Simple Pleasures: A Day at the Museums

“… what is important is not so much what people see in the gallery or the museum, but what people see after looking at these things, how they confront reality again. Really great art regenerates the perception of reality; the reality becomes richer, better or not, just different.” — Gabriel Orozco

Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Picasso Tenant Une De Les Sculptures
Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Picasso Tenant Une De Les Sculptures, 1939, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Cathleen Naundorf, The Evolution of Fashion I, Dior, 2010, C-Type Color Photograph
Cathleen Naundorf, The Evolution of Fashion I, Dior, 2010, C-Type Color Photograph

Gilbert Garcin, Au Musee (at the Museum)
Gilbert Garcin, Au Musee (at the Museum), 1999, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Fritz Henle, Holland Museum
Fritz Henle, Holland Museum, c. 1955, Early Silver Gelatin Photograph

Massimo Listri, Kunsthistorisches Museum I, Vienna
Massimo Listri, Kunsthistorisches Museum I, Vienna, 2014, Archival Lambda Color Photograph

Robert Doisneau, Un Filc Devant la Vitrine (Galerie) Romi
Robert Doisneau, Un Filc Devant la Vitrine (Galerie) Romi, 1948, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Harry Benson, Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
Harry Benson, Francis Bacon, Metropolitan Museum, NYC, 1975, Archival Pigment Photograph

Fritz Henle, Night in the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Fritz Henle, Night in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1975, Early Silver Gelatin Photograph

Karen Knorr, The Battle Gallery, Château Chantilly
Karen Knorr, The Battle Gallery, Château Chantilly, 2020, Archival Pigment Photograph

Slim Aarons, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago
Slim Aarons, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, 1963, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

Robert Doisneau, Musee des Monuments Francais
Robert Doisneau, Musee des Monuments Francais, 1966, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Massimo Listri, Natural History Museum, Londra
Massimo Listri, Natural History Museum, Londra, 2005, Archival Lambda Color Photograph

William Witt, The Art Critics
William Witt, The Art Critics, Lower East Side, N.Y. City, 1949, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

F.B. Grunzweig, Metropolitan Museum of Art N.Y.C
F.B. Grunzweig, Metropolitan Museum of Art N.Y.C, 1975, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Visitors attending traveling exhibition
Alfred Eisenstaedt, Visitors attending traveling exhibition of the work of LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt in Chicago, IL, 1967, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photography

Cathleen Naundorf, L'arche de Noe XLIII, Elie Saab
Cathleen Naundorf, L’arche de Noe XLIII, Elie Saab, 2015, C-Type Color Photograph


Simple Pleasures is an ongoing series curated by Holden Luntz Gallery, presenting a selection of our favorite pictures organized thematically.

We hope you find these photographs as a gentle reminder that there are always simple pleasures to be found.