The Big Apple

From Tycoons to Raccoons

January 7 – February 25, 2017

Kenneth Snelson Brooklyn Bridge, 1980

Kenneth Snelson
Brooklyn Bridge, 1980
15½ x 91"
vintage gelatin silver print

Linda Troeller Hot Chelsea, 2000

Linda Troeller
Hot Chelsea, 2000
14 x 11"
digital pigment print

Remodel 10th Floor Suite, Chelsea Hotel, 2007

Linda Troeller
Remodel 10th Floor Suite, Chelsea Hotel, 2007
11 x 14"
digital pigment print

Sylvia Plachy Baseball Plié, 1982

Sylvia Plachy
Baseball Plié, 1982
17½ x 12"
gelatin silver print

Edward Steichen J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq., 1903

Edward Steichen
J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq., 1903
9 x 7 inch gum platinum print
Signed and dated in yellow crayon
One of 12 known prints

Hillary Swift Raccoons Central Park, 2016

Hillary Swift
Raccoons Central Park, 2016
8x12"
digital pigment print

Wendell MacRae Snow by Fountain, Rockefeller Center, 1930s

Wendell MacRae
Snow by Fountain, Rockefeller Center, 1930s
13 x 10"
vintage gelatin silver print

Miguel Ángel García View from the Empire State Building, Looking South, 2013

Miguel Ángel García
View from the Empire State Building, Looking South, 2013
39 x 59"
mineral ink print

Luca Campigotto Empire State Building looking North, 2011

Luca Campigotto
Empire State Building looking North, 2011
43 x 56"
digital pigment print

Berenice Abbott New York at Night, 1932 (printed c. 1980)

Berenice Abbott
New York at Night, 1932 (printed c. 1980)
13½ x 10½"
gelatin silver print,

Kenneth Snelson East River Drive with Brooklyn Bridge, 1980

Kenneth Snelson
East River Drive with Brooklyn Bridge, 1980
15½ x 112"
vintage gelatin silver print

Anton Bruehl Penn Station, 1926

Anton Bruehl
Penn Station, (no date, printed 1926)
8½ x 6½"
gelatin silver print

Lisette Model Fifth Avenue (window reflections), c. 1940

Lisette Model
Fifth Avenue (window reflections), c. 1940
16 x 20"
gelatin silver print

Garry Winogrand Two women dressed as twins, Central Park, NYC

Garry Winogrand
Untitled (Two women dressed as twins, Central Park, NYC), ca. 1970
From the Women Are Beautiful portfolio, 1974
11 x 14"
gelatin silver print

Garry Winogrand Central Park Zoo (couple and seals), c. 1963 (pr 1970s)

Garry Winogrand
Central Park Zoo (couple and seals), ca. 1963 (pr. 1970s)
14 x 11"
gelatin silver print

Diane Arbus Woman Carrying Child in Central Park, 1956

Diane Arbus
Woman Carrying Child in Central Park, 1956 (printed later)
6¼ x 9½"
gelatin silver print

Neal Slavin Sabrett Hot Dog Vendors, NYC, 1974

Neal Slavin
Sabrett Hot Dog Vendors, NYC, 1974 (modern print)
44 x 44"
digital pigment print

Helen Levitt New York City (child and man with box), 1972

Helen Levitt
New York City (child and man with box), 1972 (pr. 2000)
16 x 20"
dye transfer print,

Louis Faurer 14th Street, NYC, 1947 (printed 1991)

Louis Faurer
14th Street, NYC, 1947 (printed 1991)
14 x 11"
c-print

Laurence Miller Flatiron Building, 1975

Laurence Miller
Flatiron Building, 1975
24 x 36"
chromogneic print

Steven Hirsch Anthousai (from the series Gowanus Waters), 2014

Steven Hirsch
Anthousai (from the series Gowanus Waters), 2014
22 x17"
digital color print

Berenice Abbott Herald Square, 34th St., 1936

Berenice Abbott
Herald Square, 34th St., 1936 (printed c. 1980)
15 x 19½"
gelatin silver print

Dave Heath Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 1958

Dave Heath
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 1958
7.5 x 8"
vintage gelatin silver print

Dave Heath Washington Square, NYC, 1960

Dave Heath
Washington Square, NYC, 1960
7 x 8½" , on 8 x10"paper
vintage gelatin silver print

Berenice Abbott Fulton Street Dock, circa 1936

Berenice Abbott
Fulton Street Dock, 1936
8 x 10"
gelatin silver print

Sylvia Plachy
Gus and Ida, 1992
11x14"
 

Val Telberg NYC

Val Telberg
NYC
8 x 10"
 

Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott
Exchange Place, 1936 (printed later)
19 x 4½"
gelatin silver print

Kenneth Sneslon Times Square, 1980

Kenneth Sneslon
Times Square, 1994
16 x 110"
vintage gelatin silver print
 

Betsy Karel Times Square

Betsy Karel
Times Square, 2014
11 x 14"
digital pigment print

Betsy Karel Times Square

Betsy Karel
Times Square (couple at table), 2014
11 x 14"
digital pigment print

Kazuo Sumida New York Subway - W. 28th Street, 1995

Kazuo Sumida
New York Subway - W. 28th Street, 1995
11 x 14"
gelatin silver print

Kenneth Sneslon Sixth Avenue, West Side (17th St to 22nd St), 1979

Kenneth Sneslon
Sixth Avenue, West Side (17th St to 22nd St), 1979 (detail)
4 x 65"
Unique collage of 20 mounted vintage gelatin silver prints

Wendell MacRae Last View of New York, July 1949

Wendell MacRae
Last View of New York, July 1949
8 x 10"
vintage gelatin silver print

Wendell Macrae Window Washer, 1936

Wendell Macrae
Window Washer, 1936
13½ x 10½"
vintage sepia gelatin silver print

Robert Frank Medals, San Gennaro, New York City, 1951 ( printed later)

Robert Frank
Medals, San Gennaro, New York City, 1951 ( printed later)
14 x 11"
gelatin silver print,

Lou Stoumen Times Square, 1979

Lou Stoumen
Times Square, 1979
14 x 11"
gelatin silver print

Louis Faurer New York City, NY (Three Godfathers), 1948 (printed 1980)

Louis Faurer
New York City, NY (Three Godfathers), 1948 (printed 1980)
11 x 14"
gelatin silver print,

Kenneth Snelson WTC Jersey Shore

Kenneth Snelson
World Trade Center and Jersey Shore, 1980
15½ x 74"
vintage gelatin silver print

Evelyn Hofer Central Park, 1965

Evelyn Hofer
CentralPark, 1965
14 x 17
dye-transfer print

Dave Heath Drowning Scene, Central Park, NYC, 1957

Dave Heath
Drowning Scene, Central Park, NYC, 1957 (pr. 1962)
8 x 10"
gelatin silver print

Jefferson Hayman Central Park Nocturne, 2014

Jefferson Hayman
Central Park Nocturne, 2014
9½ x 6½"
platinum print

Alfred Stieglitz
Two Towers, New York, 1913
8 x 7"
Camera Work photogravure

Weegee
On top of Empire State Building ca.1942
13 x 10"
gelatin silver print

Weegee Summer, Lower East Side, ca. 1937

Weegee
Summer, Lower East Side, ca. 1937
11 x 14"
gelatin silver print

Weegee
Untitled (woman carried by policeman), late 1930s
9½ x 7½"
vintage gelatin silver print

Sylvia Plachy Dancing Seals, 2005

Sylvia Plachy
Dancing Seals, 2005
11x14"

Steven Hirsch Rhode (from the series Gowanus Waters), 2014

Steven Hirsch
Rhode (from the series Gowanus Waters), 2014
17 x 22"
digital color print

Steven Hirsch Hephaestus (from the series Gowanus Waters), 2014

Steven Hirsch
Hephaestus (from the series Gowanus Waters), 2014
17 x 22"
digital color print

Wendell MacRae Central Park at Night from the RCA Building, 1930

Wendell MacRae
Central Park at Night from the RCA Building, 1930
7½ x 9½"
vintage gelatin silver print

Paul Strand New York, fifth Avenue, 1916

Paul Strand
New York, Fifth Avenue, 1916
5 x 7"
camera work phtogravure

Press Release

Laurence Miller Gallery is pleased to present THE BIG APPLE: From Tycoons to Raccoons, featuring over 60 photographs by more than 30 photographers made between 1902 and 2016, celebrating the diversity and energy of New York City.  The show title embraces both the earliest and the most recent works in the show:  a rare 1903 portrait of the tycoon J.P. Morgan by Edward Steichen, in contrast to a charming view of a family of raccoons in Central Park by Hilary Swift, taken this December.

Much like Manhattan itself, the show will be organized by neighborhood and geography.  Central Park is a central theme, and along with Swift’s raccoons will be twins by Garry Winogrand, dancing polar bears by Sylvia Plachy, a drowning scene by Dave Heath, and a brooding woman holding a child by Diane Arbus.

Manhattan as an island is another theme, dominated by three nine-foot panoramas by Kenneth Snelson, featuring the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center, and the FDR Drive.  They will be surrounded by early 20th century views of ferries and ships by Alfred Stieglitz and Wendell MacRae, and recent color abstractions of the Gowanus Canal by Steven Hirsch.

The Empire State Building looms large, a platform for half a dozen bird’s-eye views, including Berenice Abbott’s classic New York at Night and Luca Campigotto’s View Looking North, both capturing the density and the radiance of the city at night. In an unusual treatment, Miguel Angel Garcia’s southern view reveals our unique skyline punctuated with water towers.

Midtown is anchored by another Kenneth Snelson panorama of Times Square, in stark contrast to the tender intimacies portrayed by Betsy Karel. Many other neighborhoods are covered by photographers such as Robert Frank, Louis Faurer,Weegee, Helen Levitt, Jefferson Hayman, Neal Slavin, Lisette Model and others.

Linda Troeller is represented by several colorful interiors on view from her recent monograph LIVING IN THE CHELSEA HOTEL.

The show is dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Snelson who died on December 22nd, 2016 at his home in Manhattan. He was 89. We are very pleased to be able to honor his memory and present his stunning panoramic photographs of New York City.