Better With Age

35th Anniversary Exhibition

June 4, 2014 - October 30, 2014

Moon and Wall Encrustations, Pultneyville, New York, Minor White, 1964

Minor White (American, 1908-1976)
Moon and Wall Encrustations, Pultneyville, New York, 1964
gelatin silver print
8 3/4 x11 1/4 in. (22.2 x 28.6 cm)

Vladimir I, Hollywood, Herb Ritts, 1990

Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002)
Vladimir I, Hollywood, 1990
platinum print
24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm), ed: 16/25    

       v: signed, titled, dated, editioned

       provenance: the artist

Lisa Lyon, Robert Mapplethorpe, 1980-1981

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989)
Lisa Lyon, 1980-1981    
gelatin silver print
14 x 14 in. (35.56 x 35.56 cm), ed: 3/15

            v: signed

            provenance: the artist

Alfred Herrick, January 31, George Platt Lynes, 1936

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955)
Alfred Herrick, January 31, 1936    
gelatin silver print
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.13 x 19.05 cm)  

Mode pour Vogue, Guy Bourdin, 1987

Guy Bourdin (French, 1928-1991)
Mode pour Vogue, 1987    
cibachrome
11 x 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm)  

Water Effect, Cover Study, New York, Erwin Blumenfeld, early 1950s

Erwin Blumenfeld (American, 1897-1969)
Water Effect, Cover Study, New York early 1950s    
dye transfer print
12 11/16 x 9 15/16 in. (32.23 x 25.24 cm), ed: 34/50

v: stamped

Study for Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT, Margaret Bourke-White, c. 1934

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971)
Study for Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT, c. 1934    
gelatin silver print
9 1/8 x 13 3/8 in. (23.18 x 33.97 cm)

v: credit stamp "A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph" 

Los Angeles, California, Gary Winogrand, 1969/1974

Garry Winogrand (American, 1928-1984)
Los Angeles, California, 1969/1974

gelatin silver print
8 1/2 x 13 in. (21.59 x 33.02 cm), ed: 55/75

r: signed and editioned in pencil

Sir Alec Guiness, Campden Hill, Bill Brandt, 1952

Bill Brandt (British, b. Germany, 1904-1983)
Sir Alec Guiness, Campden Hill, 1952    
gelatin silver print
9 ¼  x 8 in. (23.5 x 20.3 cm)

v: titled, dated and stamped "Bill Brandt"

Mikail Baryshnikov, New York Studio, Francesco Scavullo, 1981

Francesco Scavullo (American, 1921-2004)
Mikail Baryshnikov, New York Studio, 1981    
silver print
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm) 
 

 

            provenance: Francesco Scavullo

 

This photo was taken in New York after Baryshnikov defected to North America.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with Eleanor in Warm Springs, Tennessee, Margaret Bourke-White, 1938

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971)
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with Eleanor in Warm Springs, Tennessee, 1938    
gelatin silver print
10 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. (26.04 x 33.97 cm):

v: photographer's credit stamp and number stamp; titled and annotated in an unidentified hand in pencil

Dylan Thomas, London, Bill Brandt, 1941

Bill Brandt (British, b. Germany 1904-1983)
Dylan Thomas, London, 1941
gelatin silver print
8 1/2 x 7 in. (21.59 x 17.78 cm)

v: titled, dated and stamped "Bill Brandt" 

Sweep, London, Irving Penn, 1950

Irving Penn (American, b.1917)
Sweep, London, 1950    
platinum palladium print
19 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (48.9 x 37.47 cm)
 

 

            provenance: Irving Penn

Chicago (pedestrians), Harry Callahan, 1961

Harry Callahan (American, 1912-1999)
Chicago (pedestrians), 1961    
gelatin silver print
9 5/8 x 6 3/8 in. (24.45 x 16.19 cm)

r: signed "Harry Callahan", in pencil, on mount

 

 

            provenance: Harry Callahan

Study of African Art 320, Walker Evans, c.1935

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)
Study of African Art 320, c.1935    
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)

v: stamped "Walker Evans" and annotated "XX" and "320" twice

untitled, André Kertész, 1934

André Kertész (American, b. Hungary, 1894-1985)
untitled, 1934    
silver print
11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (28.58 x 20.96 cm)
P.O.R.
 

provenance: André Kertész

Jane Corkin pre opening of Front Street Gallery, André Kertész, 1979

André Kertész (American, b. Hungary, 1894-1985)
Jane Corkin pre opening of Front Street Gallery, 1979    
gelatin silver print
4 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (11.75 x 16.83 cm)

v: Signed, titled, dated, annotated "pre-opening of the gallery february 1979", in ink

 

provenance: André Kertész

Jane Corkin pre opening of Front Street Gallery, André Kertész, 1979

André Kertész (American, b. Hungary, 1894-1985)
Jane Corkin pre opening of Front Street Gallery, 1979    
gelatin silver print made 1979
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.43 x 16.51 cm)

 

provenance: André Kertész

Female Nude with Black Sand, Hawaii, Herb Ritts, 1989

Herb Ritts (American, 1952-2002)
Female Nude with Black Sand, Hawaii, 1989    
silver gelatin print
16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm), ed: 14/25 

 

provenance: Herb Ritts

Nude Torso, Edmund Kesting, 1932

Edmund Kesting (German, 1892-1970)
Nude Torso, 1932
gelatin silver print, solarized
16 x 11 1/2 in. (40.64 x 29.21 cm)

Courreges Bathing Suit, Horst P. Horst, 1978

Horst P. Horst (American, b. Germany, 1906-1999)
Courreges Bathing Suit, 1978
platinum print  

18 x 13 3/4 in. (45.72 x 34.92 cm), ed: 3/10
 

 

            provenance: Horst P. Horst

Nude Abstraction, Bill Brandt, 1952

Bill Brandt (British, b. Germany 1904-1983)
Nude Abstraction, 1952    
gelatin silver print
9 x 7 3/4 in. (22.86 x 19.69 cm)  

Dali Costumes, Paris, Horst P. Horst, 1939

Horst P. Horst (American, b. Germany, 1906-1999)
Dali Costumes, Paris, 1939    
platinum print, one of the original edition of 10
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.64 cm) 
 

 

            provenance: Horst P. Horst

Nude 112, Irving Penn, 1949-1950

Irving Penn (American, b.1917)
Nude 112, 1949-1950    
gelatin silver print
15 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (39.37 x 37.47 cm), ed: 18

       v: signed in ink and 'Penn/Condé Nast' copyright credit reproduction limitation and edition stamps

 

 

            provenance: Irving Penn

Jitterbugging in a Juke Joint on a Saturday Night,  Clarksdale,  Mississippi, Marion Post Wolcott, 1939

Marion Post Wolcott (American, 1910-1990)

Jitterbugging in a Juke Joint on a Saturday Night,  Clarksdale,

     Mississippi, 1939

gelatin silver print

15 ¼ x 8 3/8 (38.7 x 46.7 cm)

     r: inscribed "Farm Security Administration, Photograph by

         Marion Post Wolcott" in white ink

     v: annotated “"FSA neg no. #52594-0" and "Original vintage

         print/Marion Post Wolcott"

Montparnasse, André Kertész, 1928

André Kertész (American, b. Hungary, 1894-1985)
Montparnasse, 1928

silver print

13 ¼ x 10 3/16 (33.7 x 25.9 cm)

    provenance: André Kertész

On the Beach, Germaine Krull, 1935

Germaine Krull (German, 1897-1985)
On the Beach, c. 1935
gelatin silver print
9 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (23.8 x 14.3 cm)

     v: annotated “Sur la plage de Cannes, cette belle jeune fille,

         semble personnifier l'été et toutes ses joies” in ink, with artist

         stamp “PHOTO REPORTAGES CANNES Mention Obligatoire”

         and “GERMAINE KRULL MENTION OBLIGATOIRE” in ink

     provenance: Germaine Krull personal collection

Untitled (New Orleans, #3699), Lewis Hine, 1913

Lewis Hine (American, 1874-1940)
Untitled (New Orleans, #3699), 1913
gelatin silver print
4 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (11.3 x 16.4 cm)

    v. annotated and dated “3699, New Orleans, La., Nov. 1913”; label

        “Group of workers in Lane Cotton Mill, New Orleans, showing

the youngest workers and typical of conditions in New Orleans. Violations of the law are rare.”

West Virginia #187, Lewis Hine, 1908

Lewis Hine (American, 1874-1940)
West Virginia #187, 1908
gelatin silver print
5 ¾ x 6 ½ in. (14.6 x 16.5 cm)

    v. annotated and dated “187 W. Va. Oct. 1908”; printed label “Man

with Foot Mold and Boys. A West Virginia Glass Works.”

Masked Woman in a Wheelchair, Diane Arbus, 1970

Diane Arbus (American, 1923-1971)
Masked Woman in a Wheelchair, 1970
gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk
19 ¾ x 16 in. (50.2 x 40.6 cm)

    v. signed, titled, stamped “A Diane Arbus photograph”, numbered

        “47/75 by Doon Arbus, Executor’ in ink.

Wellenbrecher, Stefan Jasienski, 1949

Stefan Jasienski (Polish, b. 1899, d. Switzerland, 1990)
Wellenbrecher, 1949
gelatin silver print
11 ¾ x 15 ½  in. (29.9 x 39.4 cm)

    v. signed, titled, dated, numbered “49/8” in pencil

   provenance: the artist

Devil’s Cañon, Geysers, Looking Down, Carlton E. Watkins, c. 1869

Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829-1916)
Devil’s Cañon, Geysers, Looking Down, c. 1869
mammoth albumen print
15 7/8 x 20 5/8 in. (40.3 x 52.4 cm)

     r: titled on mount in a calligraphic hand

     lit.: Palmquist, Carleton E. Watkins Photographs 1861-1874

              (Fraenkel Gallery with Bedford Arts Publishers, 1989), pl. 68.

           Palmquist, Peter E., Carleton E. Watkins: Photographer of the

               American West (University of New Mexico Press, 1983), pl. 39.

Domestic Symphony, Margaret Watkins, 1919

Margaret Watkins (Canadian, b. 1884, d. New York, 1969)
Domestic Symphony, 1919
platinum/palladium print
8 7/16 x 6 ½ in. (21.4 x 16.5 cm)
     v: signed and titled

     lit: Madill & Bruce, Approaching a New Photographic Aesthetic (Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2000)

untitled (bicycle spokes), Edward Quigley, 1935

Edward Quigley
untitled (bicycle spokes), 1935    
gelatin silver print
10 x 13 1/4 in. (25.4 x 33.66 cm)  

Exposition Picasso, Rogi André, 1931

Rogi André (French, b. Hungary, 1905-1970)
Exposition Picasso, 1931
gelatin silver print
6 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. (16.8 x 23.8 cm)
     v: signed, titled, dated and stamped by the photographer

 

 

Rogi André was the first wife of André Kertész.

Atelier de Picasso, Rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, "Le Désir attrapé par la  queue", Brassai, 1944

Brassai (French, b. Hungary 1899-1984)
Atelier de Picasso, Rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, "Le Désir attrapé

     par la  queue", 1944
gelatin silver print, printed in 1970s
9 ¼ x 12 3/8 in. (23.5 x 31.4 cm)

     r: signed in ink in margin

     v: signed, titled and dated in pencil; copyright stamp

French Wedding, France, Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1954

Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)
French Wedding, France, 1954
gelatin silver print
11 ¾ x 7 7/8 in. (29.8 x 20 cm)

     v: stamped “REPRODUCE ONLY ON CONDITIONS: (1) CREDIT

        MUST BE GIVEN TO HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (2)

PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE ALTERED BY TRIMMING”; stamped “HARPER’S BAZAR, Feature: French Wedding 3-X, Issue: July, Number: 7-25, Date: 5/10/54” (details hand-written on stamp)

     lit: Harper’s Bazaar, June 1954, p. 87

Boughton's Children Playing Checkers, Alice Boughton, c. 1910

Alice Boughton (American, 1865-1943)
Boughton's Children Playing Checkers, c. 1910
platinum print
7 3/8 x 9 ¼ in. (18.7 x 23.5 cm)

     exhib: Children in Photography – 150 Years, travelling exhibition, 1990-92

At the Gallery (Jayce Salloum), André Kertész, 1981

André Kertész (American, b. Hungary, 1894-1985)
At the Gallery (Jayce Salloum), 1981
gelatin silver print
6 7/8 x 9 11/16 in. (17.5 x 24.6 cm)

            provenance: André Kertész

Pommier, Eugène Atget, 1922

Eugène Atget (French, 1857-1927)
Pommier, 1922
albumen silver print
16 ¼ x 14 ½ in. (41.3 x 36.9 cm) framed

            provenance: Museum of Modern Art 

La Bievre a la sortie de Paris, Eugène Atget, 1913

Eugène Atget (French, 1857-1927)
La Bievre a la sortie de Paris, 1913
albumen silver print
14½ x 16 in. (26.9 x 40.6 cm)

            provenance: Museum of Modern Art 

Eugène Atget (French, 1857-1927)
Jardin de Luxembourg, c. 1924
albumen silver print
14 ½ x 16 in. (36.8 x 40.6 cm)

     provenance: Museum of Modern Art 1968-2002 

Khan-el-Ahmar: Scene of the Good Samaritan Episode, Félix Bonfils, 1870s

Félix Bonfils (French, 1831-1885)
Khan-el-Ahmar: Scene of the Good Samaritan Episode, 1870s
albumen print
8 ¾ x 11 in. (22.2 x 27.9 cm)

     r: numbered “1044” and titled in the negative

Plate 163 from Animal Locomotion, Eadweard Muybridge, 1887

Eadweard Muybridge (English, 1830-1904)
Plate 163 from Animal Locomotion, 1887
collotype
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)

     v: titled

     provenance: deaccessioned from Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC

Plate 199 from Animal Locomotion, Eadweard Muybridge, 1887

Eadweard Muybridge (English, 1830-1904)
Plate 199 from Animal Locomotion, 1887
collotype
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)

     provenance: deaccessioned from Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC

New York City #2847, Lewis Hine, 1912

Lewis Hine (American, 1874-1940)
New York City #2847, 1912
gelatin silver print
4 ¾ x 6 ½ in. (12.1 x 16.5 cm)

    v. annotated “A tiny eight-year-old carrying home a load of flowers,

        Thompson Street, N.Y.” in pencil

New York City #2845, Lewis Hine, 1912

Lewis Hine (American, 1874-1940)
New York City #2845, 1912
gelatin silver print
4 ¾ x 6 ½ in. (12.1 x 16.5 cm)

    v. signed, annotated “Women carrying flowers to work upon

        Thompson Street” in pencil

Tin Relic, Walker Evans, 1930

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)
Tin Relic, 1930,
gelatin silver print

     flush mounted, mounted again to board
6 x 7 5/8 in. (15.2 x 19.37 cm)

 

 

     r: signed and dated in pencil on mount

     v: titled and annotated “American Photographs. opp. p.184” in an unidentified hand in pencil

     lit: Hambourg et al., Walker Evans (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000), pl. 24.

Aluminum Company of America (M1-M4), Margaret Bourke-White, 1934

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971)
Aluminum Company of America (M1-M4), 1934
gelatin silver print
9 5/16 x 9 3/8 in. (23.6 x 23.8 cm) each

 


     r: each segment signed “Bourke-White” in artist’s hand on the image
     v: each segment credit stamped “A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph”

         each segment annotated “M1 [or M2, M3, etc.] al Co 1/4 circle” in an

         unidentified hand

Machine Dance, Moscow Ballet School, Margaret Bourke-White, 1931

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971)
Machine Dance, Moscow Ballet School, 1931
gelatin silver print for exhibition, on original mount
13 7/8 x 19 ½ in. (23.8 x 14.3 cm)

 

 

     r: signed, titled "Machine Dance. Moscow Ballet Bourke

         White", in pencil

     v: stamped label affixed to mount: "A MARGARET BOURKE-

         WHITE PHOTOGRAPH", in ink, with typed label annotated

         "MACHINE DANCE, Pupils of the Moscow Ballet school"

 

     provenance: purchased in 1984 from an assistant to Margaret Bourke-White 

 

     exhib: Victoria and Albert Museum, “Modernism: Designing a New      World, 1914-1939,” April 6-July 23, 2006

            Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, March 17-July 29, 2007       

     lit: Wilk, ed., Modernism:  Designing a New World 1914-1939

                (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2006)

Mt. Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944, Ansel Adams, 1978

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)
Mt. Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944, printed 1978
gelatin silver print
15 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (39.05 x 46.04 cm)

 

 

     r: signed by the photographer on mount; his Carmel studio stamp

     v: titled and dated in an unidentified hand

 

     provenance: the artist

 

     lit: Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, p. 261

          Adams, Ansel Adams at 100 (Bullfinch, 2003), p. 97

          Adams, Yosemite and the Range of Light (Little Brown, 1979),  

               pl. 46

          Alinder, Szarkowski & Adams, Ansel Adams: Classic Image Essays    

               (Bullfinch, 1986), pl. 40 

The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Richard Avedon, 1963

Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004)
The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1963,

     printed 1964, ed. 5/25
gelatin silver print
15 3/4 x 19 5/8 in. (40.01 x 49.85 cm)

 

 

     r: signed, dated, and numbered “5/25” by the photographer in    

        pencil; stamped with title and reproduction rights stamps

 

    provenance: the artist

 

     lit: Avedon, Richard Avedon: an Autobiography (Random House 1993)

Deep Sea Diver, New York, Irving Penn, 1951

Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009)
Deep Sea Diver, New York, 1951, ed. 7/38
platinum/palladium print
19 x 14 3/8 in. (48.26 x 36.51 cm)

 

 

     v:  signed, titled, dated and editioned in pencil; annotated

         “Platinum Palladium print made November 1976”; stamped “Photograph by Irving Penn © 1951 by the Conde Nast Publications Inc. Not to be reproduced without permission of the copyright owner” and “In addition to 38 prints of this image in platinum metals, unnumbered, but signed, silver prints not exceeding a total of 8 may exist.”

 

     provenance: the artist

Untitled (Russian Film Directors), Konstantin Kazansky, 1925

Konstantin Kazansky (Russian)
Untitled (Russian Film Directors), 1925
collage (mixed media): silver prints and photomechanical cutouts
13 x 9 ½ in. (33 x 24.1 cm) 

The Olympic Games, Vinicio Paladini, 1920s

Vinicio Paladini (Italian, 1902-1971)
The Olympic Games, 1920s
photocollage
11 ½ x 7 ½ in. (29.2 x 19.1 cm)

     r: paper label with printed credit

     lit:  See, A World History of Photography, p. 398

     exhib: Rome, Retrospective Paladini, 1938

Untitled, Georges Hugnet, 1923

Georges Hugnet (French, 1906-1974)

Untitled, 1923

mixed media collage

11 x 8 ¾ in. (27.9 x 22.2 cm)

     r: signed “GH” in ink

Ritratta del poeta G. A. Fanelli, (Guglielmo Sansoni) Tato, 1930

(Guglielmo Sansoni) Tato (1896-1974)
Ritratta del poeta G. A. Fanelli, 1930
gelatin silver print
8 ¾ x 6 ¼ in. (22.2 x 15.9 cm)

     v: signed, titled, annotated by the photographer in pencil and with

         his credit stamp

     exhib: Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris,

                Photographie Futuriste Italienne 1911-1939,

                Oct 1981-Jan 1982

     lit: Giovanni Lista, Photographie Futuriste Italienne, 1911-1939,

                pl. 130 (likely this print)

                Lista, Futurismo e Fotografia, pl 144, p. 151 (likely this print)

     provenance: Giovanni Lista

Russian Propaganda Collage: This Lance-Corporal Leads Germany to Catastrophe (Bismarck and Hitler), Alexander Zhitomirsky, 1942

Alexander Zhitomirsky (Russian, 1907-1993)
Russian Propaganda Collage: This Lance-Corporal Leads Germany

     to Catastrophe (Bismarck and Hitler), 1942
collage
18 1/2 x 13 ¼ in. (47 x 33.7 cm)

     r: signed and dated, label with title of work in Russian

    v. signed “A. житомирский, 1942” in ink; annotated “зараз 1299”

         in a different hand, in ink; crop marks, red and white tape

La Pensée (Camille Claudel), Eugene Druet

Eugene Druet (French, 1868-1916)
La Pensée (Camille Claudel)
silver print
15 ½ x 11 ½ in. (39.4 x 29.2 cm)

     r: photographer’s blind stamp, signature “Aug. Rodin”

     v: annotated “La Pensée, der Gedanke, Kopf Camille

         Claudel, 1886-1895”

Tristesse (portrait of la Contesse de Castiglioni), Pierre-Louis Pierson, c. 1893

Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822-1913)
Tristesse (portrait of la Contesse de Castiglioni), c. 1893
gelatin silver print

printed by Braun & Cie, c. 1930
9 ½ x 8 ¼ in. (24.1 x 21 cm)

Untitled, Still Life #5, Adolphe Braun, c. 1855

Adolphe Braun (French, 1811-1877)
Untitled, Still Life #5, c. 1855
albumen print from collodion negative
12 1/8 x 14 ¾ in. (30.8 x 37.5 cm)

            Provenance: Tex Braun, Paris, 1985

Motion Studies, Etienne Jules Marey, c. 1880

Etienne Jules Marey (French, 1830-1904)
Motion Studies, c. 1880
gelatin silver print
7 x 12 1/4 in. (17.8 x 31.1 cm)

Motion Studies, Etienne Jules Marey, c. 1880

Etienne Jules Marey (French, 1830-1904)
Motion Studies, c. 1880
gelatin silver print
7 x 12 1/4 in. (17.8 x 31.1 cm)

Groupe de maçons au travail, Comte Olympio-Clemente Aguado, c. 1860

Comte Olympio-Clemente Aguado (French, 1827-1894)

Groupe de maçons au travail, c. 1860

albumen print

21 x 16 5/8 in. (53.4 x 42.2 cm)

     provenance: André Jammes

Portrait of Henry Taylor, Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865

Julia Margaret Cameron (British, b. India 1815-1879)
Portrait of Henry Taylor, 1865
20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.6 cm)

     r: signed by Cameron with her title, copyright and "From Life", in ink; Colnaghi blind stamp on the two-toned mount

The Forum of Trajan's Column and Church of Santa Maria de Loreto, James Anderson, c.1850

James Anderson

The Forum of Trajan's Column and Church of Santa Maria de Loreto, c.1850

salt print from an albumen glass plate negative

16 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (41.28 x 31.75 cm)

Newhaven Fishermen, David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson, c. 1855

David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson

(Scottish, 1802-1870, 1821-1848)
Newhaven Fishermen, c. 1855
salt print from a calotype negative
5 ¾ x 7 ½ in. (14.61 x 19.05 cm)

Self-Portrait in Oriental Costume, Charles Negre, 1855-60

Charles Negre
Self-Portrait in Oriental Costume, 1855-60    
albumen print from collodion negative
3 3/8 x 2 9/16 in. (8.57 x 6.51 cm)
            v: annotated "50", in pencil

            provenance: André Jammes

Nantes Cathedral: Organ Staircase, Frederick Evans, early 1900s

Frederick Evans (English, 1853-1943)
Nantes Cathedral: Organ Staircase, early 1900s
platinum print
10 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (27.6 x 13 cm)
     r: signed and titled in pencil on the mount; mounted

         within watercolour and ink borders
     v: initialed in red pencil

Dali, New York, Horst P. Horst, 1940

Horst P. Horst (American, b. Germany, 1906-1999)

Dali, New York, 1940

platinum print made in 1987, ed. 7/25

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

     r: signed “Horst”

    provenance: the artist

Untitled (Archer), Herbert Matter, 1930s

Herbert Matter (American, b. Switzerland, 1907-1984)
Untitled (Archer), 1930s
gelatin silver print
14 x 10 ½ in. (35.6 x 26.7 cm)

     v: stamp “Photo Herbert Matter” crop marks in grease pen and pencil

 

 

Herbert Matter was a master technician, using cropping and enlarging to achieve a pure visual approach.  Born in Switzerland, he worked for Le Corbusier.  In 1936, he came to America, where his Bauhaus influence was important at Harper’s and Vogue. He later became a design consultant for Knoll, and taught at Yale University.

Bauhaus Stage, (Oscar Schlemmer Cosumes), Lux Feininger, 1927

Lux Feininger (American, b. Germany, 1910-2011)
Bauhaus Stage, (Oscar Schlemmer Cosumes), 1927
gelatin silver print
7 9/16 x 5 3/8 in. (19.2 x 13.7 cm)

     lit: Jeannine Fiedler, Fotografie am Bauhaus (Dirk Nishen, 1993) p. 334, pl. 401 

     provenance: Irene & Herbert Bayer Collection

Untitled (Guignol), Theo Blanc & Antoine Demilly, c.1936

Theo Blanc & Antoine Demilly (French, 1891-1985, 1892-1964)
Untitled (Guignol), c.1936
silver print
7 x 9 ½ in. (17.8 x 24.1 cm)

     r: signed in pencil

 

 

Théo Blanc and Antoine Demilly had a photographic studio in Lyon, France from post-WWI until the late 1950s.  Their artistic partnership was influenced by the French surrealists.  Their many bodies of work were inspired by the social culture and history of Lyon.  The folk story of Guignol tells of a poor man who worked as a teeth puller, in an age before dentists, and who created puppets to amuse people before the use of anesthetic.

Max Bill at the Bauhaus, Lux Feininger, 1926

Lux Feininger (American, b. Germany, 1910-2011)
Max Bill at the Bauhaus, 1926
gelatin silver print
3 3/8 x 4 5/8 in. (8.6 x 11.8 cm)

   

     provenance: Irene & Herbert Bayer Collection

Andor Weininger in a Stage Production, Carl "Casca" Schlemmer, 1926

Carl “Casca” Schlemmer (German, 1883-1966)
Andor Weininger in a Stage Production, 1926
gelatin silver print
3 1/8 x 2 5/16 in. (7.9 x 5.9 cm)

     v: dated and annotated “Andor Weininger”

     lit: Marzona, Bauhaus Photography (MIT Press, 1985), p. 228.

Self-Portrait, Lucia Moholy, 1930,

Lucia Moholy (German, b. Czech, 1894-1989)

Self-Portrait, 1930

Gelatin silver print

3 3/8 x 2 11/16 in. (8.6 x 6.8 cm)

     v: signed “Moholy Lucia”; dated “1930”; typed label “Lucia

         Moholy-Nagy 1930”   

    provenance: Irene & Herbert Bayer Collection

Andor Weininger and Xanti Schawinsky from the Bauhaus Band, Lux Feininger, c. 1926

Lux Feininger (American, b. Germany, 1910-2011)
Andor Weininger and Xanti Schawinsky from the Bauhaus Band, c. 1926
gelatin silver print
3 ¼ x 4 3/8 in. (8.3 x 11.1 cm)

     v: signed “Lux F.” and “Lux Feininger”; titled “A. Weininger and Xanti Schawinsky du Bauhaus Band”

    provenance: Irene & Herbert Bayer Collection

Untitled, Herbert Bayer, c. 1920

Herbert Bayer (Austrian, 1900-1985)
Untitled, c. 1920
gelatin silver print
2 1/6 x 3 ¼ in. (5.2 x 8.3 cm)

     v. stamped “foto Herbert Bayer”; annotated “F10502/18”

     provenance: Irene & Herbert Bayer Collection

 

 

Herbert Bayer was a typographer with the Bauhaus School.  After he studied under Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, Gropius appointed Bayer director of printing and advertising at the school.  He later became the art director for Vogue Berlin.

Lyonel Feininger and the Sailboat, Lux Feininger, c. 1920

Lux Feininger (American, b. Germany 1910-2011)
Lyonel Feininger and the Sailboat, c. 1920
gelatin silver print
3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in. (9.8 x 7.9 cm)

     v: signed “photo Lux Feininger”; numbered “7”

     provenance: Irene & Herbert Bayer Collection

Pensive Child, Franz Roh, 1933

Franz Roh (German, 1890-1965)

Pensive Child, 1933

gelation silver print

4 1/8 x 5 in. (10.5 x 12.7 cm)

              v. signed in ink, dated in pencil

Demonstration in 1934, Roger Parry

Roger Parry (French, 1905-1977)

Demonstration in 1934

gelatin silver print

15 1/2 x 19 3/8 in. (39.4 x 49.2 cm)

     r: signed "R. Parry"

     v: dated February 12, 1934

Leda, Constantin Brancusi, 1923

Constantin Brancusi (Romanian, 1876-1957)

Leda, 1923

gelatin silver print 

6 9/16 x 8 7/8 in. (16.67 x 22.54 cm)

     v: signed, titled and dated "Brancusi; Leda, 1923" in artist's hand

 

Nu, Minotaure No. 1, Brassai, 1933

Brassai (French, b. Hungary 1899-1984)

Nu, Minotaure No. 1,1933

5 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (14.9 x 23.8 cm)

    v: stamped "Photo Brassai copyright by Gyula Halasz"

    lit: Minotaure No. 1,1933, for article by Maurice Raynal entitled "Variété du corps humaine," in Andre Breton's Surrealist journal Minotaure, p.     43.

    Kraus, Livingston & Ades, L'amour fou Photography and Surrealism, Catalogue for exhibition at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC,            1985, p.94.

Self-portrait with pipe, Roger Parry, c. 1935

Roger Parry (French, 1905-1977)

Self-portrait with pipe, c. 1935

gelatin silver print

9 3/8 x 7” (23.8 x 17.6 cm)

     v: stamped “Photo R. Parry, 48 rue A. Gervais, Issy- Seine” on mount

    provenance: Germaine Krull personal collection

Pont Neuf, André Kertész, 1928

André Kertész (American, b. Hungary, 1894-1985)
Pont Neuf, 1928    
gelatin silver print, double weight exhibition print
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.29 x 26.67 cm) 

     provenance: the artist

Une oeuvre tres recente de Picabia, (A recent painting by Picabia), Germaine Krull, c. 1935

Germaine Krull (German, 1897-1985)
Une oeuvre tres recente de Picabia, (A recent painting by Picabia),

     c. 1935
gelatin silver print
8 11/16 x 6 7/8 in. (22.1 x 17.5 cm)

     r: signed in ink

     v: dated in ink; annotated with title and “Photo Reportages

 (mention obligatoire)” in artist’s hand in ink; stamped   “Germaine Krull, Mention Obligatoire”

     provenance: Germaine Krull personal collection

Gregor Piatigorski, Germaine Krull, 1935

Germaine Krull (German, 1897-1985)
Gregor Piatigorski, 1935
gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 6 ½ in. (11.4 x 16.5 cm)

     v:  typed label "20/12/35, le Grand Violoncelliste Gregor

Piatigorski a Monte Carlo, le grand violoncelliste, donne son dernier concert a Monte Carlo avant son depart pour une tournee en Amerique.  Il prendra son bateau au debut de janvier a ville franche ave Toscanini et Horowitz."

     provenance: Germaine Krull personal collection

Mannequin de Miro, Raoul Ubac, 1938

Raoul Ubac (Belgian, 1910-1985)
Mannequin de Miro, 1938
gelatinsilver print
9 1/6 x 3 3/4 in. (23 x 9.5 cm)

     v: label “Raoul Ubac 46, Rue Hippolyte Maindron Paris

         XIVe”

     lit: Kachur, Displaying the Marvelous (MIT Press, 2001), p. 54.

     provenance: Collection André Breton

Sophie Taeuber-Arp derrière sa tête Dada, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, 1920

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (b. Switzerland, 1889, d. Paris, 1943)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp derrière sa tête Dada, 1920
gelatin silver print
4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. (11.7 x 9.2 cm); mounted on board: 8 15/16 in. x 6 5/16 in.
     r: blind stamp “Nic Aluf Photo” on mount
     lit: Sawelson-Gorse, Women in Dada (MIT Press, 1998), p. 539

Objets sous globe de verre, Claude Cahun, 1936

Claude Cahun (French, 1894-1954)
Objets sous globe de verre, 1936
gelatin silver print
4 3/16 x 3 5/16 in. (10.6 x 8.4 cm)

provenance: Estate of Claude Cahun, Soizic Oduard

Grotesque, Dora Maar, c.1935

Dora Maar (French, 1907-1997)
Grotesque, c.1935
mixed media: gelatin silver print, with crayon and ink, unique
7 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. (18.4 x 22.6 cm)

     v: Dora Maar Estate Stamp “DM 1998” at lower right;

         annotated “N4-DM-251” in pencil at lower left

 

    provenance: estate of Dora Maar

Isadora Duncan, Anne Brigman, 1918

Anne Brigman (American, 1869-1950)
Isadora Duncan, 1918
platinum print
9 ½ x 7 ¼ in. (24.1 x 18.4 cm)
     r: signed and dated in pencil in bottom right corner

Eleanor and Barbara, Chicago, Harry Callahan, 1953

Harry Callahan (American, 1912-1999)
Eleanor and Barbara, Chicago, 1953
gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
     r: signed "Harry Callahan" with pencil or stylus

     v: annotated “E-48.5”

    provenance: the artist

Portrait of Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, 1937

Edward Weston (American, 1887-1958)
Portrait of Imogen Cunningham, 1937
gelatin silver print
4 ½ x 3 ½ in. (11.4 x 8.9 cm)

     v: signed and inscribed “Credit – Edward Weston, Carmel”

Self-portrait, František Drtikol, 1929

František Drtikol (Czech, 1883-1961)

Self-portrait, 1929

gelatin silver print

9 x 6 ½” (23 x 16.7 cm)

     r: blind stamp “DRTIKOL & POV, 1929” on photo; blind

         stamp “Drtikol Praha II-730” on mount

     v: Warsaw customs stamp