On Exhibit: Take two, they’re close.

Some exhibits that are currently up. This time NYC.

Not to be missed:
Elliott Erwitt
Edwynn Houk Gallery
Thru 2/23/07

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New York, 1955
© Elliott Erwitt

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Las Vegas, Nevada, 1954
© Elliott Erwitt

One of my favorite photographers, I’ve only seen the book. and it is beautiful. Check out Personal Exposures also.

To quote Mr. Elliot: ” To get a good picture, you have to have lots of bad ones”

There is an old expression: Photographers dozen- shoot 36, print 12, keep 1.

Well there are a whole lot of great images here.

Excerpt from the gallery release:

A photographer since 1948 and a member of the prestigious Magnum Photo Agency since 1953, Elliott Erwitt is a keen observer of subjects ranging from major socio-political developments to young lovers in the midst of fledgling romance. Maintaining his pledge, “to capture things that are,” Erwitt’s photography stands as a monument to the humanist tradition taken up by Magnum and its founder, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Embodying both a documentarian, and humoristic impulse, Erwitt’s photographs yield a certain wit, charm, and melancholia. Erwitt states, “Some people say my pictures are sad, some think they’re funny. Funny and sad, aren’t they really the same thing?”


Edwynn Houk Gallery

745 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10151
at 57th St.
212-750-7070
Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm

And if you can’t make it, DEFINITELY pick up the book.

And within walking distance:

Diane Arbus and Helen Levitt
A Conversation

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New York
c. 1942
© Helen Levitt

From the gallery:

DIANE ARBUS – HELEN LEVITT: A Conversation, from January 11 – March 10, 2007, presents an off-beat and unexpected juxtaposition of classic images by two great New York photographers. Seen side by side, these familiar images assume new meanings and stimulate us to take a fresh look at each artist’s point of view.

Despite being separated by a generation and a social class, Arbus and Levitt were acquaintances. Though they never crossed paths while photographing, Levitt wrote a letter of recommendation in support of Arbus’s 1962 Guggenheim Fellowship application. They approached their subjects with opposite styles, yet they photographed the same themes: family, fantasy, friendship, and fashion.

Helen Levitt’s classic and rarely shown film IN THE STREET, made in the mid-1940’s, will be presented along with the photographs. Concurrently, the Museum of Modern Art is featuring 16 Helen Levitt prints in their new installation of works from their permanent collection.

Thru 3/10/07
Laurence Miller
20 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019
nr. Madison Ave.
212-397-3930
Tue-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Every Sat, 11am-5:30pm

Congratulations to the Laurence Miller Gallery for creating a show of two masters with a new purpose. To accentuate each of their images by the contrasting of the two visions.

For me? I have sometimes gone a bit plebian with these 2 images. Not quite contrasting but tell great stories.They have been on my wish list for years. As I watch the prices rise.

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New York
c. 1942
© Helen Levitt

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Rue Mouffetard, © Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1954

What images are on your wish list?

One piece of advice: buy what you love. Trust me. You will enjoy having it in your home that much more. Of course harder to part with . Ever. This i know.

Cheers!
Damon

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  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
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  • May 15 -July 11th, 2014
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  • Underwater
  • July 11th-August 29th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
  • February 8–October 5, 2014
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  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment
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  • New York, NY 10028
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