Staley-Wise Gallery

Staley-Wise Gallery Fine art photography gallery, specializing in fashion photography and portraiture for over 25 years. 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)

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Call 212-966-6223 or email us at [email protected]

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Staley-Wise Gallery looks back on the Golden Age of Hollywood with our current online exhibition “Hooray for Hollywood”,...
05/01/2021

Staley-Wise Gallery looks back on the Golden Age of Hollywood with our current online exhibition “Hooray for Hollywood”, which is available to view on our website at the link in our bio.⁣⁣

Jerome Zerbe, “Cary Grant and Randolph Scott, 1935”⁣

William Walling Jr., “Gail Patrick, 1939”⁣

Clarence Sinclair Bull, “Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in “Without Love”, 1944”⁣

#staleywise #hollywood #portraits #photography #clarencesinclairbull #williamwallingjr #jeromezerbe #goldenage #stars #mgm #katharinehepburn #spencertracy #gailpatrick #carygrant #randolphscott #movie #screen #film #blackandwhite #30s #40s #oscars #academyaward #fineart #art #gallery #soho #exhibition #newyork #nyc

Her Justice, a non-profit organization which provides free legal advocacy to help women living in poverty in New York Ci...
04/30/2021

Her Justice, a non-profit organization which provides free legal advocacy to help women living in poverty in New York City, celebrates its 25th anniversary with their annual photography auction. Offered in the auction is this Kurt Markus photograph, which was also included in our recent Kurt Markus exhibition, “A Life in Photography”. ⁣

This auction is open now for online bidding until Thursday, May 6th with 100% of the proceeds going to Her Justice. For every $1 donated, @herjustice delivers approximately $8 of free legal services to women in need.⁣

Kurt Markus, “Tia Holland, Mirabella Magazine, Savannah, Georgia, 1994” (© Kurt Markus)⁣

#staleywise #kurtmarkus #herjustice #charity #auction #photography #fashion #fashionphotography #tiaholland #mirabella #portrait #art #fineart #gallery #soho #nyc #newyork

Her Justice, a non-profit organization which provides free legal advocacy to help women living in poverty in New York City, celebrates its 25th anniversary with their annual photography auction. Offered in the auction is this Kurt Markus photograph, which was also included in our recent Kurt Markus exhibition, “A Life in Photography”. ⁣

This auction is open now for online bidding until Thursday, May 6th with 100% of the proceeds going to Her Justice. For every $1 donated, @herjustice delivers approximately $8 of free legal services to women in need.⁣

Kurt Markus, “Tia Holland, Mirabella Magazine, Savannah, Georgia, 1994” (© Kurt Markus)⁣

#staleywise #kurtmarkus #herjustice #charity #auction #photography #fashion #fashionphotography #tiaholland #mirabella #portrait #art #fineart #gallery #soho #nyc #newyork

On the eve of the 93rd Academy Awards, Staley-Wise Gallery looks back on the Golden Age of Hollywood. These photographs ...
04/24/2021

On the eve of the 93rd Academy Awards, Staley-Wise Gallery looks back on the Golden Age of Hollywood. These photographs are included in our online exhibition “Hooray for Hollywood”, which is available to view on our website at the link in our bio.⁣

Clarence Sinclair Bull, “Mae Murray in “The Merry Widow”, 1925”⁣

Arthur Rice, “Alla Nazimova in “Camille”, 1921”⁣

Elliot Erwitt, “Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956”⁣

John Engstead, "Marlon Brando in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, 1951"⁣

Sid Avery, “Audrey Hepburn on her bike at Paramount Studios, 1957”⁣

#staleywise #hollywood #clarencesinclairbull #johnengstead #sidavery #ellioterwitt #photographer #photography #photo #maemurray #allanazimova #marlonbrando #audreyhepburn #marilynmonroe #portraiture #portrait #model #actor #actress #film #movie #cinema #oscars #academyawards

On the eve of the 93rd Academy Awards, Staley-Wise Gallery looks back on the Golden Age of Hollywood with the continuati...
04/21/2021

On the eve of the 93rd Academy Awards, Staley-Wise Gallery looks back on the Golden Age of Hollywood with the continuation of our themed online exhibitions, “Hooray for Hollywood."⁣

Work by Ted Allan, Virgil Apger, Sid Avery, Ernest Bachrach, Clarence Sinclair Bull, Robert Coburn, John Engstead, Elliot Erwitt, James Manatt, Arthur Rice, E.R. Richee, A.L. (Whitey) Schafer, Roy Schatt, Bert Stern, Phil Stern, William Walling Jr., Harvey White, and Jerome Zerbe are included.⠀⁣
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Please enjoy this exhibition on our website at the link in our bio.⁣

Unknown Photographer, "Josef von Sternberg, Maximilian Fabian, Conrad Nagel (left), Matthew Betz (behind sign), and Renee Adoree during the shooting of MGM's silent film "Exquisite Sinner", 1926”⁣

James Manatt, “Marion Davies with Camera, early 1930s”⁣

E.R. Richee, “Gary Cooper, 1934"⁣

#staleywise #hollywood #photography #JamesManatt #ERRichee #JosefvonSternberg #MaximilianFabian #ConradNagel #MatthewBetz #ReneeAdoree #MarionDavies #GaryCooper #movies #awards #portraits #portraiture #film #actor #actress #stars #photo #art #fineart #gallery #soho #nyc #oscar

Slim Aarons’ photographs epitomize a mid-20th century life of stylish leisure and continue to inspire today!⁣⁣Most recen...
04/14/2021

Slim Aarons’ photographs epitomize a mid-20th century life of stylish leisure and continue to inspire today!⁣

Most recently, the luxury cannabis brand Monogram (founded by mogul Jay-Z) re-created some of Aarons best known images in an advertising campaign photographed by Hype Williams and featuring new style stars such as Grammy-nominated artist Chika, model Slick Woods, rapper Curren$y, the chef trio Ghetto Gastro, and stylist Aleali May in Richard Neutra’s "Twin Palms” home (originally built for Frank Sinatra).⁣

In the early 2000’s Slim Aarons work was newly discovered and his first-ever exhibition opened at Staley-Wise Gallery in 2003. Aarons died in 2006, and the gallery continues to represent the photographer’s estate.⁣

1st, 3rd, and 5th photographs taken by Hype Williams for Monogram⁣

2nd: Slim Aarons, “Poolside Gossip, 1970” (© Getty Images)⁣

4th: Slim Aarons, “Keep Your Cool, 1978” (© Getty Images)⁣

6th: Slim Aarons, “Quiet Afternoon, 1980” (© Getty Images)⁣

#staleywise #slimaarons #hypewilliams #photography #photographer #photo #portrait #pool #house #luxury #glamour #landscape #gallery #soho #nyc

"If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” - Coco Chanel 💋⁣⁣These photographs are included in our online exhibition ...
04/06/2021

"If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” - Coco Chanel 💋⁣

These photographs are included in our online exhibition “Face It!”, which is available to view on our website at the link in our bio.⁣

David LaChapelle, “Amanda Lepore as Marilyn, 2003” (© David LaChapelle)⁣

Chris von Wangenheim, “Donna Jordan, 1977” (© Chris von Wangenheim Estate)⁣

Melvin Sokolsky, “Lip Streaks (Donna Mitchell), New York, 1967” (© Melvin Sokolsky)⁣

#staleywise #davidlachapelle #chrisvonwangenheim #melvinsokolsky #photography #photo #fashion #fashionphotography #portrait #face #faceit #amandalepore #donnajordan #donnamitchell #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

The exhibition "Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine” opens today at the Jewish Museum and will run until ...
04/03/2021

The exhibition "Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine” opens today at the Jewish Museum and will run until July 11, 2021.⁣

Per the exhibition’s press notes — In the after-currents of World War II, avant-garde strategies in photography and design reached the United States via European émigrés, including Bauhaus artists forced out of Nazi Germany. The unmistakable aesthetic made popular by such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue — whose art directors, Alexey Brodovitch and Alexander Liberman, were both immigrants and accomplished photographers — emerged from a distinctly American combination of innovation, inclusiveness, and pragmatism.⁣

Included in the exhibition are the two Louise Dahl-Wolfe photographs listed above. Dahl-Wolfe began her career at Harper’s Bazaar in 1936, and would go on to photograph 86 covers and thousands of editorial pages during her 20 years at the magazine. Dahl-Wolfe worked directly with editor-in-chief Carmel Snow and art director Alexey Brodovitch. She remembered that “Harper’s Bazaar in those days was so wonderful. (Snow) was responsible for making the magazine much more interesting, and less conservative, than VOGUE. Carmel had the most darling sense of humor and I sparred with her but she was also imaginative and protective and (Brodovitch) never interfered with my work either."⁣

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, “Rita Touhy on Balcony of the MoMA, 1940” (© Creative Center for Photography, University of Arizona)⁣

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, “Rubber Bathing Suit, California, 1940” (© Creative Center for Photography, University of Arizona)⁣

#staleywise #jewishmuseum #louisedahlwolfe #photography #fashionphotography #fashion #portrait #moma #bathingsuit #magazine #exhibition #gallery #soho #newyork

On the last day of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates co-owners and founders Etheleen Staley and Tako...
03/31/2021

On the last day of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates co-owners and founders Etheleen Staley and Takouhy Wise!⁣

Etheleen and “Taki" were fashion stylists when they met at an advertising agency in Manhattan and later opened Staley-Wise Gallery in Soho in 1981 with a solo exhibition of Horst P. Horst photographs. ⁣

At the time of the gallery’s founding, fashion photography was often overlooked and dismissed as commercial art. Having worked personally with a great array of art directors, designers, and photographers, and being involved in the image-making process, Taki and Etheleen were among the first to recognize the genre’s importance and to take these images seriously. The gallery’s artists have also focused on portraiture, landscape, and documentary work but all have an emphasis on style. Staley-Wise Gallery was among the very first galleries to exhibit the work of many photographers including David LaChapelle, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Arthur Elgort, Ormond Gigli, Steven Klein, Kurt Markus, Ellen von Unwerth, Melvin Sokolsky, Deborah Turbeville, and Bert Stern (among others) - and continues to do so today.⁣

Fashion photography is now widely accepted as a culturally significant genre in the field and fashion photographs are collected by and exhibited in museums worldwide.⁣

1st picture: Takouhy Wise and Etheleen Staley, 1994⁣

2nd picture: Installation view of Horst P. Horst “Shadow and Light”, 1981⁣

3rd picture: Staley-Wise invitations through the years⁣

#staleywise #womenshistorymonth #photography #fashionphotography #horst #exhibition #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

On the last day of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates co-owners and founders Etheleen Staley and Tako...
03/31/2021

On the last day of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates co-owners and founders Etheleen Staley and Takouhy Wise!⁣

Etheleen and “Taki" were fashion stylists when they met at an advertising agency in Manhattan and later opened Staley-Wise Gallery in Soho in 1981 with a solo exhibition of Horst P. Horst photographs. ⁣

At the time of the gallery’s founding, fashion photography was often overlooked and dismissed as commercial art. Having worked personally with a great array of art directors, designers, and photographers, and being involved in the image-making process, Taki and Etheleen were among the first to recognize the genre’s importance and to take these images seriously. The gallery’s artists have also focused on portraiture, landscape, and documentary work but all have an emphasis on style. Staley-Wise Gallery was among the very first galleries to exhibit the work of many photographers including David LaChapelle, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Arthur Elgort, Ormond Gigli, Steven Klein, Kurt Markus, Ellen von Unwerth, Melvin Sokolsky, Deborah Turbeville, and Bert Stern (among others) - and continues to do so today.⁣

Fashion photography is now widely accepted as a culturally significant genre in the field and fashion photographs are collected by and exhibited in museums worldwide.⁣

1st picture: Takouhy Wise and Etheleen Staley, 1994⁣

2nd picture: Installation view of Horst P. Horst “Shadow and Light”, 1981⁣

3rd picture: Staley-Wise invitations through the years⁣

#staleywise #womenshistorymonth #photography #fashionphotography #horst #exhibition #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

In honor of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery is celebrating several of our photographers throughout the month ...
03/30/2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery is celebrating several of our photographers throughout the month of March.⠀⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Louise Dahl-Wolfe was born in San Francisco and attended the California School of Design. Her interest in photography grew after meeting photographer Annie W. Brigman in 1921, and Dahl-Wolfe moved to New York in 1932. Her work was then published to acclaim in Vanity Fair, and Edward Steichen subsequently included her photographs in his vast 1937 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, alongside that of Walker Evans and Edward Weston. ⁣⁣
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After various freelance assignments for department stores, Dahl-Wolfe signed a contract with Harper’s Bazaar that was to last for over a quarter of a century. From 1936 on, Harper’s Bazaar featured her work on eighty-six covers, using over six hundred of her color photographs and thousands of her black-and-white images inside of its pages. Dahl-Wolfe worked closely with editor Carmel Snow, art director Alexey Brodovitch, and Diana Vreeland, and her photographs became a byword for exquisite color and formal sophistication as well as the representation of the energized, healthy, American outdoor girl. Her admirers included Richard Avedon, who would later say of her: “She was the bar we all measured ourselves against.”⁣⁣
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Louise Dahl-Wolfe lived many of her later years in Nashville, Tennessee and died in 1989. After her death, she was the subject of a documentary film entitled “Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Painting with Light”, which was released in 1999. A major retrospective exhibition of Louise Dahl-Wolfe photographs launched during the Photo Espana Photography Festival in Madrid in 2016, and the exhibition travelled to the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, France in 2017 and the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, England in 2018.⁣⁣
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All photographs taken by Louise Dahl-Wolfe © The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona⁣⁣
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“California Desert, 1948”⁣⁣
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“Twins at the Beach, 1955”⁣⁣
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“Dior Ballgown, Paris, 1950”⁣⁣
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“Japanese Bath, 1954"⁣⁣
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“Suzy Parker in Balenciaga with Betty Fenn along the Seine, Paris, France, 1953”⁣⁣
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“Louise Dahl-Wolfe”⁣⁣

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery is celebrating several of our photographers throughout the month ...
03/27/2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery is celebrating several of our photographers throughout the month of March.⠀⁣⁣⁣

Priscilla Rattazzi was born in Rome, studied photography at Sarah Lawrence College, and later worked as an assistant to photographer Hiro in New York. Through out the eighties, Rattazzi’s photographs appeared in magazines including The New York Times Magazine, New York, Self, VOGUE Italia, Donna, and Amica.⁣

Last year’s solo exhibition of Rattazzi’s photographs at Staley-Wise Gallery, titled “Hoodooland”, featured photographs of extraordinary landscapes of southwest Utah and the rock formations known as “hoodoos”. In the New York Times, journalist Ruth La Ferla noted that "In her improbably portrait-like photographs, Ms. Rattazzi brings to life the area’s mushroom-capped towers of sandstone, basalt and lime, imbuing them with an eerie humanity. Her work is a simultaneous homage to a magical landscape and an impassioned retort to President Donald J. Trump’s 2017 order to reduce the area’s protected lands by nearly half (47 percent).” ⁣

Rattazzi has published four books: "Best Friends”, a collection of famous and not so famous people with their dogs; “Children", a collection of photographs of children in early childhood; "Georgica Pond", a ten-year examination of a body of water on the East End of Long Island, and "Luna & Lola", the story of Rattazzi’s two dogs, a golden retriever and a miniature dachshund, woven as a metaphorical tale of family life.⁣

Priscilla Rattazzi, “Diana Vreeland” (© Priscilla Rattazzi)⁣

Priscilla Rattazzi, “Lola, Rear View Mirror, East Hampton, 2007” (© Priscilla Rattazzi)⁣

Priscilla Rattazzi, “JC Suares with Georges” (© Priscilla Rattazzi)⁣

Priscilla Rattazzi, “Stud Horse Point, 2018” (© Priscilla Rattazzi)⁣

Photo of Priscilla Rattazzi taken by Yermo Welsh⁣, 2019

#staleywise #priscillarattazzi #womenshistorymonth #photography #photographer #photo #portrait #fashion #fashionphotography #dog #landscape #hoodoo #utah #grandescalante #fineart #art #exhibition #soho #gallery #newyork #nyc

In honor of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery is celebrating several of our photographers throughout the month ...
03/26/2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Staley-Wise Gallery is celebrating several of our photographers throughout the month of March.⠀⁣⁣
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Sophie Elgort was born in New York in to a particularly creative family (her father is a photographer, her mother is an opera director, and her siblings are a filmmaker and actor, respectively). She began her career by taking pictures for fashion brands' social media accounts, just as platforms such as Instagram were becoming increasingly popular. Since then, Elgort has photographed for magazines such as Elle, Rolling Stone, Paper, Glamour, and the Financial Times as well as for brands including Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Buccellati, and Mercedes Benz. She is also the co-founder of Through Our Lens, a non-profit organization that provides access and mentorship to teen girls through photography with the goal of more inclusion and diversity within the fashion industry.⁣⁣

Sophie Elgort, “Coco and Breezy, 2011” (© Sophie Elgort)⁣⁣

Sophie Elgort, “Three Girls with Candy, Brooklyn, 2017” (© Sophie Elgort)⁣⁣
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Sophie Elgort, “Hikari in Central Park, Elle Japan, 2018” (© Sophie Elgort)⁣⁣
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Self Portrait by Sophie Elgort⁣⁣
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#staleywise #sophieelgort #womenshistorymonth #photographer #photography #photo #fashion #fashionphotography #model #colorful #portrait #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

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