Staley-Wise Gallery

Staley-Wise Gallery Fine art photography gallery, specializing in fashion photography and portraiture for over 25 years. Current exhibition: Kurt Markus - A Life in Photography November 19, 2020 - February 13, 2021
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Located in Soho at the corner of Broadway and Prince. 100 Crosby St Suite 305 New York, NY 10025 Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm (Monday-Friday in July and August) Questions? Call 212-966-6223 or email us at [email protected]

Located in Soho at the corner of Broadway and Prince. 100 Crosby St Suite 305 New York, NY 10025 Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm (Monday-Friday in July and August) Questions? Call 212-966-6223 or email us at [email protected]

Operating as usual

Here is the fabulous Edris Nicholls, who visited the gallery today and whose portrait is included in our current Kurt Ma...
01/30/2021

Here is the fabulous Edris Nicholls, who visited the gallery today and whose portrait is included in our current Kurt Markus exhibition. In addition to her posing for Markus, Edris also styled the hair of all of the subjects in this 1994 shoot for Mirabella Magazine in Savannah, Georgia. Nicholls continues to contribute her styling skills in collaborations with artists, designers, and celebrities today.⠀

Our Kurt Markus exhibition, “A Life in Photography,” is on view at the gallery until February 13, 2021. You can make an appointment to visit through our website at the link in our bio, or by calling or emailing the gallery.⠀

We look forward to seeing you here!⠀

Kurt Markus, “Mirabella, Savannah, Georgia, 1994” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

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Staley-Wise “shelfie” 📚⠀⠀#staleywise #shelfie #books #book #booklover #shelf #photography #photo #art #artbooks #photogr...
01/28/2021

Staley-Wise “shelfie” 📚⠀

#staleywise #shelfie #books #book #booklover #shelf #photography #photo #art #artbooks #photographybooks #fashion #fashionphotography #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #NYC

"LaChapelle's photos, as blinding as they are, have a penetrating force: macabre or bucolic, they can’t be dismissed as ...
01/23/2021

"LaChapelle's photos, as blinding as they are, have a penetrating force: macabre or bucolic, they can’t be dismissed as merely kitsch, at least not now. Our fantasies and derangements have risen to the surface, where LaChapelle was looking for them all along.”⠀

- Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, 2017⠀

David LaChapelle, “Vulgar Tears, Paris, 1995” (© David LaChapelle)⠀

#staleywise #davidlachapelle #photography #photograph #art #fineart #portrait #model #face #tears #lips #redlips #makeup #diamond #fashion #fashionphotography #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

#repost @kurtmarkusphoto ⠀⠀Kurt photographing Monument Valley. 💙😉
01/22/2021

#repost @kurtmarkusphoto ⠀

Kurt photographing Monument Valley. 💙😉

#mood 🇺🇸⠀⠀Kurt Markus, “Mirabella, Savannah, Georgia, 1994” (© Kurt Markus)⠀⠀#staleywise #kurtmarkus #mirabella #fashion...
01/20/2021

#mood 🇺🇸⠀

Kurt Markus, “Mirabella, Savannah, Georgia, 1994” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

#staleywise #kurtmarkus #mirabella #fashion #photography #fashionphotography #clothes #hat #leopardprint #smile #savannah #georgia #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Staley-Wise wishes you a restful weekend... 💤⠀⠀These photographs are included in our online exhibition “Sweet Dreams”, w...
01/16/2021

Staley-Wise wishes you a restful weekend... 💤⠀

These photographs are included in our online exhibition “Sweet Dreams”, which is available to view on our website at the link in our bio. ⠀

Michael Dweck, “Kurt and Jessica, Lake Montauk, 2002” (© Michael Dweck)⠀

Harry Benson, “Muhammad Ali, Lewiston, Maine, 1965” (© Harry Benson)⠀

Melvin Sokolsky, “Look Down: Simone, Harper’s Bazaar, 1960” (© Melvin Sokolsky)⠀

#staleywise #michaeldweck #harrybenson #melvinsokolsky #photography #photo #muhammadali #simoned'aillencourt #model #harpersbazaar #fashion #fashionphotography #blackandwhitephotography #sleep #sweetdreams #rest #art #fineart #gallery #exhibition #newyork #nyc #soho

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander, “Kate Moss (Desire), New York, Italian Harper’s Bazaar, 1992” (© Stephanie Pfriender Styl...
01/14/2021

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander, “Kate Moss (Desire), New York, Italian Harper’s Bazaar, 1992” (© Stephanie Pfriender Stylander)⠀

#staleywise #stephaniepfrienderstylander #katemoss #harpersbazaar #christianroth #sunglasses #photography #photo #fashion #fashionphotography #model #photograph #blackandwhitephotography #film #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #soho #art #gallery

“Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.” - Frank H. Knight⠀⠀Staley-Wise Gallery continues our series of themed onl...
01/13/2021

“Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.” - Frank H. Knight⠀

Staley-Wise Gallery continues our series of themed online exhibitions with “Sweet Dreams." Work by Harry Benson, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, John Dominis, Michael Dweck, Arthur Elgort, Pamela Hanson, William Helburn, Kurt Markus, Steve McCurry, Helmut Newton, Denis Piel, Melvin Sokolsky, Bert Stern, Ellen von Unwerth, Raymond Voinquel and Bob Willoughby are included.⠀

Please enjoy this exhibition on our website at the link in our bio. ⠀

William Helburn, "Suzy Parker Lips, circa 1959” (© William Helburn Estate)⠀

Bob Willoughby, "Mike Nichols, Dustin Hoffman, and Anne Bancroft on the set of "The Graduate", 1967” (© Bob Willoughby Estate)⠀

Raymond Voinquel, "Male Nude, circa 1950” (© Raymond Voinquel Estate)⠀

#staleywise #williamhelburn #bobwilloughby #raymondvoinquel #photography #photographs #sleep #dream #bed #lounge #art #fineart #suzyparker #mikenichols #dustinhoffman #annebancroft #fashion #fashionphotography #exhibition #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Txema Yeste, “VOGUE Spain, 2019” (© Txema Yeste)⠀⠀#staleywise #txemayeste #staffpick #voguespain #vogue #model #fashion ...
01/08/2021

Txema Yeste, “VOGUE Spain, 2019” (© Txema Yeste)⠀

#staleywise #txemayeste #staffpick #voguespain #vogue #model #fashion #vintagefashion #fashionphotography #dress #hat #glamour #photography #photograph #photographer #photo #blackandwhitephotography #art #fineart #staleywisegallery #gallery #newyork #soho #nyc

Happy Holidays from Staley-Wise Gallery! ⛷⠀⠀The gallery will be closed December 24 - January 4, 2021. We will re-open on...
12/23/2020

Happy Holidays from Staley-Wise Gallery! ⛷⠀

The gallery will be closed December 24 - January 4, 2021. We will re-open on January 5, 2021. ⠀

Appointments can be made by calling or emailing the gallery, or at the link in our bio. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!⠀

Tim Hall, “Lesson II, Austria, 2008” (© Tim Hall)⠀

#staleywise #timhall #photography #photograph #landscape #skiing #winter #snow #sports #leisure #ski #happyholidays #photo #photographer #art #fineart #gallery #staleywisegallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Staley-Wise Gallery is pleased to participate in "Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD", an online auction at Sotheby’s...
12/15/2020

Staley-Wise Gallery is pleased to participate in "Four Decades: In Celebration of AIPAD", an online auction at Sotheby’s of 19th, 20th, and 21st century photographs from nearly 50 esteemed worldwide members of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). ⠀

In 2006, Staley-Wise Gallery exhibited 6 diptych works by Lillian Bassman which paired her vintage fashion images with more recent floral still-lifes. (This diptych was the only work to include a color photograph.) Although this work is numbered 3/25, these photographs were only printed for the exhibition and to order and less than 10 examples were printed during Bassman's lifetime.⠀

This lot #65 is available now for bidding online through December 21, 2020.⠀

Lillian Bassman⠀
Lisa Fonssagrives, Harper’s Bazaar, circa 1950 / Flower 28 (Pink Mallow), 2006⠀
Two Archival Pigment Prints (unmounted) in custom dual window mat and black lacquer frame⠀
Print size (Lisa Fonssagrives): 35x41.5 inches / 89x105 cm⠀
Print size (Flower 28): 38x44 inches / 97x112 cm⠀
Image size of each: 32.25x37.5 inches / 82x95 cm⠀
Framed size: Approximately 51x79 inches / 130x201 cm together⠀
Edition 3/25⠀
Printed in 2006⠀
Editioned and signed by the photographer on the reverse (on both prints)⠀
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000⠀

(© Lillian Bassman Estate)⠀

Installation photograph taken in 2006, courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery⠀

#staleywise #lillianbassman #aipad #sothebys #auction #photography #photograph #photographer #fashion #fashionphotography #portrait #flower #stilllife #color #profile #diptych #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

“Storytelling has always been essential for me ever since I was a kid; it was my way of making the world the way I wante...
12/11/2020

“Storytelling has always been essential for me ever since I was a kid; it was my way of making the world the way I wanted it to be,” writes Piel.⠀

Internationally acclaimed photographer Denis Piel started his career in the early 1980’s and 1990’s photographing portraits of celebrities, actors, writers, and artists for magazines including French, Italian, and American VOGUE, GQ, and Vanity Fair. After much success with his photography, Piel began exploring the world of film and founded Jupiter Films in 1985, a film production company that soon gained international success.⠀

Piel’s career has since culminated into the recent publication of 3 books, “Exposed”, “Filmscapes”, and “Platescapes”, all of which feature his distinct style of story telling.⠀

EXPOSED features Piel's various bodies of work, including his fashion photography and Facescapes, an ambitious 20 year long project dedicated to creating landscapes of faces, a body of work he hopes will reveal the commonality of the human condition. ⠀

FILMSCAPES explores Piel’s photographic process through his own eye. Specific photoshoots, selected by the photographer from his vast archive, are presented to highlight his method and distinctive cinematic style. ⠀

Piel’s preoccupation with food has found expression across many forms, from the evolving photographic series PLATESCAPES to Les Jardins du Château de Padiès, the permaculture garden and farm run by his family.⠀

Denis Piel, “Examination, Italian VOGUE, 1982” (© Denis Piel)⠀
Denis Piel, “Competition, 1982” (© Denis Piel)⠀
Denis Piel, “Rosemary McGrotha & Peter Fortier, Côte d'Azur, France, 1984” (© Denis Piel)⠀

#staleywise #denispiel #photography #photographer #fashion #fashionphotography #book #exposed #filmscapes #platescapes #model #pose #food #pool #leisure #art #fineart #photo #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Today, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates 39 years!⠀🎂⠀On December 5 in 1981, Etheleen Staley and Taki Wise opened Staley-Wis...
12/05/2020

Today, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates 39 years!⠀🎂

On December 5 in 1981, Etheleen Staley and Taki Wise opened Staley-Wise Gallery with an inaugural exhibition of Horst P. Horst photographs. The exhibition, titled “Shadow and Light,” was held at the gallery’s original location at 111 Wooster Street in Soho, New York. (Swipe on to view images from the exhibition.)⠀

Horst began working for VOGUE in 1932, dividing his time between Paris and New York until the outbreak of World War II, during which he served in the United States Army. Over the course of sixty years Horst photographed fashion, interiors, and every artistic, political, and social figure of note. His work has been the subject of numerous articles, books, and documentary films and solo exhibitions of his work have opened at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Louvre in Paris, The National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and most recently at the Victoria & Albert Museum London in 2014.⠀

Horst P. Horst, “Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939” (© Horst Estate)⠀

Horst P. Horst, "Spider Dress: Helen Bennett in an advertisement for Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 1939” (© Horst Estate)⠀

#staleywise #anniversary #horst #horstphorst #photography #fashionphotography #shadow #light #shadowandlight #model #gallery #exhibition #soho #newyork #nyc #staleywisegallery⠀#anniversary #🎂 #🎉

💃 ⠀⠀Arthur Elgort, “UP, UP, AND AWAY!, Fran Summers, VOGUE UK, 2019” (© Arthur Elgort)⠀⠀#staleywise #arthurelgort #staff...
12/04/2020

💃 ⠀

Arthur Elgort, “UP, UP, AND AWAY!, Fran Summers, VOGUE UK, 2019” (© Arthur Elgort)⠀

#staleywise #arthurelgort #staffpick #michellespick #fransummers #vogueuk #vogue #photography #photograph #photo #fashion #fashionphotography #model #dress #pink #colorful #sky #art #fineart #staleywisegallery #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

This Pamela Hanson photograph is included in Sotheby’s online charity auction for the 10th anniversary of Every Mother C...
12/04/2020

This Pamela Hanson photograph is included in Sotheby’s online charity auction for the 10th anniversary of Every Mother Counts, a non-profit maternal health organization founded by Christy Turlington. The winning bidder will also receive a private virtual session with the photographer to hear about the behind-the-scenes of this photoshoot.⠀

This auction is open now for online bidding until Monday, December 7. 100% of the next proceeds will be donated to Every Mother Counts.⠀

Pamela Hanson, “Christy Turlington with a wine glass, Florence, 1998” (© Pamela Hanson)⠀

#staleywise #pamelahanson #christyturlington #everymothercounts #sothebys #auction #charity #photography #photographer #photograph #fashion #fashionphotography #model #wine #art #fineart #staleywisegallery #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Every Mother Counts, a non-profit maternal health organization founded by Christy Turlington, celebrates its 10th annive...
12/02/2020

Every Mother Counts, a non-profit maternal health organization founded by Christy Turlington, celebrates its 10th anniversary with an online charity auction at Sotheby’s. Included in the auction is the Kurt Markus photograph seen here, and the winning bidder will also receive a private virtual tour led by the photographer of his current exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery. ⠀

This auction is open now for online bidding until Monday, December 7. 100% of the next proceeds will be donated to Every Mother Counts.⠀

Our Kurt Markus exhibition, “A Life in Photography,” is on view at the gallery until January 16, 2021. You can make an appointment to visit through our website at the link in our bio, or by calling or emailing the gallery.⠀

We look forward to seeing you here!⠀

Kurt Markus, “Kadia, Foy’s Lake Studio, Montanna, 1995” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

#staleywise #kurtmarkus #everymothercounts #loveEMC #christyturlington #sothebys #auction #photography #photograph #photo #model #fashion #fashionphotography #fineart #art #exhibition #gallery #staleywisegallery #soho #newyork #nyc

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12/01/2020

Staley-Wise Gallery's cover photo

Happy Thanksgiving from Staley-Wise Gallery!⠀⠀The gallery will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Saturday, Novembe...
11/25/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from Staley-Wise Gallery!⠀

The gallery will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Saturday, November 28. We will reopen Tuesday, December 1.⠀

You can make an appointment to visit through our website at the link in our bio or by calling or emailing the gallery.⠀

We look forward to seeing you here!⠀

Kurt Markus, “OO Ranch, Seligman, Arizona, 1983” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

#staleywise #kurtmarkus #photography #cowboy #ooranch #seligman #arizona #portrait #ranch #landscape #eating #food #thanksgiving #photographer #photograph #photo #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

"I don’t believe in a photograph until I make a print. It doesn’t exist for me. It’s just like thin air. I’ve always tho...
11/21/2020

"I don’t believe in a photograph until I make a print. It doesn’t exist for me. It’s just like thin air. I’ve always thought of photography as an object. It’s not electronic information, it’s an object.⠀

It takes guts to make a print. You know you have to convince yourself that this is you, that you’ve made this and that you’re putting your name on it, and you also have to believe that maybe somebody else either can appreciate the work you’ve done or can appreciate the fact that this is you. There’s nothing else to hide behind.” - Kurt Markus, 2020⠀

Our Kurt Markus exhibition titled “A Life in Photography” is now open, and will run through January 16, 2021.⠀

You can make an appointment to visit through our website at the link in our bio or by calling or emailing the gallery.⠀

We look forward to seeing you here!⠀

Kurt Markus, “Fabienne Terwinghe, Allure, New York, 1990” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

Kurt Markus, “Kirsten Owen, VOGUE Paris, Los Angeles, California, 1989” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

Kurt Markus, “Esprit, Montana, 1991” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

#staleywise #kurtmarkus #photography #photographer #fineart #fineartphotography #portrait #model #fashion #fashionphotography #fabienneterwinghe #kirstenowen #espirit #allure #vogue #newyork #nyc #soho #gallery #exhibition

Our Kurt Markus exhibition titled “A Life in Photography” opens tomorrow, November 19!  This is the photographer’s 6th e...
11/18/2020

Our Kurt Markus exhibition titled “A Life in Photography” opens tomorrow, November 19! This is the photographer’s 6th exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery, and will run through January 16, 2021.⠀

You can make an appointment to visit through our website at the link in our bio or by calling or emailing the gallery.⠀

We look forward to seeing you here!⠀

"This was for Mirabella magazine. I’m from Montana and when I was growing up I was fascinated by the South and people from there, even though I could only read about it in literature. My wife Maria worked round the clock to find local people in Savannah who would be in the photographs and Polly Hamilton did a remarkable job styling a wide variety of body types and ages of our “non-models”. In fashion, black models were also often styled by hair stylists who had no experience with “non-white” hair, so we were also grateful to the hair stylist Edris Nicholls who made our subjects feel comfortable and beautiful. We shot in an old industrial building with natural light. Everything came together so beautifully - the fashion was right, the subjects were excited to be photographed and hardly needed coaching, and the whole shoot had a certain truth and spirit that I think shows in the pictures." - Kurt Markus, 2020⠀

Kurt Markus, “Savannah, Georgia, 1994” (© Kurt Markus)⠀

#staleywise #kurtmarkus #photography #photographer #photograph #art #fineart #fineartphotography #mirabella #model #clothes #clothing #suit #women #fashion #fashionphotography #exhibition #newyork #nyc #soho

We are sad to announce the death of renowned photographer William Helburn.⠀⠀A contemporary of Richard Avedon, Irving Pen...
11/10/2020

We are sad to announce the death of renowned photographer William Helburn.⠀

A contemporary of Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Francesco Scavullo and Lillian Bassman, William Helburn was at the top of his profession from the early 1950s through the 1960s, with bylined covers and editorial images in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, LIFE, McCall’s and many other magazines. Helburn also worked extensively in advertising, contributing memorable pictures to campaigns designed by such legendary art directors as Gene Federico, Robert Gage, Helmut Krone and George Lois.⠀

Helburn entered the fashion world in 1947, shooting neophyte models like Grace Kelly and Tippi Hedren while studying graphic design with legendary art director Alexey Brodovitch. Success followed soon after for Helburn, along with a rich social life that included many of the most famous fashion models and celebrities of his era along with frequent turns on the road racing circuit, driving Ferraris at Sebring, Watkins Glen, Havana and Nassau.⠀

For decades, Helburn photographed and socialized with the world’s most beautiful women, including Dorian Leigh, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Jean Shrimpton, Barbara Mullen, Angela Howard, Jean Patchett, Lauren Hutton and Sharon Tate. Helburn became a successful director of TV commercials in the early 1980s. He left the industry a decade later to raise his children. ⠀

William Helburn, "Red Canoe: Barbara Mullen, 1957” (© William Helburn Estate)⠀

William Helburn, "Self Portrait, 1958” (© William Helburn Estate)⠀

#staleywise #williamhelburn #photographer #photography #photo #fashion #fashionphotography #portrait #model #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

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