Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at The Factory
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, Printed 2015
24 x 50 inches

Signed, dated and editioned # 29/35 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 - Dolly Parton, Nashville
Harry Benson
Dolly Parton, Nashville
Archival Pigment Photograph
1976, Printed 2007
30 x 24 inches

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

Harry Benson - Veruschka and Giorgio di SantAngelo, New York
Harry Benson
Veruschka and Giorgio di SantAngelo, New York
Archival Pigment Photograph
1972, Printed Later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/35 on recto

Harry Benson - Judy Garland, Copenhagen
Harry Benson
Judy Garland, Copenhagen
Archival Pigment Photograph
1965, Printed 2007
30 x 24 inches

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

Clive Arrowsmith - Ann Schaufuss in Renaissance Hat, London, VOGUE U.K.
Clive Arrowsmith
Ann Schaufuss in Renaissance Hat, London, VOGUE U.K.
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.
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.
Cathleen Naundorf - Untitled, Paris - Dior Haute Couture Collection 2007
Cathleen Naundorf
Untitled, Paris - Dior Haute Couture Collection 2007
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009, printed 2010
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, date, date printed, location, edition # 9/10 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Cathleen Naundorf - La fille en platre, Paris - Dior Haute Couture Collection
Cathleen Naundorf
La Fille en Platre, Paris - Dior Haute Couture Collection 2007
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009, printed 2009
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, date, date printed, location, edition # 2/10 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Cathleen Naundorf - "Paradise Bird," Paris - Chanel Haute Couture Collection 200
Cathleen Naundorf
Paradise Bird, Paris - Chanel Haute Couture Collection 2006
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2008, printed 2010
20 x 24 inches

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

Cathleen Naundorf - La Libellue, Paris - Gaultier Haute Couture Collection 200
Cathleen Naundorf
La Libellue, Paris - Gaultier Haute Couture Collection 2008
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2008, Printed 2010
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, date, date printed, location, edition # 3/10 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Cathleen Naundorf, The Evolution of Fashion II
Cathleen Naundorf
The Evolution of Fashion II, Paris, Dior Haute Couture, 2004
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2010
47 x 35 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 4/10 on verso. Artist blind stamp.

Cathleen Naundorf - La Mariee I, Paris - Gaultier Haute Couture Collection 200
Cathleen Naundorf
La Mariee I, Paris - Gaultier Haute Couture Collection 2008
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2008, printed 2010
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, date, date printed, location, edition # 1/10 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Cathleen Naundorf - La Doce Vita II, Paris - Valentino Haute Couture Collectio
Cathleen Naundorf
La Doce Vita II, Paris - Valentino Haute Couture Collection 2007
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2007, Printed 2013
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, date, date printed, location, edition # 2/10 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

Cathleen Naundorf - Like a Painting, Paris - Dior Haute Couture Collection 200
Cathleen Naundorf
Like a Painting, Paris - Dior Haute Couture Collection 2004
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2008, printed 2010
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, date, date printed, location, edition # 2/15 and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. Artist's blind stamp on recto.

George Hoyningen-Huene - Horst Torso, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Horst Torso, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1931, Printed Early 1980s
14 x 17 inches

Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst on verso.

George Hoyningen-Huene - Divers
George Hoyningen-Huene
Swimwear by Izod (Divers)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1930, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

From the collection of Horst, signed and inscribed by Horst on verso. Titled and dated on verso.

Lisa, Vionnet Dress
George Hoyningen-Huene
Lisa, Vionnet Dress
SIlver Gelatin Photograph
1938, Printed mid 1980's
11 x 14 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst on verso.
Vionnet Dress
George Hoyningen-Huene
Vionnet Dress
SIlver Gelatin Photograph
1934, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst on verso.
Marlene Dietrich
George Hoyningen-Huene
Marlene Dietrich
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
11 x 14 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst 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 - 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 - 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.

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.

Andre de Plessel - 2 Faces of Beauty, Barcelona
Andre de Plessel
2 Faces of Beauty, Barcelona
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
20 x 24 Inches
Signed, dated and # 1/10 on print verso
Andre de Plessel - Decadant #2, San Marino
Andre de Plessel
Decadant #2, San Marino
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
24 x 20 inches

Signed, dated and # 1/10 on print verso

Andre de Plessel - Extravagant Nude Nº 2, San Marino
Andre de Plessel
Extravagant Nude Nº 2, San Marino
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995
24 x 20 Inches
Signed, dated and # 1/10 on print verso
Andre de Plessel - Untitled, San Marino
Andre de Plessel
Untitled, San Marino
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
24 x 20 inches
Signed, dated and # 1/10 on print verso
Andre de Plessel - Untitled, San Marino
Andre de Plessel
Untitled, San Marino
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
24 x 20 inches
Signed, dated and # 1/10 on print verso
Bert Stern - Marilyn Monroe with roses, from The Last Sitting for Vogue
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe with roses, from The Last Sitting for Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, printed later
Image: 14 x 10 3/4 inches, Paper: 19 x 13 inches

Signed in gold on recto, Stern's stamp on verso.

Bert Stern - Marilyn Monroe in a black dress (from The Last Sitting for Vogue)
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe in a black dress (from The Last Sitting for Vogue)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, printed later
Image: 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, Paper: 19 x 13 inches

Signed in red crayon on recto, Stern's stamp to verso

Bert Stern - Marilyn Monroe behind crucifix, contact sheet
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe behind crucifix, contact sheet with eight images, from The Last Sitting for Vogue
Archival Pigment Photograph
Executed in 1962, printed later
Image: 16 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches, paper: 19 x 13 inches

Signed in gold on recto, Stern's stamp on verso.

Horst P. Horst - Dali Costumes
Horst P. Horst
Dali Costumes, Platinum Photograph on Silk
Platinum photograph on silk (pima cotton)
1939, Print made early 1990's
9 x 6 1/2 inches

Blindstamp (in the margin); signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil (on the verso)

Horst P. Horst - Lisa with Harp
Horst P. Horst
Lisa with Harp, Platinum Photograph on Silk
Platinum Photograph on Silk (Pima Cotton)
Executed in 1939, Printed Later
8 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches

Blindstamp (in the margin); signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil (on the verso)

Horst P. Horst - Carmen Face Massage
Horst P. Horst
Carmen Face Massage
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946, Printed Later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso.

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball - TB
Harry Benson - Dolly Parton, Nashville - TB
Harry Benson - Veruschka and Giorgio di SantAngelo, New York - TB
Harry Benson - Judy Garland, Copenhagen - TB
Clive Arrowsmith - Ann Schaufuss in Renaissance Hat-thumb
Clive Arrowsmith - Sophie Ward Actress-thumb
Patrick Demarchelier - Madonna - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Vogue Anniversary - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Gisele - TB

The Lens Gazes Back:
Reflections in Black and White on Classic Beauty

6/13/2015 - 8/1/2015

The lens of a camera processes visual information by acting like a mirror that reflects back, without prejudice, whatever is placed in front of it. The creativity of a photographer is largely decided by the manner in which they place their subjects in front of a lens and who they decide to put there. In the summer survey exhibition of portraiture and figure studies, "The Lens Gazes Back," the subjects captured by the photographers are aware that they are being scrutinized through the camera. Their allure provides the drama that makes the photographs compelling. Whether the photographer's subjects are supermodels, famous actresses, political figures, or artists they project firstly a visual likeness, but then a more powerful subjective appeal. They present a heightened presence where style, elegance, creativity, and culture all work together in varying degrees to create a picture that inspires us. When a photograph is engaging, what we see opens up what we think and feel about the subjects before us.

George Hoyningen-Huene and Horst P. Horst's early yet enduring fashion images continue to enthrall with the allure created by the interplay between photographer, subject, and style. On the other hand, photographers such as Harry Benson have used the medium’s dynamic interactions in creating unique portrayals of historical figures and their projected personas that are preserved for posterity. Today, the work of contemporary photographers Cathleen Naundorf and Jim Lee continue to originally engage with what the lens can capture in this remarkable interplay. “The Lens Gazes Back” invites the viewer to witness the unique manners in which cameras are used in order to engage their subjects and our own attention in creating unique visual portraits.