sitter is of significance and fascination. They have both made extensive use of interesting and original sets and objects. Watson sometimes creates stunning images in which the model is muse, and other times the designers are celebrated as artists and the clothing takes on a life and form of its own. Watson’s range as a photographer is very wide and his work is difficult to categorize. Naundorf often constructs an almost timeless nostalgia, centering around designer’s one-of-a-kind creations, where there is a ‘Proustian’ atmosphere surrounding the work.

Finally, Yoshida’s photographs always center around self-portraits. However, they are self-portraits where she loses her identity. Her work often uses clothing items, or semi-precious objects crossing divergent cultures and time in building references for an ever-shifting identity.

In “Fashionable Collaborations” photographs have been selected that are often constructed with art historical references. Even though these photographers never lose their individual voices or their creative search for effective and artistic image making, they fully acknowledge the collaborative process of finding inspiration and references from the larger world of culture and design.

See installation images