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 - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at The Factory
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1977, Printed 2015
36 x 78 inches

Signed, dated and editioned # 4/12 in ink 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 - 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 - 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

Patrick Demarchelier - Vogue Anniversary
Patrick Demarchelier
Vogue Anniversary
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1992
48 x 48 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/8 on label affixed to verso. Photographer's credit and copyright stamp on label 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 - Kate Moss
Patrick Demarchelier
Kate Moss
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1992
22 1/2 x 18 3/8 inches

Artist's signature, in pencil, and with three hand stamps, one with the edition number 2/20, and another with his title, date, and catalogue number, in pencil, all on mount verso.

Patrick Demarchelier - Christy, New York
Patrick Demarchelier
Christy, New York
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1986, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches

Titled, signed, artist stamp, dated, and # 10/20 on mount verso.

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 - Mick Jagger - Los Angeles - Mick Saluting
Norman Seeff
Mick Saluting, Mick Jagger, 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - Nadja crossing Park Ave, New York, American Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Nadja Crossing Park Ave, New York, American Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, printed 2012
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/30 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 - 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.

Robin Platzer - Studio 54, New Year’s Eve
Robin Platzer
Studio 54, New Year’s Eve
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, printed 2015
22 x 33 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 3/12 on label affixed on verso.

Robin Platzer -Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Deborah Harry, Truman Capote and Paloma
Robin Platzer
Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Deborah Harry, Truman Capote and Paloma Picasso, Studio 54
Archival Pigment Photograph
1979, printed later
22 x 33 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/12 on label affixed on verso.

Robin Platzer - Ann-Margaret with Elton John at the "Tommy" movie premiere
Robin Platzer
Ann-Margaret with Elton John at the "Tommy" movie premiere in the subway, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, printed 2015
33 x 22 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/12 on label affixed on verso.

Robin Platzer - Angelica Huston and Jack Nicholson at the Terms of Engagement
Robin Platzer
Angelica Huston and Jack Nicholson at the Terms of Engagement Premiere, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1983, printed 2015
21 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/12 on label affixed on verso.

Robin Platzer - Woody Allen and Diane Keaton at the Martha Graham Opening
Robin Platzer
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton at the Martha Graham Opening
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, printed 2015
22 x 33 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/12 on label affixed on verso.

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball - TB
Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Vogue Anniversary - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Madonna - TB
Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss, Nepal, British Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Nadja crossing Park Ave, New York, American Vogue - TB
Arthur Elgort - Isabelle Townsend, Miami Beach, French Vogue - TB

High Life / High Style

12/26/2015 - 1/23/2016

INSTALLATION IMAGES

As Cecil Beaton said in 1975, "It is up to the fashion photographer to create an illusion. In doing so, he is not behaving with dishonesty, but when properly invoked, the result is not merely an illusion; rather, it makes the observer see what he wishes to see." Since its inception in the 1880s, fashion photography has generated some of the most widely recognizable, provocative, and enduring imagery of our time. In particular, the genre presents an idealized and dreamlike vision that allows viewers to escape into the picture and enter a rarefied world where they can become participants. Photographers’ emphasis on desires and fantasies underscores the medium and lends itself easily to the exclusivity associated with fashion and celebrity. The legacy of fashion photography has left sophisticated and well-crafted images which have set a high standard of aesthetic beauty and image composition. Today’s most talented photographers have a strong foundation to work from and are finding a contemporary voice to create fresh, great images that transport viewers into their vision.

Cathleen Naundorf creates fashion photographs in dream-like settings with an elegant and Old World aesthetic. Documentary representation is less important than an overall atmospheric, pictorial effect often achieved through her work with large-format Polaroid cameras. The stunning and unique haute couture designs in Naundorf’s work are a result of her being privileged with almost unlimited access to the archives of such haute couture houses as Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Lacroix, Armani, Saab, and Gaultier. As the artistic director for each of her shoots, she develops the concepts herself and constructs interesting “mise-en-scenes” inviting viewers to enter an atmosphere of exclusive elegance.

With a career spanning decades,
Clive Arrowsmith is a master of lighting and composition in his fashion images and celebrity portraits working equally in both black and white and color. He lends a sometimes psychedelic and hallucinogenic allure to his photographs suiting a mood of fantasy and beauty. As a part-time “rock ‘n’ roller” attached to the music scene, Arrowsmith has conjured up fresh images through their often spontaneous quality. He has worked extensively for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Esquire and is the only photographer to have photographed the Pirelli Calendar two years in succession.

Having made himself a name with his fresh and theatrical take on fashion in the 1960s,
Jim Lee is the “original wild child of fashion photography.” He took photo shoots out of the rigid studios and placed them in a story context changing the course of the fashion genre. The striking and sometimes controversial photographic style that centers on a narrative with a cinematic quality meant complicated set-ups and ambitious outdoor productions resulting in dramatic imagery. Lee’s stylish photography immerses the viewer in his unique worlds asking them to reach beyond the edges of the frame and engage in the story.

Arthur Elgort was one of the first photographers to show models in a more natural state usually wearing little makeup and posing in outdoor settings, offering an intimate entry into their private world. He has a stylistic freedom that allows the spontaneous energy and joy of the moment to be expressed by creating disarmingly warm images. Elgort has captured now-famous images of supermodels such as Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss among others for magazines and fashion campaigns including Vogue where he has worked for over forty years.