Legends & Icons
Here’s a sneak peek at our latest online auction, A-List: Portraits of Legends and Icons!
We’re featuring prints and photographs of the world’s celebrated personalities by some fantastic artists such as Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle, Annie Lebovitz, Lawrence Schiller, Irving Penn, and Richard Avedon.
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An original Flip Schulke Archives limited edition print of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali standing in a perfect boxing pose at the bottom of the Sir John Hotel pool in Miami, FL, in 1961.
Capturing time is something that has fascinated photographers since the formal invention of the medium in 1826. Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering magnum opus, Animal Locomotion (1884–1887), set the benchmark for those photographers, scientists, and inventors, who finally realized that stopping time with a camera was within reach.
We’re very excited to present Stopping Time: Capturing the Photographic Second, an inspiring sale on artnet Auctions, featuring the work of innovators such as Harold Eugene Edgerton, Berenice Abbott, and Gjon Mili, as well as Contemporary artists such as Adam Fuss and Matthew Pillsbury.
Brooklyn-born artist Michael Dweck’s Mermaid 128, Aripeka, Florida is part of our Eternal Summer auction.
World Trade Center
Those of you looking for some post-work culture, look no farther. Robert Koch Gallery is exhibiting artist Shai Kremer’s Concrete Abstract & Notes From the Edges, a show of haunting large-scale color photographs.
With Concrete Abstract, Kremer offers a look at the reconstruction effort of the World Trade Center—images that render a ghostly passage of time. In Notes From the Edges, Kremer views the city from its edges, emphasizing the dichotomy of destruction and reconstruction.
Shai Kremer: Concrete Abstract & Notes From the Edges is on view at Robert Koch Gallery until June 15, 2013.
Artist Slim Aarons built his career on photographing the jet-set lifestyle of Hollywood stars, American and European socialites, and other celebrated figures. His approach was simple; using no make-up artists or artificial lights, he let the natural opulence of his subjects and their surroundings illuminate his lens!
Studio visits, exhibition reviews, and events… Photography fans, take a few hours (or even a few days…) and immerse yourself in the beautiful world that is Photograph Magazine. Don’t miss their insightful profile of Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator of photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the May/June issue!
Pictured: Garry Winogrand, Park Avenue, New York, (1959). Courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Happy birthday Sally Mann! The famed photographer celebrates her 62nd birthday today!
Born in Lexington, VA, Mann received great acclaim and critique for her Immediate Family series, in which she photographed her own children, often nude, in ethereal, unsettling works, picturing the everyday activities and games of a child, while alluding to darker and more serious themes of loss, sexuality, loneliness, and death.
After Dinner, Paris (1977), photographed by the one and only Helmut Newton.
Contrasting the sophisticated young boy with the raw meat in front of him, Laetitia Soulier explores what gets repressed in the process of civilization, a concept developed by the French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss.
From Diane Arbus to Sally Mann and Henri Cartier-Bresson, discover some of the best work that photography has to offer in our latest auction, L’Enfant Terrible.
An intimate and delightful moment of two lovers watching the sun set into the Pacific horizon was captured by Elliot Erwitt in 1955.
Touring The ICP
We would love for you to join our senior specialist in photography, Miles Barth, on a guided tour of We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933–1956 by Chim at the International Center of Photography.
The retrospective show traces the development of Chim’s career as an intellectually engaged photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s–50s photography and European politics. Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European political affairs, workers’ rights, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II.
The tour is free of charge and will take place this Friday, April 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd Street).
Please RSVP to Ashilee Schreiber at ASchreiber@artnet.com by April 17. Space is limited!
Happy birthday Imogen Cunningham! The artist was born on this day in 1883, in Portland, OR.
Cunningham was the quintessential American female photographer of the 20th century, and an artist whose expansive vision created many great icons of photographic history. In addition to her artistic achievements, Cunningham was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and an honorary doctorate degree by the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.
Hauntingly beautiful, this photograph shows one of the Hawaiian islands, not as the lush tropical oasis, but rather as a powerful rock jutting from the sea, and as a removed, isolated space.
Shot from a birds-eye perspective, this work is a masterpiece by Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama.