Jacques Henri Lartigue - Bobsled Race - Zissou and Madeleine Thibault in the Bob
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Bobsled Race - Zissou and Madeleine Thibault in the Bobsled. Mme. Folletête, Tatane & Maman Rouzat
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed c. 1980
9 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed on face lower right, blindstamped lower left on recto.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Zissou in His Tire Boat, Chateau de Rouzat
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Zissou in His Tire Boat, Chateau de Rouzat (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, printed circa 1972
9 x 6 5/8 inches

Signed by the artist on the mount, portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # 33/50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - My Brother, Zissou, Gets His Glider Airbourne, Chateau
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
My Brother, Zissou, Gets His Glider Airbourne, Chateau de Rouzat, Jacques Henri Lartigue, France
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1908, Printed circa 1972
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Grand Prix of the A.C.F.- the great racing driver
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Grand Prix of the A.C.F.
Silver Gelatin Photograph
June 26,1912
9 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin. The great racing driver Nazzaro signals Wagner to accelerate.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - The Famous Rowe Twins of the Casino de Paris
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
The Famous Rowe Twins of the Casino de Paris
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1929, Printed 1972
9 x 6 1/2 inches

Signed by the photographer in ink on the mat and mount. Artist proof #5/50. Printed in 1972 by Jean Yves du Barre under the supervision of the artist.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Zissou, The Voisin Aeroplane Merlimont
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Zissou, The Voisin Aeroplane Merlimont
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1904, Printed Later
9 1/8 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Cousin "Bichonade" in Flight (A Portfolio by Jacques He
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Cousin "Bichonade" in Flight (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1905, Printed c. 1972
6 1/2 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Lartigue
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Jacques Henri Lartigue (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed circa 1972
6 1/2 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - In front of the Dauphine Pavillion Club de L’etrier
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
In front of the Dauphine Pavillion (Club de L’etrier), Paris, 1912
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1912, Printed Later
9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Signed in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Simone Roussel on the Beach at Villerville
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Simone Roussel on the Beach at Villerville (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1906, printed circa 1972
6 3/4 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Brassai - Deux Filles De Montmartre
Brassaï
Deux Filles De Montmartre
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1932
16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 11/30 on verso. Photographer's credit stamp on verso.

Brassai - Le Bal de Quatre-Saisons, Rue De Lappe
Brassaï
Le Bal de Quatre-Saisons, Rue De Lappe
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1932, Printed 1960's
9 1/8 x 11 5/8 inches
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 7/30 on the verso.
Brassai (Gyula Halasz) - Couple Au Bal Blomet, Paris
Brassaï
Couple Au Bal Blomet, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1931-32, Printed c.1970
11 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches
Stamped, titled, dated and numbered 16/30 on the verso.
Brassai - Groupe d'Hommes, autour du "Zinc" dans un bistrot, Rue de Lappe
Brassaï
Groupe d'Hommes, autour du "Zinc" dans un bistrot, Rue de Lappe
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1932, Printed Later
8 1/4 x 11 inches
Signed lower right, titled and dated on verso
Robert Doisneau - Le Baiser Blotto
Robert Doisneau
Le Baiser Blotto
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, printed 1980s
16 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches

Signed in ink on the recto in the lower margin. Titled, dated and initialed in ink on verso

Robert Doisneau - A boy behind a bench and boxes
Robert Doisneau
A Boy Behind a Bench and Boxes
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957, printed 1980s
image: 11 1/2 x 9 inches, paper: 14 x 11 inches

Doisneau's signature in ink on recto

Robert Doisneau - Les Animaux Superieurs
Robert Doisneau
Les Animaux Superieurs
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed later
Paper: 11 5/8 x 15 3/4 inches, Image: 9 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed in ink on lower right on recto. Titled, dated and initialed in ink on verso

Robert Doisneau - Le Garde et les Ballons
Robert Doisneau
Le Garde et les Ballons
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946, Printed 1975
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

Artist's signature in ink on recto. Artist's initials, titled and dated in ink on verso

Robert Doisneau - Les Enfants de la Place Hebert
Robert Doisneau
Les Enfants de la Place Hebert
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957, Printed later
15 3/4 X 11 7/8 inches

Signed in ink on lower right on recto. Titled, dated and initialed in ink on verso

Sabine Weiss - Garçon sur Planche à Routlettes
Sabine Weiss
Garçon sur Planche à Routlettes
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
15 5/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Paris
Sabine Weiss
Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed later
image: 10 x 10 inches, paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Violoneux, Porte de St. Cloud
Sabine Weiss
Violoneux, Porte de St. Cloud
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, Printed Later
15 7/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Je Suis un Cheval
Sabine Weiss
Je Suis un Cheval
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed later
image: 10 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches, paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

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 - James Brown, Atlanta
Harry Benson
James Brown, Atlanta
Archival Pigment Photograph
1979, Printed later
Image: 15 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches, Paper: 17 x 22 inches

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

Harry Benson - Glasgow Boys in Fountain
Harry Benson
Glasgow Boys in Fountain
Archival Pigment Photograph
1956, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - The Beatles - Miami
Harry Benson
The Beatles - Miami
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, printed later
24 x 30 inches

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

French Chateau - Paris (models feeding chickens)
Harry Benson
French Chateau - Paris (models feeding chickens)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, Printed 2014
40 x 30 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 10/35 on recto.

William Witt - Instant Photography
William Witt
Instant Photography
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, printed 1948-early 1950s
9 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches, Mounted 17 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso. Artist credit stamp on verso.

William Witt - Directions on Orchard St.-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
William Witt
Directions on Orchard St.-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1948, printed 1948-1950
11 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, Mounted 15 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso. Artist credit stamp on verso.

William Witt - Sunday Funnies
William Witt
Sunday Funnies
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1948, printed early 1950s
11 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches, Mounted 12 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso. Artist credit stamp on verso.

William Witt - Galishof Dairy Cafeteria-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
William Witt
Galishof Dairy Cafeteria-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, Printed 1950s
10 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches, Mounted 16 x 12 3/8 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso. Artist credit stamp on verso.

William Witt - The Conversation-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
William Witt
The Conversation-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1946-47, Printed 1950s
10 1/2 x 10 3/8 inches, Mounted 16 x 12 1/4 inches

Signed and dated in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated on mount's verso. Artist credit stamp on verso.

6 Bathers, Patou, Molyneux, Yrande
George Hoyningen-Huene
6 Bathers, Patou, Molyneux, Yrande
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1930, Printed Later
14 X 11 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst on verso.
Robert Doisneau - Le Baiser Blotto - TB
Robert Doisneau - Les Animaux Superieurs - TB
Robert Doisneau - Le Garde et les Ballons - TB
Robert Doisneau - Les Enfants de la Place Hebert - TB
Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta - TB
Harry Benson - Glasgow Boys in Fountain - TB

Let the Good Times Roll

8/8/2015 - 9/26/2015

INSTALLATION IMAGES

The exhibition is a celebration of the joy found in life’s perhaps small, yet happiest moments. Seen through the camera lens, these instances are decisively captured and expertly composed offering a photographer’s perspective on timeless and exuberant moments. Although light-hearted in nature, the photographers have all contributed to the evolution of the history of photography through their various depictions of people often in the midst of their daily lives.

The images included in the exhibition relate to the fundamental kinds of pleasure inherent and perhaps universal within all people across time: Jacques Henri Lartigue’s image taken in 1911 of a couple in a mechanized bobsled is an early instance of the enjoyment to be found in playing with a new amusement. A scene captured by Brassai from the early 1930s shows a friendly group partially reflected in a mirror that are content with a late night drink in a Parisian bar. The intimacy that couples can enjoy in the arms of one another is apparent in Robert Doisneau’s 1950 image of lovers stealing a kiss in a wheelbarrow. Sabine Weiss’s image from 1952 of children playing street games in France decisively demonstrates the easy thrills and playfulness found in youths. Harry Benson’s famously ebullient image from 1964 of the Beatles in the midst of a celebratory pillow fight expertly captures their mischievous delight.

Taken as a whole, the images in “Let the Good Times Roll” remain an essential part of our visual history reflecting the importance of remembering the beauty found throughout day-to-day life while also creating joy within the very viewers of the images. It is a show that celebrates the pleasures of being human.