Sabine Weiss - Vers la Lumière, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Vers la Lumière, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1953, Printed later
image: 17 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches, paper: 20 x 16 inches

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

Sabine Weiss - Le triporteur, rue de la Paix, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Le triporteur, rue de la Paix, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957
23 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Pont Neuf, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Pont Neuf, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
image: 11 7/8 x 18 1/8 inches, paper: 19 7/8 x 24 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated 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 - Sortir de Métro, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Sortir de Métro, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
image: 17 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches, paper: 20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Photographe a Londres
Sabine Weiss
Photographe a Londres
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, printed 2015
image: 16 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches, paper: 20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Place Blanche, Paris (Le Restaurant Coquet)
Sabine Weiss
Place Blanche, Paris (Le Restaurant Coquet)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1953, printed later
image: 9 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches, paper: 12 x 15 7/8 inches

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

Robert Doisneau - Café Noir et Blanc, Joinville-le-Pont
Robert Doisneau
Café Noir et Blanc, Joinville-le-Pont
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1948, printed 1970s
9 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches

Doisneau's Paris hand stamp and a numeric notation in pencil 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.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Seville
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Seville (boy, shadows)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1933, Printed circa 1980
9 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches

Cartier-Bresson's signature, in ink, on recto.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Henri Matisse, Vence, France
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Matisse, Vence, France
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1944, printed circa 1970
image: 11 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches, paper 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches

Cartier-Bresson's signature, in ink, on recto.

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 -Le Ruban de la Mariée, Saint Sauvant, Poitou
Robert Doisneau
Le Ruban de la Mariée, Saint Sauvant, Poitou (The Bride's Ribbon)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951, printed c. 1960s
7 3/4 x 7 inches

Doisneau-Rapho stamps on verso. With negative number (27158) in pencil.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Picnic on the Banks of the Marne
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Picnic on the Banks of the Marne
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1938, Printed Later
Image Size: 11 3/4 x 17 1/2, Paper Size: 15 5/8 x 19 1/2 inches

Signed in margin on lower right recto.

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 - 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 - 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

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 - Paris vu de Notre-Dame
Brassaï
Paris vu de Notre-Dame
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1934, printed c. 1980s
Image: 8 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches, Paper: 12 x 16 inches

Signed and numbered 6/40 on recto. Signed, titled and editioned, with both the "Tirage de l'Auteur" and Brassai's 81, Faubourg St-Jacques stamps on verso.

Brassai - La Grosse Fille de Joie, Quartier Italie
Brassaï
La Grosse Fille de Joie, Quartier Italie
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1932, Printed after 1967
15 3/8 x 11 inches
Signed, notations 'PP. 333', annotation 'page 93' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp (on the verso).
Un Bar Rue de Lappe (La Bastoche)
Brassaï
Un Bar Rue de Lappe (La Bastoche)
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1932, Printed c. 1950s
11 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches

Signed in pencil and copyright credit stamp on verso.

André Kertész - Chez Mondrian, Paris
André Kertész
Chez Mondrian, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1926, printed later
10 x 8 inches

Signed and dated on verso.

André Kertész  - The Satiric Dancer, Paris
André Kertész
Satiric Dancer
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1926, printed c. 1980s
13 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches

Signed, dated and inscribed 'Paris' in pencil on the verso.

André Kertész - Third Avenue El, New York
André Kertész
Third Avenue El, New York
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1937, Printed c. 1960s-1970s
10 x 8 inches, image size 9 3/4 x 6 1/2

Signed and dated on verso

Robert Doisneau - L'Enfer - TB
Robert Doisneau - Mademoiselle Wanda at Fete Foraine - TB
Robert Doisneau - Créatures de Rêves - TB
Robert Doisneau - Le Baiser Blotto - TB
Robert Doisneau - Les Enfants de la Place Hebert - TB

Remembrances Of Things Past
Classic Photography

6/3/2017 - 7/18/2017

Remembrances of Things Past is an intimate survey of classic photography from the 1950s and 1960s. Whether living in post-war Europe or the United States, humanity experienced a time of economic expansion and the rebuilding of cities and livelihoods of many individuals. Throughout history, photography has been the medium to directly communicate fragments of reality from all over the world, creating global connections and a collective memory. Photographers such as André Kertész, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, Sabine Weiss, and Robert Doisneau in Paris and Bruce Davidson in the United States have all played a significant role in making history visible through their nostalgic views of cities and the people that populate them.

André Kertész, a modernist and one of the most notable photographers of the 20th century, made photographs to resemble a “reflection in a mirror, unmanipulated and direct as in life." Henri Cartier-Bresson, following in the footsteps of Kertész, and inspired by Cubism and Surrealism, believed in the “significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which gave that event its proper expression.” Sabine Weiss, a french humanist, is praised for her photographs that encompass an array of personalities on the streets of Paris in which the simple pleasures of life are deftly emphasized. Her influencer, Robert Doisneau, was notorious for his poetic approach to street photography, creating perfect vignettes of the city of light. Brassaï, a Hungarian-French photographer, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker, photographed Paris at night, using long exposures to depict the dark romance that is deeply ingrained in the city. In the United States, Bruce Davidson, with a photojournalistic approach to photography became immersed in every facet of life that he chose to document, usually following his subjects for months on end, creating series after series that tell stories through their raw yet refined aesthetic.

Remembrances of Things Past exposes the roots of the photographic image and brings together a group of artists whose imagery defined the post-war era.