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Jacques Henri Lartigue - Picasso
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Picasso (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, printed circa 1972
9 x 6 5/8 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Brassai - Picasso Tenant Une De Les Sculptures
Brassaï
Picasso Tenant Une De Les Sculptures
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1939, Printed Late 1970s
9 3/8 x 12 1/2 Inches

Brassaï's signature and edition notation 16/30 (faded), in ink, on recto, and with his signature, title, date, and notations, in ink, and the 81, Rue du Faub.-St-Jacques and copyright hand stamps, on verso.

Patrick Demarchelier - Madonna
Patrick Demarchelier
Madonna
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/20 on verso. Photographer's credit and copyright stamp on verso.

Robin Platzer - Studio 54, New Year’s Eve
Robin Platzer
Studio 54, New Year’s Eve
Archival Pigment Photograph
1977, printed 2015
22 x 33 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 3/12 on label affixed on verso.

Robin Platzer - Angelica Huston and Jack Nicholson at the Terms of Engagement
Robin Platzer
Angelica Huston and Jack Nicholson at the Terms of Engagement Premiere, New York City
Archival Pigment Photograph
1983, printed 2015
21 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/12 on label affixed on verso.

Robin Platzer - Woody Allen and Diane Keaton at the Martha Graham Opening
Robin Platzer
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton at the Martha Graham Opening
Archival Pigment Photograph
1975, printed 2015
22 x 33 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 1/12 on label affixed on verso.

Arthur Elgort - Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris, Italian Vogue
Arthur Elgort
Kate Moss at Café Lipp in Paris, Italian Vogue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1993, Printed later
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 12) on artist's label on verso.

Albert Watson - Mick Jagger in Car with Leopard, Los Angeles
Albert Watson
Mick Jagger in Car with Leopard, Los Angeles
Archival Pigment Photograph
1992, Printed Later
42 x 56 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned out of 10 on verso.

Patrick Demarchelier - Madonna - 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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