Robert Doisneau - La Dame Indignée
Robert Doisneau
La Dame Indignée (The Lady is Shocked)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1948, Printed Later
13 x 15 inches

Signed in margin on lower right recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Robert Doisneau - Créatures de Rêves
Robert Doisneau
Créatures de Rêves
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed 1981
11 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches

Artist's signature, in ink, on recto, and with his signature, title, and dates on verso.

Robert Doisneau - Mademoiselle Wanda at Fete Foraine
Robert Doisneau
Mademoiselle Wanda at Fete Foraine
Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1950s
7 X 9 1/2 inches

Photographer's Rapho Stamp 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

Joyce Tenneson - Dasha
Joyce Tenneson
Dasha
Archival Pigment Photograph Face-mounted to Plexiglass
1998, printed 2013
48 x 38 inches

Signed, dated, and artist proof on verso.

Joyce Tenneson - Suzanne and Snake 1
Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne and Snake 1
Archival Pigment Photograph
1991, printed 2013
40 x 30 inches

Signed and editioned 1/5 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Suzanne and Snake 2
Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne and Snake 2
Archival Pigment Photograph
1991, printed 2013
40 x 30 inches
Joyce Tenneson - Bird Woman
Joyce Tenneson
Bird Woman
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed 2013
40 x 30 inches
Joyce Tenneson - Poppy Bouquet
Joyce Tenneson
Poppy Bouquet
Archival Pigment Photograph
2000, Printed 2013
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 8/25 on recto.

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 - Paris Couple (Quai du Louvre)
Frank Horvat
Paris Couple (Quai du Louvre)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 13/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Jardin des Modes, Le Chien qui Fume
Frank Horvat
Jardin des Modes, Le Chien qui Fume
Archival Lambda Photograph
1957, printed 2015
31 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

Editioned 5/12 and signed on recto. Signed, titled, dated, location, print date, print location, medium on verso.

Frank Horvat - Cairo, Egypt
Frank Horvat
Cairo, Egypt
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, Printed Later
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 - Harper's Bazaar, Rome Collections O (Debora Dixon in Trattoria)
Frank Horvat
Harper's Bazaar, Rome Collections O (Debora Dixon in Trattoria)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed c. 2007
16 x 12 inches

Signed and # 6/30 on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print 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.

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 - Mick Jagger
Harry Benson
Mick Jagger
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968
24 x 20 inches

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

Harry Benson - Paul Hits John (pillow fight)
Harry Benson
Paul Hits John (pillow fight)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, 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 - 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.

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.

Ruth Bernhard - Symbiosis
Ruth Bernhard
Symbiosis
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1971, Printed 1984
9 1/2 X 5 3/4 inches

Artist's signature and edition 11/75 in pencil on mount's recto. Book's hand stamp with title, date and edition notation on mount's verso

Ruth Bernhard - Two Leaves
Ruth Bernhard
Two Leaves
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed c. 1980
13 3/4 X 10 1/2 inches

Artist's signature in pencil on mount's recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on mounts verso

Nick Brandt - Lion with Monolith, Serengeti
Nick Brandt
Lion with Monolith, Serengeti
Archival Pigment Photograph
2008, Printed 2010
26 1/2 x 65 1/2 inches
Signed, dated and # 14/15 on recto
Neil Folberg - Olive Tree
Neil Folberg
Olive Tree
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
24 X 31 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Ballistra
Neil Folberg
Ballistra
Archival Pigment Photograph
2000
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Starry Grove
Neil Folberg
Starry Grove
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
20 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - As a Dove
Neil Folberg
As a Dove
Archival Pigment Photograph
1999
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Machtesh Katan
Neil Folberg
Machtesh Katan
Archival Pigment Photograph
2000
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Kanaf & Kineret
Neil Folberg
Kanaf & Kineret
Archival Pigment Photograph
2000
24 X 31 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Margaret Bourke-White - DC-4 Flying Over New York City
DC-4 Flying Over New York City
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, Printed Later
16 x 20 inches

Signed and editioned # 100/250 on recto.

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.
Elliott Erwitt - Paris, France 1989 (Dog Jumping)
Elliott Erwitt
Paris, France 1989 (Dog Jumping)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1989, Printed 2011
20 x 24 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
Michael Massaia - Afterlife - New Jersey - Rock & Roll Himalaya
Michael Massaia
Afterlife - New Jersey - Rock & Roll Himalaya
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2009, Printed 2015
30 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso. Signed and # 1/10 on recto.

Robert Doisneau - Créatures de Rêves - TB
Robert Doisneau - Mademoiselle Wanda at Fete Foraine - TB
Robert Doisneau - Les Enfants de la Place Hebert - TB
Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson - Mick Jagger - TB
Harry Benson - Paul Hits John (pillow fight) - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Vogue Anniversary - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Madonna - TB
Patrick Demarchelier - Gisele - TB
Ruth Bernhard - Symbiosis - TB
Ruth Bernhard - Two Leaves - TB

Life: Frame By Frame

06/18/2013 - 09/21/2013

Portrait photography is often a dialog between the outward physical appearance of a subject and their inner, invisible qualities. The success of a strong portrait transcends the merely visual. In the photographs of “Life: Frame By Frame” the artists use various strategies in engaging with their subject matter to develop and expose the deeper and individual qualities of the sitters. They work to reveal an inner drama and to bring the two dimensional limitation of the photographic paper into a dynamic and active statement. The photographers in this exhibition are too numerous to write about in total – so we will concentrate on a few of them.

In the large pigment prints of Joyce Tenneson the subjects share an inner light and often have a magical or mysterious presence. She writes, “My camera is a witness. It holds a light up for my subjects to help them feel their own essence and givens them the courage to collaborate in recording these revelations.” These studies have atmospheric, soft-focused backgrounds that envelop the subjects.

Herb Ritts’s portrait style is graphically strong with clean lines and an assertive style. His portraits magnify the desirable and elusive qualities of the sitters. The subjects are generally presented full frame, dramatically composed and made to appear either spontaneous, or in a classic, sculptural manner. Focus is tight, perfectly defined, and dynamic.

Harry Benson has had an illustrious 60 year career in which he has had the uncanny ability to be at the right place at the right time. In his work he stresses that his pictures capture a moment in time that is fleeting and never to be repeated. His photographs acquire a transcendent quality. They have a life and vitality because they are generally not staged. The final photographs are a product of the energy and inner qualities of the subject matched with Mr. Benson’s skill in capturing the moment.

Albert Watson’s approach to portraiture is less spontaneous and more studied. He is a master at sizing up the sitter and finding ways to amplify their character. The images are sure handed and seduce us into believing that we have a special access to the subject. They often use creative cinematic devises that play with creative framing, multiple exposure, and dramatic staging.

“Life: Frame By Frame” is meant to be an intriguing introduction into how great photographers approach portraiture. A picture only moves us and takes on a power if it takes us out of our every day experience and transcends time and space. This exhibition is a collection of pictures that leave lasting impressions and engage our senses and intellect.

June 18, 2013