Ormond Gigli - Girls in the Windows
Ormond Gigli
Girls in the Windows
Archival Pigment Photograph
1960, printed 2015
31 x 31 inches
Signed and dated in pencil mount recto. Signed, titled, dated, and # 27/75 on verso.
Robert Doisneau - Playing Darts in a Bar
Robert Doisneau
Playing Darts in a Bar
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1960, Printed 1960s
8 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches

Photographer's red stamp on verso. Some other publication information written on verso.

Robert Doisneau - L'Enfer
Robert Doisneau
L'Enfer
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed 1970s
11 3/4 x 9 1/4 Inches

Doisneau's title, a numeric notation, and his hand 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

Robert Doisneau - Untitled
Robert Doisneau
Untitled
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1950s
9 x 11 3/4 inches

Signed on verso. Rapho Guillumette Pictures label 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 - 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.

Sabine Weiss - 2 Ados, Terrain Vague (2 Teenagers)
Sabine Weiss
2 Ados, Terrain Vague (2 Teenagers)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Rue Enfants Balayer
Sabine Weiss
Rue Enfants Balayer
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

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

Sabine Weiss - Gare St. Lazare, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Gare St. Lazare, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed Later
image: 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, paper: 12 x 16 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Couples Amoureux, Place République
Sabine Weiss
Couples Amoureux, Place République
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

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

Sabine Weiss - Clochard, Le Baroud Poussé par Son Ami
Sabine Weiss
Clochard, Le Baroud Poussé par Son Ami
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

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

Sabine Weiss - Velo Nuit Naples (Bicycle at Night in Naples)
Sabine Weiss
Velo Nuit Naples (Bicycle at Night in Naples)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955
16 x 20 inches

Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Petit Garçon Regardant Oeuvre de Miro
Sabine Weiss
Petit Garçon Regardant Oeuvre de Miro
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
15 7/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil 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 - Manège Petite Fille, Bastille
Sabine Weiss
Manège Petite Fille, Bastille
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
15 7/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil 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.

Todd Webb - Left Bank Street Lamp, Paris
Todd Webb
Left Bank Street Lamp, Paris
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1950
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Titled, Photographers stamp, and Photo Researchers stamp on print verso.

Todd Webb - Along the Quai on the Ile de la Cite
Todd Webb
Along the Quai on the Ile de la Cite
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Photographer's stamp and Photo Researchers label on print verso.

Todd Webb - Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
Todd Webb
Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
9 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches

Titled and artist's copyright stamp on verso. Photo Researcher's label on verso.

William Klein - Dorothy + Japanese Lights, Paris
William Klein
Dorothy + Japanese Lights, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed Later
19 1/2 x 16 Inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print 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

William Klein - Hat and 5 Roses, Paris (Vogue)
William Klein
Hat and 5 Roses, Paris (Vogue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, Printed Later
41 1/3 X 29 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on 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 Witt - Street Peddler
William Witt
Street Peddler
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939
11 x 14 inches

Dry Mounted, signed, titled, dated, and copyright 1979.

William Witt - Lighting Up-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
William Witt
Lighting Up-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, printed 1947-1950
11 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches, Mounted 15 7/8 x 11 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 - 88 - S.H. LAUFER
William Witt
88 - S.H. LAUFER
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1948
10 1/4 X 11 3/4 inches, mount 18 1/2 x 15 inches

Signed and dated on print recto. Dry Mounted, signed, dated, and photographer's stamp on print verso.

William Witt - Street Peddler
William Witt
Street Peddler
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939
11 x 14 inches

Dry Mounted, signed, titled, dated, and copyright 1979.

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 - 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 - Lighting Up-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
William Witt
Lighting Up-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, printed 1947-1950
11 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches, Mounted 15 7/8 x 11 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 - Children Going to School
William Witt
Children Going to School
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1940, Printed 1946-1950s
11 1/4 x 10 inches, Mounted 14 1/2 x 11 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 - 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 - One Way at Kaplan's Stand-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
William Witt
One Way at Kaplan's Stand-Lower East Side, N.Y.C.
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, Printed 1947-1950s
11 x 14 inches

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

Robert Doisneau - Playing Darts in a Bar - TB
Robert Doisneau - L'Enfer - TB
Robert Doisneau - Les Enfants de la Place Hebert - TB
Robert Doisneau - Untitled - TB
Robert Doisneau - Le Baiser Blotto - TB
Robert Doisneau - Créatures de Rêves - TB

New York to Paris

02/23/2013 - 04/20/2013

INSTALLATION IMAGES

New York City and Paris may seem a world apart, but despite the 3600 miles that separates the two great cities similar human dramas have continued to be scripted and enacted for as long as the cities have existed. The physical structure, social fabric, personal and public histories of Paris and New York are rich, multi-faceted, complex and challenging. They have been a fertile ground for many of the greatest photographers to explore over the last century.

Cities are living, breathing entities that have always fascinated and inspired visual artists. The New York School photographers – who emerged in the late 30’s and 40’s captured the energy of the city with hand held 35 mm cameras. They seldom used tripods or flash and tried to stop time with their spontaneous approach to keeping pictures fresh and unforced. They often dealt with the individual in a personal, but anonymous way. An individual stood for the universal. The daily activities and emotions of people were scrutinized through the camera lens.

The Photo League was a group of photographers that were active between 1936 and 1951. This group of photographers pointed their lens’ at the common citizens of New York and were interested in exploring the social fabric of the city. They were democratic in their avoidance of elitism. Unafraid to be up close and personal to their subject they recorded the full range of human responses and emotions. The composing of images was ‘on the fly,’ and the camera became the great equalizer of all people.

Across the Atlantic Ocean, the French Humanists lovingly and collectively portrayed the soul of the inhabitants of everyday Paris. They excelled at championing the physical beautify of their city and portrayed the daily activities of the Parisians. Through the photographs of the French Humanists, the ‘City of Lights’ shines brightly and embraces its populace with the backdrops of wonderful parks, inviting benches and chairs, grand boulevards, public monuments and quiet romantic dark corners.

We have a chance, through the greatly varied work in this exhibition to lovingly explore and reminisce about two of the world’s most remarkable cities. Both in public and private spaces, the cities provide different compelling dramatic sets where physical and emotional stories are captured on film and come to life in the viewer’s eyes. If, as Shakespeare has written, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players;” – than New York City and Paris are two of the most fascinating stages ever devised!

By Holden Luntz
February 15, 2013