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Alfred Eisenstaedt - Winston Churchill, Liverpool
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Winston Churchill, Liverpool
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951, printed 1995
17 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches

Signed and editioned '123/250' in ink margin recto; titled, and dated, with the Time Inc. copyright notated in pencil on verso.

Alfred Eisenstaedt - Ernest Hemingway
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Ernest Hemingway
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Photographer's stamps on the verso along with a caption written by Eisenstaedt
Alfred Eisenstaedt - Sophia Loren in Madame
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Sophia Loren in Madame
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1961, Printed mid 1980's
20 x 16 inches
Signed and numbered # 92/250 on bottom recto (Only 125 from the edition were printed)
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 - Robert F. Kennedy, St. Patrick
Harry Benson
Robert F. Kennedy, St. Patrick
Archival Pigment Photograph
1968, 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 - Ali Float Like a Butterfly, Miami
Harry Benson
Ali Float Like a Butterfly, Miami
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Harry Benson
Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2011
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Tina and Janis
Harry Benson
Tina and Janis
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968
20 x 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 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

Harry Benson - President John F. Kennedy Portrait, Paris
Harry Benson
President John F. Kennedy Portrait, Paris
Archival Pigment Photograph
1961, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Andy Warhol with Camera at The Factory
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol with Camera at The Factory, NYC
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, Printed 2009
17 x 22 inches

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

Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Diptych
Harry Benson
Francis Bacon, Diptych
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, Printed 2010
24 x 30 inches

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

Harry Benson - Jackie Kennedy with Ski Mask, Laurentian Mts., Canada
Harry Benson
Jackie Kennedy with Ski Mask, Laurentian Mts., Canada
Archival Pigment Photograph
1968, Printed Later
30 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 14/35 on recto.

Harry Benson - Singer Ray Charles with Granddaughters
Harry Benson
Singer Ray Charles with Granddaughters in his Home Studio, LA
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990
7 x 7 inches

Signed, titled, dated and Time Inc. picture collection stamp on verso

Greta Garbo
George Hoyningen-Huene
Greta Garbo
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1955, Printed Later
14 x 11 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst on verso.
Marlene Dietrich
George Hoyningen-Huene
Marlene Dietrich
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
11 x 14 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst on verso.
Salvador Dali
George Hoyningen-Huene
Salvador Dali
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
14 x 11 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. From the collection of Horst, signed by Horst on verso.
Josephine Baker, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Josephine Baker, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1929, Printed Later
24x 20 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Serge Lifar, Ballet La Chatte, Paris
George Hoyningen-Huene
Serge Lifar, Ballet La Chatte, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1927, Printed Later
20 x 24 inches
Copyright blind stamp, (Hoyningen-Huene, © Horst) on recto. Signed by R.J. Horst executor of Hoyningen-Huene Estate on verso. Titled and # 1/27 on verso.
Dana Gluckstein - Mandela and Ali The Kiss
Dana Gluckstein
Mandela and Ali The Kiss
Archival Pigment Photograph with deckled edge paper
2000, printed later
Paper: 16 x 16 inches, image: 14 x 14 inches

Signed, titled, and numbered (edition of 50) in pencil on verso.

Dana Gluckstein - Mandela and Ali Shadow Boxing
Dana Gluckstein
Mandela and Ali Shadow Boxing
Archival Pigment Photograph on deckled edge paper
2000, printed later
Paper: 16 x 16 inches, image: 14 x 14 inches

Signed, titled, and numbered (edition of 50) in pencil on verso.

Clive Arrowsmith - David Bowie From the Shadows, London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith
David Bowie From the Shadows, London Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed Later
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 7) on recto. Signed, titled and numbered on verso.
Clive Arrowsmith - Bowie Twisting (back), London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith
Bowie Twisting (back), London Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed Later
Paper 30 x 30 inches, Image 24 x 24 inches
Signed on recto, artist label on verso. Edition 1/25
Clive Arrowsmith - Bowie Twisting (sideways), London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith
Bowie Twisting (sideways), London Studio
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed Later
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 7) on recto. Signed, titled and numbered on verso.
Clive Arrowsmith - HH Dalai Lama (Eyes Closed), NY
Clive Arrowsmith
HH Dalai Lama (Eyes Closed), NY
Archival Pigment Photograph
2001, Printed Later
37 x 28 1/2 inches, Image Size 30 x 22 1/2 inches
Signed and numbered (edition of 7) on recto. Signed, titled and numbered on verso.
Clive Arrowsmith - Sammy Davis, London
Clive Arrowsmith
Sammy Davis, London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1973, Printed Later
37 x 36 inches, Image Size 30 x 30 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 7) on recto. Signed, titled and numbered on verso.

Clive Arrowsmith - Paul McCartney, Plexiglass Guitar, Studio London
Clive Arrowsmith
Paul McCartney, Plexiglass Guitar, Studio London
Archival Pigment Photograph
1982, Printed Later
50 x 57 inches, Image Size 47 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 7) on recto. Signed, titled and numbered on verso.

Norman Seeff - Steve Jobs, Cupertino, Striped Sweater Classic
Norman Seeff
Striped Sweater Classic, Steve Jobs, Cupertino, CA
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1984, printed 2014
Paper: 38 x 50 inches, Image: 28 x 42 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Frank Zappa, Los Angeles, Frank Classic
Norman Seeff
Frank Classic, Frank Zappa, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1976, printed 2014
Paper: 38 x 50 inches, Image: 28 x 42 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Ray Charles Classic
Norman Seeff
Ray Classic, Ray Charles, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1985, printed 2014
Paper: 38 x 50 inches, Image: 28 x 42 inches

Signed and numbered 24/50 on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, NY Robert & Patti II
Norman Seeff
Robert & Patti II, Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, NY
Archival Pigment Photograph on Entrada Rag Paper
1969, printed 2014
28 x 42 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto by artist.

Norman Seeff - Bel Air Sequence, Tina Turner, LA
Norman Seeff
Bel Air Sequence, Tina Turner, Los Angeles, CA
Archival Pigment Photograph
1983, printed 2015
Image: 27 x 66 inches, paper: 30 x 73 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 50) on recto.

Robert Doisneau - Picasso et Françoise Gilot
Robert Doisneau
Picasso et Françoise Gilot
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed later
Paper: 12 x 15 7/8 Inches, Image: 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 Inches

Signed in ink on lower right on recto. Titled, dated and initialed in ink on verso.

Robert Doisneau - Giacometti Dans Son Atelier
Robert Doisneau
Giacometti Dans Son Atelier
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957, Printed Later
Image: 9 1/4 x 12 inches, paper: 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed in ink on lower right recto. Titled and dated on verso

Harry Benson - Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School
Harry Benson - Robert F. Kennedy, St. Patrick - TB
Harry Benson - Jacqueline Kennedy, London - TB
Harry Benson - Beatles Arrival in New York - 1964
Harry Benson - Tina and Janis - TB
Harry Benson - Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait - TB
Harry Benson - President John F. Kennedy Portrait, Paris - TB
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol with Camera at The Factory - TB
Harry Benson - Francis Bacon, Diptych - TB
Harry Benson - Singer Ray Charles with Granddaughters - TB
Clive Arrowsmith - David Bowie From the Shadows-thumb
Clive Arrowsmith - Bowie Twisting (back), London Studio
Clive Arrowsmith - Bowie Twisting (sideways)-thumb
Clive Arrowsmith - HH Dalai Lama (Eyes Closed)-thumb
Clive Arrowsmith - Sammy Davis-thumb
Clive Arrowsmith - Paul McCartney, Plexiglass Guitar-thumb
Robert Doisneau - Picasso et Françoise Gilot - TB
Robert Doisneau - Giacometti Dans Son Atelier - TB

The Voice of Persuasion – The Power of Inspiration

10/15/2016 - 11/5/2016

“The Voice of Persuasion – The Power of Inspiration” celebrates and explores those legendary personas over the past century who have had a decisive role in forming the contemporary world as we know it. Examining the role of inspiring leaders from a variety of spheres including politics, arts, and contemporary culture comes at a suitable moment given the current political atmosphere. Today’s most influential and powerful individuals are commonly represented through video and live-feed, but for many of those from the past who continue to illicit strong feelings for what they have accomplished, single images have often come to define and to symbolize them. Long after their ideas originally came about or their deeds have been done, a legend remains that is often personified by photographs and a photographer’s viewpoint. The eyes become the gatekeepers to other dimensions and the iconic images become a lasting testament to what they embodied, preserving their illustrious personas alongside their purely physical traits. Given this, photographic portraits take on an almost meditative role in examining and celebrating the greatest lives of the past century and lend context to our world today.

Capturing these influential personas through the click of a camera’s shutter has been a complex pursuit only deftly performed by a few photographers. They have also been lucky enough to have the opportunity to be around them at the right time or to have access to them in the first place. Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo of Winston Churchill waving a “V for victory,” an image that asserts the never-give-up quality that immortalized this leader. Harry Benson’s image of Mohammed Ali practicing his boxing, while we read his famous motto ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ on the robe sums up the grace and agility of Ali’s legendary stature. Norman Seeff’s portrait of Steve Jobs seated pensively in front of his 1984 SE-30 personal computer that revolutionized personal computers showed an irreverent independent thinker who forever changed the world. All of these pictures, plus others from the show, exemplify the vital role photographers have had in preserving and visualizing history. Reading these portraits more generally, they could further personify the admirable traits of perseverance, determination, and innovation all of which should be celebrated. The included photographers also skillfully create intimate moments that demonstrate their ability to capture palpably stirring portrayals that epitomize the individuality of their subjects.

A well-made photograph goes beyond presenting the mere physical attributes of the sitter. It always gives us further insight into the personality of the subject. Each portrait is united by a reflection on the individuals who have improved or enriched humanity through their creativity, ideas, or their will to fight for a better tomorrow. “The Voice of Persuasion – The Power of Inspiration” aims to remind viewers to celebrate the special lives and reflect on how they have enriched and informed our own.

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