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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Harry Benson - Beatles on Ed Sullivan (Cameras Showing) NYC
Harry Benson
Beatles on Ed Sullivan, (Cameras Showing) NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed Later
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Jacqueline Kennedy, London
Harry Benson
Jacqueline Kennedy, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1962, Printed 2010
30 x 24 inches

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

Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Harry Benson
Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, Printed 2009
22 x 17 inches

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

Harry Benson - Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School
Harry Benson
Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961, printed 2016
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 19/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait, Canton Mississippi
Harry Benson
Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait, Canton Mississippi
Archival Pigment Photograph
1966, Printed 2007
17 x 22 inches

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

Bruce Davidson - East 100th Street (teenage couples on stairwell and street)
Bruce Davidson
East 100th Street (teenage couples on stairwell and street)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1966-68, printed later
14 x 11 inches

Signed in pencil on print verso.

Bruce Davidson - Black Americans (Girl with Doll)
Bruce Davidson
Black Americans (Girl with Doll)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962-1965, printed later
14 x 11 inches

Signed in pencil on print verso.

Bruce Davidson - Brooklyn Gang, (girl combing hair in mirror)
Bruce Davidson
Brooklyn Gang, (girl combing hair in mirror)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1959, printed later
11 x 14 inches

Signed in pencil on print verso.

Bruce Davidson - Brooklyn Gang (back of bus)
Bruce Davidson
Brooklyn Gang (back of bus)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1959, printed later
11 x 14 inches

Signed in pencil on print verso.

Bruce Davidson - East 100th Street (children in window with view of alley)
Bruce Davidson
East 100th Street (children in window with view of alley)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1966-68, printed later
11 x 14 inches

Signed in pencil on print verso.

Bruce Davidson - Brooklyn Gang (stickball players)
Bruce Davidson
Brooklyn Gang (stickball players)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1959, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Signed in pencil on print verso.

Bruce Davidson - Time of Change (Mrs. Blackman in cabin holding baby Felicia, Tr
Bruce Davidson
Time of Change (Mrs. Blackman in cabin holding baby Felicia, Trickum Forks, Alabama)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965, printed later
11 x 14 inches

Signed in pencil on print verso.

Elliott Erwitt - New York City, 1974 (Dog Legs)
Elliott Erwitt
New York City, 1974 (Dog Legs)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1974, Printed 2014
30 x 40 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Elliott Erwitt - Marilyn Monroe, New York 1956 (Reading Book)
Elliott Erwitt
Marilyn Monroe, New York 1956 (Reading Book)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, Printed 2011
30 x 40 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
Elliott Erwitt - Paris, France 1951 (Dog in Car)
Elliott Erwitt
Paris, France 1951 (Dog in Car)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951, Printed Later
16 X 20 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
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 - London, England, 1974 (Dogs)
Elliott Erwitt
London, England, 1974 (Dogs)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1974, Printed 2014
20 x 24 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Elliott Erwitt - Provence, France 1955 (Boy, Bicycle & Baguette)
Elliott Erwitt
Provence, France 1955 (Boy, Bicycle & Baguette)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed 2011
40 x 30 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
Elliott Erwitt - New York City 1955 (Empire State Building)
Elliott Erwitt
New York City 1955 (Empire State Building)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed 2014
40 x 30 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil 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.
Elliott Erwitt - Santa Monica, California 1955 (California Kiss)
Elliott Erwitt
Santa Monica, California 1955 (California Kiss)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed 2011
30 x 40 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
Elliott Erwitt - Paris, France 1969 (Waiters and Chef Hotel Ritz)
Elliott Erwitt
Paris, France 1969 (Waiters and Chef Hotel Ritz)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1969, Printed Later
24 x 20 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on 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 - 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 - Metro Exit - Monique Dutto, Jours de France, Paris
Frank Horvat
Metro Exit - Monique Dutto, Jours de France, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1959, printed later
33 x 46 3/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 12) in pencil on print verso.

Frank Horvat - Lingerie Ad for Chantelle
Frank Horvat
Lingerie Ad for Chantelle
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, Printed 2010
23 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches

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

Frank Horvat - For Stern, Shoe and Eiffel Tower (A), Paris
Frank Horvat
For Stern, Shoe and Eiffel Tower (A), Paris
Archival Lambda Photograph
1974, printed 2014
23 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches

Editioned 3/12 and signed on recto. Signed, titled, dated, location, print date, print location, medium on verso.

Hat and Five Roses, Paris (Vogue)
William Klein
Hat and Five Roses, Paris (Vogue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, Printed Later
41 x 29 Inches

Signed, titled, and dated in ink on mount verso.

William Klein - Anouk Aimee, Paris
William Klein
Anouk Aimee, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961, Printed Later
29 1/2 x 41 1/4 inches

Signed, titled and dated in ink on mount verso

William Klein - Dorothy + Hotel du Sud
William Klein
Dorothy + Hotel du Sud
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1963, Printed Later
41 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches

Signed, titled and dated in ink on mount verso

Harry Benson - Mick Jagger - TB
Harry Benson - Frank & Mia, Capote Ball - TB
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson - Dolly Parton, Nashville - TB
Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami - TB
Harry Benson - Jacqueline Kennedy, London - TB
Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC - TB
Harry Benson - Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School
Harry Benson - Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait - TB

Living Legends: Career Highlights of Eight Master Photographers

Harry Benson, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Frank Horvat, William Klein, Norman Seef, Albert Watson, Sabine Weiss

12/27/2014 - 1/17/2015

INSTALLATION IMAGES

The history of the medium of photography is relatively brief, and the way we know it today stretches back only to World War II as a contemporary medium. Many of the photographers who laid the foundations are deceased, but fortunately some are still with us as key figures. This exhibition provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the incredible impact that eight seminal photographers have made upon the medium of photography through their unique styles. In the post-war era, photography was not as pervasive as it is today and a process of discovery and time spent in the darkroom existed within this kind of era of straight photography. Images had a different impact at the time with people relying on them to be informed about the world near and far. Today, with the advancement of new digital technology and printing techniques that make images omnipresent, many contemporary photographers utilize the camera for only its expressive qualities.

The eight individuals in the exhibition can be thought of as absolute photographers whose technical aptitude within the medium is as great as their use of it to creatively shed light on their subjects and present them to the world. United by a dedication to the craft, each photographer has left their own unique thumbprint and developed their own exceptional styles and choice of subjects. Capturing aspects of the world through perhaps a humanist approach of the beauty inherent in the day to day, artfully capturing the innovative and creative personalities of the 20th century, or presenting imaginative fashions in a unique manner, the distinct personalities in the exhibition celebrates the legacy and exceptional voices that each of these individuals has given to the history of photography.

Harry Benson penetrating portraits and incisive photojournalism bring the world to a standstill capturing the legacies of the world. His portraits breathe life into history, while at the same time preserving them for future generations. In order to capture these moments, Harry has spent over 60 years making sure to be in the right place at the right time whether with the Beatles on their first trip to the United States or capturing Robert Kennedy’s assassination.

Bruce Davidson began his career in humanistic documentary photography in the late 1950s with a renowned series on a youth gang in Brooklyn that was followed by a further focus on social groups and changes in America in the 1950s and 1960s. He tends to develop bodies of work as photographic essays and is often an insider looking out spending long periods of time with his subjects uncovering meaning with a visual vitality that is uncanny. He was the youngest member of Magnum Agency.

Elliott Erwitt is a master of the “indecisive moment,” images of people and animals frequently resulting in comedic commentary about the everyday world around us. His unique style is born out of an innate capacity for translating his subtle sense of irony, his wit, and his attraction to paradox into images so that he shows the innate humor in the often ordinary. Erwitt has had a celebrated career spanning over half a century and has been the president of the Magnum Agency twice.

In Frank Horvat career he has never limited himself to a single subject, nor to a single technique although he became renowned for his first fashion pictures in the 1950s. These pictures were highly innovative images that were more spontaneous than any contemporary artificial studio poses. He placed his models in everyday contexts shooting them in natural lighting allowing for chance and an element of surprise. Also producing serious reportage, Horvat moves easily from one genre to another, always enriching and renewing his evolving style and subjects.

William Klein was a painter by training and merged his concerns with painting and collage into photography. He developed an aesthetic of blurring, distorting size, pushing the gradient into photography with the emerging genre of street photography. He expanded these techniques in shooting glamorous yet innovative pictures for Vogue and other publications, breaking through the limits of acceptability in fashion photography. Klein often used unconventional wide angle and telephoto pictures, lenses to make his exposure in addition to innovative lighting and flash effects. His pictures have achieved the safe notion of conventional beauty while finding their own distinct voice.

Norman Seef has over the past 45 years been a photographer and filmmaker that has captured many of the world’s most recognizable faces— from Ray Charles and Carly Simon to Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol—in their most unguarded moments. The authenticity of his images reflects his skills as a communicator and his ability to create an environment for artists and innovators conducive to the revelation of how they function creatively. He documents the creative process and in doing so captures the passion and essence of the creators.

Albert Watson has brought his training in graphic design and filmmaking to creating an innovative aesthetic in photography whether he is photographing renowned portraits, fashion, or interiors. Utilizing a softly filtered range of colors to create a unique as well as sophisticated lighting has created way of lighting has created a meditative atmosphere in the photographs. Through the wide variety of his images reflects an effortless versatility, they are united by Watson’s technical virtuosity and unique vision. He has worked successfully in fashion, documentary, film, and advertising.

Sabine Weiss photographs people going about their daily lives capturing emotions through her innovatively humanist photographs. Her camera has enabled her to keep an authentic visual record of life and the people around her through the gestures, facial expressions, body language, and oftentimes even hidden thoughts that she deftly captures in her intimate images. She champions life’s small and fleeting moments. She is the last remaining living legend of the French Humanist School.

The eight photographers represent a cross section of the variety of voices that has shaped and enriched the medium of photography. Fortunately we can celebrate their careers and lives through their wonderful pictures. They have stood the test of time and maintained their originality. These eight legacies are seminal figures in the history of photography and we are lucky enough to have them around today celebrate their rich lives.