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Modern Spirit

Important Vintage Photographs from a Private Collection

September 14 – October 28, 2017

ANSEL ADAMS (American: 1902 - 1984), Icicles, Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California (1932) Vintage gelatin silver print
BERENICE ABBOTT (American: 1898 - 1991), Rockefeller Center (RCA, RKA and International Buildings) (1932) Vintage gelatin silver print
HANNES BECKMANN (German/American: 1909 – 1977), Spectacles (c.1935)
BILL BRANDT (British: 1904 - 1983), Blackout in London: Houses of Parliament (1939) Vintage gelatin silver print
HARRY CALLAHAN (American: 1912 – 1999), Chicago (1949)
WILL CONNELL (American: 1898 – 1961), The Optician (1935)
JOSEF EHM (Czech: 1909 - 1989), Summer, from Friends in the Park series (1935)
Berenice Abbott Fifth Ave Coach Co NYC 1942
JOSEF EHM (Czech: 1909 - 1989), Nude with Sabbattier’s Effect II (1946)
ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (German/American: 1898 – 1995), Grand Hotel, Saint-Moritz (1932)
WALKER EVANS (American: 1903 – 1975), The State Street Theatre, Chicago (1946) Vintage gelatin silver print
Robert Frank
ROBERT FRANK (Swiss/American: born 1924), Café - Beaufort, South Carolina (Negative: 1955-56; Print: 1960s) Early gelatin silver print
ROBERT FRANK (American: born 1924), Car Accident - U.S. 66, Between Winslow and Flagstaff, AZ. (Negative: 1956; Print: 1960s)
ROBERT FRANK (Swiss/American: born 1924), Inauguration: Eisenhower and Nixon (January, 1957)
W. EUGENE SMITH (American: 1918 – 1978), World Series Crowd, Yankee Stadium, New York.(1941) Vintage gelatin silver print
CONSUELO KANAGA (American: 1894 - 1978), Mark Rothko, The Icehouse, Yorktown Heights, New York.(c.1950) Vintage gelatin silver print
WILLIAM KECK (American: 1908 – 1996), Reflections and Mirroring (Dining Room Windows) (1938-39) Vintage gelatin silver print
ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ (Hungarian/American: 1894 – 1985), Distortion 2a (1933)
WILLIAM KLEIN (American: born 1928), New York (1955)
ALMA LAVENSON (American: 1897 – 1989), Cannery Buildings, Monterey, California (1939) Vintage gelatin silver print
ALMA LAVENSON (American: 1897 -1989), Waterlilies.(1932)
DANNY LYON (American: born 1942), The Boy in the Tire, Tamazunchale, Mexico (1973)
DANNY LYON (American: born 1942), Scrambles Track, McHenry, Illinois, from The Bikeriders (1965) Vintage gelatin silver print
DANNY LYON (American: born 1942), Uptown, Chicago (1965)
WERNER MANTZ (German: 1901 - 1983), Facade Details, Residential Apartment Block, Kalkerfeld, Cologne (1928) Vintage gelatin silver print
RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD (American: 1925 - 1972), Untitled, from Zen Twig series (1963) Vintage gelatin silver print
WRIGHT MORRIS (American: 1910 - 1998), New Orleans (c.1939)
IRVING PENN (American: 1917 – 2009), After Dinner Games.(Negative: 1947; Print: 1985) Color photograph: dye-transfer process 22-1/4 x 18 inches (image size)
DAVID SMITH (American: 1906 - 1965), 24 Greek Y’s (1950) Vintage gelatin silver 4-1/4 x 3 inches (image size)
FREDERICK SOMMER (American: 1905 – 1999), Livia (Negative: 1948; Print: c.1995) Gelatin silver print
HENRY SWIFT (American: 1891 – 1962), Cabin, Tioga Pass, California (c.1935) Vintage gelatin silver print 8-15/16 x 7-7/16 inches (print size) 9-3/8 x 7-7/8 inches (mount size)
WILLARD VAN DYKE (American: 1906 – 1986), Bone and Sky 2 (1932)
ROMAN VISHNIAC (Russian/American: 1897 - 1990), Cheder Boys, Vrchni Apsa, Carpathian Ruthenia
ROMAN VISHNIAC (Russian/American: 1897 - 1990), A Rabbi, Warsaw (Negative: 1938; Print: early 1940s)
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BRETT WESTON (American: 1911 – 1993), Cypress, Point Lobos (1929)
EDWARD WESTON (American: 1886 – 1958), Lettuce Ranch, Salinas, California (1934)
MINOR WHITE (American: 1908 – 1976), Snow on Garage Door, Haags Alley, Rochester, New York.(1960) Vintage gelatin silver print
EUGEN WIÅ KOVSKÝ (Czech: 1888 – 1964), Lunar Landscape (shirt collars) (Negative; 1929; Print: 1950s) Gelatin silver print

Press Release

MODERN SPIRIT features a collection of 45 mostly vintage photographs from the 1920's to the early 1970’s, each originally selected for its quality, significant position within mainstream 20th century photographic history, state of preservation and sheer image-beauty.  

 

The exhibition embraces many of the photographers who shaped photography between the wars, both in Europe and the United States, as well as more contemporary practitioners that expanded on those ideas.  Modern masters such as Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Werner Mantz and Roman Vishniac accompany major post war figures such as Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Ralph Eugene Meatyard and Danny Lyon. Most of the prints have not been on the market for many years.