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Brian Duffy - E-Type Jaguar on Newly, Opened M1 Motorway
Brian Duffy
E-Type Jaguar on Newly, Opened M1 Motorway
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 14/50 (20) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Girl with Chauffeur, Town Magazine
Brian Duffy
Girl with Chauffeur, Town Magazine
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965
19 x 13 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 8/35 (35) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Girl over Car Boot, Town Magazine
Brian Duffy
Girl over Car Boot, Town Magazine
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965
19 x 13 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 6/25 (18) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Cotton Board Fashion Shoot at St. Paul’s
Brian Duffy
Cotton Board Fashion Shoot at St. Paul’s - London
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1959
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 3/25 (25) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Girl with Mercedes, Florence
Brian Duffy
Girl with Mercedes, Florence
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 17/50 (26) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Newspaper Stand, Florence
Brian Duffy
Newspaper Stand, Florence
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 13/50 (25) on verso.

Brian Duffy - Jane Birkin Jumping - London
Brian Duffy
Jane Birkin Jumping - London
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965
18 x 18 inches

Signed and artist's blind stamp on recto. Authenticity stamp, including edition # 5/25 (18) on verso.

Jim Lee | Willy/Midget 2/1968
Jim Lee
Willy/Midget 2/1968
Archival Pigment photograph on Canvas
1968, printed later
70 x 70 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned # 2/7 on recto.

Jim Lee - Loli, Red Shoes
Jim Lee
Loli, Red Shoes
C-Type Color Photograph
2010, printed 2015
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 7/15 on recto.

Jim Lee - Boxing, NY Win
Jim Lee
Boxing, NY Win
C-Type Color Photograph
1977, Printed Later
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, numbered 3/15, and dated on recto.

Jim Lee - On the Beach
Jim Lee
On the Beach
C-Type Color Photograph
1968, Printed Later
25 x 25 inches

Signed, titled, numbered 2/20, and dated on recto.

Jim Lee - Ossie Clark, Aeroplane
Jim Lee
Ossie Clark, Aeroplane
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1969, printed 2017
42 x 84 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered on artist's label on verso.

Jim Lee - Flesh
Jim Lee
Flesh
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
2005, printed 2017
72 x 48 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered on artist's label on verso.

Jim Lee - Rocker
Jim Lee
Rocker
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968, printed later
60 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 7/30 on recto.

Albert Watson - Sandrine Ho in Valentino Dress, Paris
Albert Watson
Sandrine Ho in Valentino Dress, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1988, Printed 2012
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson | Kate Moss in Hat, Marrakech
Albert Watson
Kate Moss in Hat, Marrakech
Archival Pigment Photograph
1993, Printed Later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Lisa Kaufman, Paris
Albert Watson
Lisa Kaufman, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986, Printed Later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson | Charlotte (Hat), New Mexico
Albert Watson
Charlotte (Hat), New Mexico
Archival Pigment Photograph
1986
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on artist's signature label on verso.

Albert Watson - Cecilia Chancellor, London
Albert Watson
Cecilia Chancellor, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1984, Printed 2008
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on 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.

Albert Watson- Sebastian in Issey Miyake, New York City
Albert Watson
Sebastian in Issey Miyake, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2012
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered ( edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson - Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Albert Watson
Leslie Weiner, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed later
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso.

Albert Watson - Leslie, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Albert Watson
Leslie, Yohji Yamamoto, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, Printed 2008
56 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso.

Robert Farber - Gia on the Pew
Robert Farber
Gia on the Pew
Archival Pigment Photograph on Somerset Museum Rag
1978, Printed Later
20 x 30 Inches

Signed and numbered 8/8 on recto.

Robert Farber - Empire Diner
Robert Farber
Empire Diner
Archival Pigment Photograph on Fiber based Paper
1979, Printed Later
30 x 40 Inches

Signed and numbered 9/10 on recto and verso.

Robert Farber - Laundromat
Robert Farber
Laundromat
Archival Pigment Photograph on Fiber based Paper
1994, Printed Later
30 x 40 Inches

Signed and numbered 4/10 on recto and verso.

Robert Farber - Walking the Dog
Robert Farber
Walking the Dog
Archival Pigment Photograph on Fiber based Paper
1994, Printed Later
30 x 40 Inches

Signed and numbered 9/10 on recto.

Robert Farber - Bulldog
Robert Farber
Bulldog
Archival Pigment Photograph
1989, printed later
30 x 40 inches

Signed and numbered on recto and verso.

Frank Horvat - Givenchy Hat A, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Frank Horvat
Givenchy Hat A, For Jardin Des Modes, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1958, printed 2014
33 x 46 1/4 inches

Editioned AP II and signed on recto. Signed, titled, dated and AP (Artist Proof) on 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 - For L'Officiel, D (Evening Dress)
Frank Horvat
For L'Officiel, D (Evening Dress)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1987, Printed Later
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 30) on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on print verso.
Frank Horvat - Rome Fashion Harper's Bazaar with Fellini
Frank Horvat
Rome Fashion Harper's Bazaar with Fellini
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 47 1/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/7 on mount verso.

Frank Horvat - British Vogue, Model With Horses in Studio
Frank Horvat
British Vogue, Model With Horses in Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1959, Printed 2010
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

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

Horst P. Horst - Mainbocher Corset
Horst P. Horst
Mainbocher Corset
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, printed later
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on print verso. Artist blind stamp on recto.

Swimwear by Izod (Divers) - Platinum Photograph on Silk
George Hoyningen-Huene
Swimwear by Izod (Divers) - Platinum Photograph on Silk
Platinum Photograph on Silk (Pima Cotton)
1930, Printed Later
9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches

Blindstamp (in the margin); signed, titled, dated and annotated in pencil (on the verso)

Under the Bright Lights - Fashionable Moments

1/7/2017 - 2/16/2017

“Lights, camera, clothes, models…” this is the call to action for the world of fashion photography. In the world of fashion, fame, and stardom, photographers must learn to function as directors, choreographers, and creative artists. From the early development of the camera to the present time, photographers have been both challenged and seduced by the possibilities of the camera to surpass the world of objects, clothes, and models and create a world of imagination, style, and cultural sophistication. Fashion photography at its best is a perfect amalgamation of the content presented by the photographers and their desire to capture a specific mood, feeling, or spirit. As the viewer gazes at a memorable fashion based photograph they will be visually transported for an instant to an imaginary time and space and live in an imaginary and subliminal world. Photographers have found creative ways to mythologize, mystify, and ultimately sell the garments represented in their finished pictures. The pictures become more than photographs – they engage our individual and social psyche and create a desire, on the part of the viewer, to participate vicariously in the lifestyle that a great photograph suggests.

Within the many disciplines of culture, art works have been the product of assignments – Renaissance painters produced great paintings for Popes and Kings, great musicians produced concertos and librettos for noblemen and rulers, and great architects produced lasting monuments for public governments. In a similar way, talented fashion photographers have produced iconographic imagery for designers and publications alike. Top photographers in the industry have had working relationships with some of the most influential fashion designers such as Vionnet, Schaparelli, Chanel, and St. Laurent, just to name a few, and have generated photographs for top publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Maison & Jardin, Elle, etc. Together, all these components allowed for the creation of the genre of ‘fashion photography” beginning early in the 20th century.

Jim Lee’s work is identifiable through the theatrical components to his fashion imagery. Often called the “Guy Bourdin of the UK,” Lee was born in London in 1945 and began his career in the 60s. Although he worked closely with big names such as Vogue’s Anna Wintour and important fashion designers such as Ossie Clark, Yves St. Laurent, and Gianni Versace, Lee was never one to be stifled by the conventions of his time. Each of his images tell a story, and in each narrative, the model and the clothes are synthesized into unique and often surprising mise en scènes. Whether shooting in black and white or in color, Lee composes exciting, unexpected, and idiosyncratic images.

Albert Watson is one of the most exciting and dynamic photographers bridging interests in portraiture, fashion and popular culture. Mr. Watson was born in Edinburgh Scotland and moved to the U.S. in 1970. He immediately began a career in commercial photography in which he has produced over 200 Vogue covers, 40 Rolling Stone covers and has been published in Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, GQ and numerous other magazines. He produces video as well and has directed over 500 commercials. His versatility in different mediums is evident in his photography. Whether he is shooting portraits, fashion based pictures, or iconographic images of popular culture his pictures creatively use devices like repetition, fragmentation, and a variety of camera lenses to come up with fresh takes on his subjects. His pictures can range from the beautiful to the bizarre and haunting. Sometimes inherent qualities of the sitter are echoed in their visual treatment, and sometimes the pictures have an environmental feel in which the setting and subject are seamlessly united. He is an impresario with a camera equally at home whether he is producing images for the Gap or Chanel or producing photographs for museum shows.

Robert Farber has had a highly distinguished career shooting for clients such as Bloomingdales, Saks, Christian Dior, L’Oreal, etc. He has worked with top supermodels such as Gia Carangi, Linda Evangelista, Christie Brinkley and has been published in Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair as well as producing over 10 books on photography. His career as a published photographer began in the 1970s and he is still actively creating new bodies of work. He brings to his images a pointallistic and impressionist style that uses refined lighting as well as films inherent grainy and half-tone resolution. He has produced work that is based on fashion, as well as landscape. In addition he is well respected for a large body of photographs dedicated to exploring the feminine form. His subjects have all been romantically transformed through his poetic style. He has borrowed from sources as diverse as 19th century painting, classic literature, and popular culture. He is a prime example of an artist who is able to balance fashion, commercial, and fine art careers.

Brian Duffy revolutionized fashion photography with his unorthodox approach to shooting his models. Whether in the studio or on location, Duffy’s main focus was to capture what was happening in the moment, because as he describes, “after it, comes nothing interesting.” There is no separating artist and image when it comes to Duffy, and his compelling photographs bring his two-dimensional prints back to life in three dimensions. The artist began his career in photography at British Vogue and went on to shoot commercially for numerous publications including Glamour, Esquire, The Observer, The Sunday Times, and Telegraph Magazine. As part of the three great British photographers of the 60s that also included David Bailey and Terence Donovan, it is said Duffy brought reality to Vogue, and he went on to professionally photograph 25 years of British culture and fashion. These men were not only photographers but became celebrities. His images are playful, yet sophisticated representations of the 60s and 70s that still have exuberance and continue to dazzle. Brian Duffy chronicled the rise of British pop and fashion and his photographs helped define the “British Beat.”

Harry Benson has captured many different subjects and photographed more interesting stories throughout his illustrious career then almost any living photographer. From early to late, from musician to model, actor to designer, Benson’s portraits and photojournalism function as a piece of history. Harry Benson has had his camera in front of legends in art, history, politics, music, fashion, and theatre, with brilliant results. His photographs of the Beatles will remain some of the most notable images ever taken. The range of his work is almost encyclopedic. He has shot for Life, Time, Newsweek, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, G.Q., Esquire, W, The London Sunday Times Magazine, People, Vogue, and Architectural Digest. His photography has been showcased in over 40 solo exhibitions.

“Under the Bright Lights - Fashionable Moments” is an abbreviated survey of fashion photography from as early as the 1940s to the present. Other notable photographers in the show include Frank Horvat, Horst P. Horst, and Cathleen Naundorf. Each of the artists has a distinct style and brings a fresh take to the world of fashion photography. They possess aesthetic qualities singularly characteristic of their individual work that both clash with and complement each other, creating an exhibition that provides a fresh outlook on fashion photography contemporarily. As documents in history, each photograph is a snapshot of time capable of seducing the viewer and allowing them a rich visual experience.

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