CURRENT EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY:
Photographs by W. Eugene Smith
September 27 - November 18
Alan Klotz/Photocollect 22 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-327-2211 Fax: 212-327-0143
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 11 - 6 Tuesday by appointment
|The Spinner, Spanish Village, 1951||Spanish Wake, Spanish Village, 1951|
The show of over thirty photographs by this master photojournalist includes many of his best known images including The Spanish Wake, The Spinner, Guardia Civil, Welsh Miners, Thelonius Monk, Albert Schweitzer, Madness Haiti, and Tomoko in Her Bath. The show features representative images from some of his best-known photo-essays from World War II to Minamata including Pittsburgh, The Nurse Midwife Series, Chaplin at work, Schweitzer's Man of Mercy Series, Minamata and others. Smith's camera equipment which were used to make some of his most famous pictures will also be displayed as well as the original issues of Life magazine in which some of his photo-essays were published.
|Dance of the Flaming Coke, 1955||Smoky City, A Labyrinthian Walk, 1955||Railroad Tracks, 1955|
W. Eugene Smith began photographing in high school in Wichita, Kansas where he was born in 1918. During his senior year he began photographing for the Wichita Eagle and the Wichita Beacon recording environmental devastation during the Dust Bowl era. In 1937, following the suicide death of his father, he quit college and moved to New York City and joined the staff of Newsweek. Fired by Newsweek for use of a "miniature" camera (35mm) He joined the Black Star picture agency in 1938, and does work for Life, Collier's, Harpers Bazaar. In 1939 he signs a retainer agreement with Life magazine but resigns two years later due to dissatisfaction with assignments.
World War II
|Soldier Finding Baby, Saipan||Sticks and Stones and Bits of Human Bones||Bandaged Soldier|
World War II found Smith photographing mostly in
the Pacific where he island hopped from Tarawa, to Wake, Saipan, Iwo Jima,
and Okinawa where he was severely injured by an exploding shell, spending
two years of painful convalescing. His legendary photograph "The
Walk To Paradise Garden" (1947) marked his return to photography.
His subsequent photo-essays for Life were to include The Country Doctor
(1948) Spanish Village (1951) Nurse Midwife (1951)
Chaplin At Work (1952) and A Man of Mercy (1954). Layout disagreements
with Life cause him to resign again from the Life staff before the Schweitzer
"Man of Mercy" story was published. His work is exhibited in Steichen's
Magnum Opus The Family of Man Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (1955).
In 1956 he produces his "Pittsburgh" series under a Guggenheim Grant, From
My Wimdow 1957-58, Haiti 1958-59, Hitachi 1961-62 , and Minamata 1971-75.
Smith died October 15, 1978.
|Jimmy Stevenson, The Loft from Inside In, 1958-68||Thelonious Monk, The Loft From Inside In, 1958-68||Thelonious Monk, The Loft From Inside In, 1958-1968|
Brumlik Collection of Photographs
by Josef Sudek Sold
We are happy to announce our sale of the Joseph Brumlik Collection of Photographs by Josef Sudek. The collection of some 500 photographs by the legendary Czech photographer Josef Sudek had been assembled over a 30 year period (1946 until Sudeks death in 1976) by the Czech expatriot cardiologist Joseph Brumlik. Brumlik and Sudek, friends from before World War II, corrseponded for some 30 years with Sudek writing his share of the letters on the backs of his own photographs. So on one side of the object you have Sudek's visual expression, while on the other you have the verbal. An extraordinary collection.
Neil Folberg's Celestial Nights Series
to be Published by Aperture
|Olive Tree||Scorpius Milkyway Rising||Starry Grove|
Our gallery Artist Neil Folberg's evocative, elegant, spiritual and fantasmagorical Celestial Nights Series will be published as a monograph this spring by Aperture Press in New York. The work displays the vast scattering of stars atop a firmament with its dark volumes and shadow detail miraculously intact! Photographed mostly in Israel, the photographs are stunning examples of the photographers craft being applied with wondrous effect.
Carla Shapiro's Grant Supported Artist Catalogue
Soon to be Available
Carla Shapiro, the newest addition to our roster of gallery artists, has just published a catalogue of her most recent work series Timeless Tasks. The catalogue, available from us, was published with the assistance of a grant from The New York State Foundation for the Arts. Ms. Shapiro, a frequent fellow at the McDowell Arts Foundation has been working on this series on domestic activities for the past 3 years. Her work appeared as part of our July - August "Debuts and Updates" contemporary show.
Paris Photo Exhibition
We will be exhibiting at the Fourth Annual Paris Photo November 15th - 19th at the Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue Rivoli, Paris 75001. For information call +33-1-42775894 or fax +33-1-42777427.
The show, one of the largest of its kind, will feature booths from over 90 dealers and galleries world-wide. Located in the spacious, elegant Carrousel du Louvre (just beneath the glass pyramid) exhibition area, it has enjoyed great success. More visitors came to last year's opening then came to all 4 days of The Photography Show last year here in New York. We will be featuring our contemporary photographers as well as a small selection of vintage work. Join us... need an excuse to go to Paris? Here it is!
Our Ex-Gallery Exhibition Schedule 2000 - 2001
|PARIS PHOTO||November 14 - 19
|Carrousel du Louvre
99 Rue Rivoli
|Photo L.A.||January 19 - 21
|Santa Monica Civic Center
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
|The Photography Show (AIPAD)||February 16 - 18
|The New York Hilton Hotel
New York, NY
for more information call:
|Photo San Francisco||July (exact dates TBA)
22nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE
OF 19TH & 20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS
22 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
PLEASE NOTE: THE GALLERY MAY BE MOVING! CHECK BACK HERE AT THE END OF NOVEMBER OR CALL US AT 212-327-2211 BEFORE YOU COME TO THE ADDRESS ABOVE
DECEMBER 1 - 23, 2000
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1, 5:30-8:30 pm
Special Gallery Hours for the Holiday Sale: Wed. -Sunday 12 - 6pm
Tel:(212) 327-2211Fax:(212) 327-0143 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more than two decades this show has been a magnet for all photography fans, from novices buying their first photograph to some of America's top museum curators looking for something really unusual. There are over 400 photographs for sale by such masters as Francis Frith, Edward Curtis, Lewis Hine, Karl Blossfeldt, Ansel Adams & Alfred Stieglitz, to the redoubtable anonymous vernacular photograph. Everything from the ridiculous to the sublime vies for the collector's attention, with special groups of images purchased exclusively for this sale. Reductions up to 70%. Yes, even on Madison Avenue! Timed for gift procurement or for self-donation. The show explores the pleasures of the inexpensive when prices for collectable photographs are soaring. They are often a wonderfully fresh vision which can still be found if you spend all year looking for them as we do. In fact some major museums have some of our "bargains" on display in their permanent collections. It's all serious fun!
|19th Century||20th Century||Contemporary|
|Edouard-Denis Baldus||Carlotta Corpron||J.P. Atterberry|
|Felice Beato||Edward S. Curtis||Alyson Denny|
|Roger Fenton||Walker Evans||Jed Fielding|
|Francis Frith||Robert Frank||Neil Folberg|
|W.H. Jackson||Lewis Hine||Karen Halverson|
|Robert MacPherson||Consuelo Kanaga||Connie Imboden|
|Nadar||Germaine Krull||Philip Perkis|
|August Salzmann||Man Ray|
|Felix Teynard||Alfred Stieglitz|
|Carleton Watkins||Josef Sudek|
And others. If you are interested in acquiring work by a photographer listed above, or not listed above, give us a call at (212) 327-2211.
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