Staley-Wise Gallery

Staley-Wise Gallery Fine art photography gallery, specializing in fashion photography and portraiture for over 25 years.
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Slim Aarons
Jesse Alexander
Antonio
Richard Avedon
Sid Avery
Peter Basch
Lillian Bassman
Cecil Beaton
Harry Benson
Nick Brandt
Clarence Sinclair Bull
Louise Dalh-Wolfe
Patrick Demarchelier
Andre de Dienes
Robert Doisneau
Michael Dweck
Arthur Elgort
Philippe Halsman
Toni Frissell
David Gahr
Ron Galella
Ormond Gigli
Milton Greene
Horst
Frank Horvat
Hoyningen-Huene
Hurrell
Andre Kertesz
Steven Klein


William Klein
Dan Kramer
David LaChapelle
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Erica Lennard
Kurt Markus
Herbert Matter
Sheila Metzner
Lee Miller
David Montgomery
Genevieve Naylor
Helmut Newton
Norman Parkinson
Denis Piel
Len Prince
Rico Puhlmann
Bob Richardson
Herb Ritts
W***y Rizzo
Amalie R. Rothschild
Jerry Schatzberg
Jeanloup Sieff
Melvin Sokolsky
Edward Steichen
Bert Stern
Phil Stern
John Stewart
Deborah Turbeville
Ellen von Unwerth
Chris von Wangenheim
Alfred Wertheimer
Bob Willoughby
Firooz Zahedi

Join Staley-Wise Gallery at The Photography Show 2024 presented by AIPAD at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC! We are locate...
04/11/2024

Join Staley-Wise Gallery at The Photography Show 2024 presented by AIPAD at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC! We are located at Booth C58 and the fair will be open to the public from April 26-29, 2024. Tickets can be purchased on the link in bio and we look forward to seeing you.

Our presentation will include works by:

Richard Avedon, Harry Benson, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Patrick Demarchelier, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Arthur Elgort, Pamela Hanson, William Helburn, Horst P. Horst, William Klein, David LaChapelle, Kurt Markus, Herbert Matter, Sheila Metzner, David Seidner, Rodney Smith, Melvin Sokolsky, Bert Stern, Stephanie Pfriender Stylander, Ellen von Unwerth, and Txema Yeste.

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1. Patrick Demarchelier: Linda Evangelista, Harper’s Bazaar, 1996
2. David Seidner: Lips, 1988
3. Melvin Sokolsky: Tooker Lips, New York, 1965

You can visit Staley-Wise Gallery and see Ellen von Unwerth’s “The Provocateur” exhibition until May 11, 2024!Slide 2: A...
03/29/2024

You can visit Staley-Wise Gallery and see Ellen von Unwerth’s “The Provocateur” exhibition until May 11, 2024!

Slide 2: Afterparty: Dione Tabbers and Hana Jirickova, Los Angeles, 2011

Slide 4: Invitation Only, Paris, 2007

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☔️1. Tom Palumbo: Anne St. Marie on Bike with Umbrella: Taken as a test for The Design Laboratory at the New School taug...
03/23/2024

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1. Tom Palumbo: Anne St. Marie on Bike with Umbrella: Taken as a test for The Design Laboratory at the New School taught by Alexey Brodovitch, circa 1956
2. William Helburn: Carmen Under an Umbrella, New York, 1958
3. Rodney Smith: Man with Umbrella in Boat from Behind, Capetown, South Africa

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Chris Von Wangenheim: Donna Jordan, circa 1975                 #2024
03/15/2024

Chris Von Wangenheim: Donna Jordan, circa 1975

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  from Staley-Wise Gallery!Staley-Wise Gallery was founded by Etheleen Staley and Takouhy Wise in 1981 and the gallery h...
03/08/2024

from Staley-Wise Gallery!

Staley-Wise Gallery was founded by Etheleen Staley and Takouhy Wise in 1981 and the gallery has represented Ellen von Unwerth since the mid-1990s. This picture (by Itamar Dotan Katz) was taken at the gallery last night at the celebration for von Unwerth’s 5th solo exhibition at the gallery. “The Provocateur” exhibition runs until May 11 and we look forward to seeing you here!

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Herb Ritts: Richard Gere, San Bernadino, 1979                 #2024
03/02/2024

Herb Ritts: Richard Gere, San Bernadino, 1979

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A peek in our back room at Staley-Wise Gallery 🤳                       #2024
02/23/2024

A peek in our back room at Staley-Wise Gallery 🤳

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Txema Yeste: Golden Mask, 2014                  #2024
02/23/2024

Txema Yeste: Golden Mask, 2014

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This Monday, February 19, would have been photographer William Helburn’s 100th birthday! 🎂William Helburn was at the top...
02/17/2024

This Monday, February 19, would have been photographer William Helburn’s 100th birthday! 🎂

William Helburn was at the top of his profession from the early 1950s through the 1960s, with his work appearing on the covers and 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.Staley-Wise Gallery has represented William Helburn since his first solo exhibition at the gallery in 2016, following the publication of his first monograph “William Helburn: Seventh and Madison” (Thames & Hudson) in 2014.  Helburn died in 2020.

1. Dovima as Jet Pilot, Westhampton, New York, circa 1955
2. Dovima under the El in Christian Dior, 1956
3. Suzy Parker Lips, circa 1959
4. Red Canoe: Barbara Mullen, 1957
5. Jean Patchett in Primitif Ad for Max Factor, 1956
6. Scaffold: Jean Patchett in Christian Dior, New York, 1955
7. Bill and Dovima in the Tub, during a shoot for Corday, 1958

Happy Valentine’s Day from Staley-Wise Gallery ❤️💜🧡💛💚💙1. Daniel Kramer: Bob Dylan Lifted by Joan Baez, Party after Linco...
02/14/2024

Happy Valentine’s Day from Staley-Wise Gallery ❤️💜🧡💛💚💙

1. Daniel Kramer: Bob Dylan Lifted by Joan Baez, Party after Lincoln Center Concert, New York, 1964

2. David LaChapelle: The Greatest of These is Love, Los Angeles, 2007

3. Kurt Markus: VOGUE Hommes, Paris, France, 1991

4. Rodney Smith: Edythe and Andrew Kissing on Top of Taxis, New York City, NY, 2008

5. Priscilla Rattazzi: The Kiss, East Hampton, 2009

6. Arthur Elgort: Liya Kebede and Andre 3000, VOGUE US, 2005

7. Robert Doisneau: Le Ruban de la Mariee, 1951

8. Stephanie Pfriender Stylander: Visions - Kate Moss + Marcus Schenkenberg, Harper’s Bazaar Uomo, New York, 1992

9. Helmut Newton: Rich Girls, Bordighera, Italy, 1982

10. William Helburn: Valentine: Jean Patchett, 1955

“When the Beatles stormed America, I was with them”. - Harry BensonSixty years later, the legendary photographer tells V...
01/18/2024

“When the Beatles stormed America, I was with them”. - Harry Benson

Sixty years later, the legendary photographer tells Vanity Fair magazine about his 1964 adventures with the band. Read in the February 2024 issue or click on the link in our bio.

Photograph by Harry Benson: The Beatles Arriving at JFK Airport in New York on February 7, 1964

We’re pleased to announce that our Slim Aarons exhibition will be extended until February 10, 2024!This is Aarons’ fourt...
01/17/2024

We’re pleased to announce that our Slim Aarons exhibition will be extended until February 10, 2024!

This is Aarons’ fourth solo exhibition at Staley-Wise after his first-ever exhibition at the gallery in 2003, only 3 years before his death. Several of the photographs in this exhibition were recently discovered in his archive and have never been seen before.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Photograph by Slim Aarons: Bahamas Speed Week, Nassau, 1963 (© Getty Images)

12/22/2023
Happy Thanksgiving from Staley-Wise Gallery!The gallery will be closed November 23 - 27, 2023.Our new Slim Aarons exhibi...
11/22/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from Staley-Wise Gallery!

The gallery will be closed November 23 - 27, 2023.

Our new Slim Aarons exhibition, “The Good Life”, will open at the gallery at 6:00 pm on November 29 and we look forward to seeing you here!

Photograph by Horst. P Horst: Still Life, New York, 1946

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Happy Halloween from Staley-Wise Gallery ! 🎃 👺1. Slim Aarons: Safari Party, 19502. Ellen von Unwerth: Emma de Caunes, Fr...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from Staley-Wise Gallery ! 🎃 👺

1. Slim Aarons: Safari Party, 1950

2. Ellen von Unwerth: Emma de Caunes, French Pl***oy 2009

3. Rodney Smith: Shirley in an Eagle’s Mask, Sweden’s Landing, New York, 2003

4. David LaChapelle: David Bowie with Masks, 1995

5. Arthur Elgort: American Splendor, VOGUE, 2003

6. Victor Demarchelier: Temperance, Harper’s Bazaar, 2013

     

Staley-Wise Gallery is pleased to announce our next exhibition, "Slim Aarons: The Good Life".  The exhibition will open ...
10/28/2023

Staley-Wise Gallery is pleased to announce our next exhibition, "Slim Aarons: The Good Life". The exhibition will open at the gallery with a reception on November 29, 2023 (6-8 pm) and will be available to view until January 24, 2024.

The photographs of Slim Aarons are so closely associated with “the good life” that Aarons’ name is now shorthand itself for luxury, privilege, and style.

In the introduction to his 2003 book "Once Upon a Time", Aarons said “I believe in fairy tales. For six decades I have concentrated on photographing attractive people who were doing attractive things in attractive places.” Ironically, the beginning of Aarons’ life was anything but a fairy tale, and his sunny and escapist images were a rejection of the terrors of war and familial heartbreak that he was all too familiar with. As a precursor to social media’s promotion of the perennial perfect moment, Aarons’ photographs are aspirational yet nostalgic.

This is Aarons’ fourth solo exhibition at Staley-Wise after his first-ever exhibition at the gallery in 2003, only 3 years before his death. Several of the photographs in this exhibition were recently discovered in his archive and have never been seen before.

This exhibition coincides with the publication of "Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection" (, 2023), the first book to consider the entirety of his life and career – from World War II through the 1990’s. It was written by Shawn Waldron with contributions by Lesley Blume, Laura Hawk, Nick Foulkes, and Maria Cooper Janis.

1. Pop and Society: Marianne Faithful, Desmond Guinness, and Mick Jagger at Leixlip Castle, Ireland, 1968
2. Lake Tahoe Trip: Young woen canoeing at Zephyr Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, USA, 1959
3. Skiing Waiters, Stowe, Vermont, 1962
4. Mittersill Airport, Austria, 1958

Slim Aarons © Getty Images

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Photograph by Kurt Markus: Oro Ranch, Prescott, AZ, 1986                       #2023
10/13/2023

Photograph by Kurt Markus: Oro Ranch, Prescott, AZ, 1986

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Staley-Wise Gallery is now open from 11 am until 5 pm on Tuesday through Saturday and our new Rodney Smith exhibition (t...
09/16/2023

Staley-Wise Gallery is now open from 11 am until 5 pm on Tuesday through Saturday and our new Rodney Smith exhibition (the artist’s first in New York) is available for you to see at the gallery and on our website until November 4, 2023.

We also welcome you to join us at the gallery from 6-8 pm on September 28 to celebrate the exhibition and the new book “Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith”.

Rodney Smith (1947–2016) was born in New York City. Smith rejected the commercialism of his father, founder of Anne Klein and Pierre Cardin, to earn a Master’s degree in Theology from Yale University while studying photography under Walker Evans. In the late 1970’s, Smith began perfecting his technique and developing his style as he photographed a diverse mix of cultures around the world. By the mid-1990s, his editorial clients included The New York Times, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, Departures and New York Magazine and he photographed the advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Ralph Lauren and Paul Stuart, among others. After Smith’s death in 2016, his wife Leslie Smolan became Executive Director of The Estate of Rodney Smith, which is dedicated to preserving and sharing his archive with audiences around the world. Six books of Smith’s work have been produced, most recently including Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith, which was published by Getty Publications and written by Paul Martineau. This follows the J. Paul Getty Museum’s acquisition of ten Rodney Smith photographs for the museum’s permanent collection. Rodney Smith’s work is also included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, and the Princeton University Art Museum, among others.

We look forward to seeing you here!

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Today is the VIP Opening of the inaugural  New York which will be held at the Javits Center in New York City through Sep...
09/07/2023

Today is the VIP Opening of the inaugural New York which will be held at the Javits Center in New York City through September 10! Tickets to the fair can be purchased at the link above.

In addition to the David LaChapelle and Len Prince works shown above, our fair presentation will include a diverse selection of works by Peter Beard, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Michael Dweck, Arthur Elgort, Horst P. Horst, Kali, Steven Klein, Rodney Smith, Bert Stern, Ellen von Unwerth, and Txema Yeste.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Booth 166
PhotoFairs New York
Javits Center
429 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

through September 10, 2023

Slide 1. Photograph by David LaChapelle: After The Deluge: Statue (The End of All We Knew), Los Angeles, 2007

Slide 3. Photograph by Len Prince: Empire State Building (Motion Landscape), New York, 2001

Staley-Wise Gallery will be closed August 26 - September 4, 2023 for our summer holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, Sep...
08/25/2023

Staley-Wise Gallery will be closed August 26 - September 4, 2023 for our summer holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 5 and look forward to seeing you!

Photograph by Howard Schatz: Underwater Study 2250, 2003

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There is only one day left to see the exhibition “WHO’S WHO” at Staley-Wise Gallery! The exhibition closes at 5:00 pm on...
08/17/2023

There is only one day left to see the exhibition “WHO’S WHO” at Staley-Wise Gallery! The exhibition closes at 5:00 pm on August 18.

We enjoyed all of our guests who visited and enthusiastically guessed the subjects in photographs by Peter Basch, Gilles Bensimon, Harry Benson, André de Dienes, Arthur Elgort, Sophie Elgort, Abe Frajndlich, Ron Galella, Milton Greene, Philippe Halsman, Daniel Kramer, David LaChapelle, Lee Lockwood, John Loengard, Michael O'Neill, Anton Perich, Stephanie Pfriender Stylander, Edward Quinn, Herb Ritts, Jack Robinson, Jerry Schatzberg, Mark Seliger, Sam Shaw, Peggy Sirota, Bert Stern, Phil Stern, Deborah Turbeville, Ellen von Unwerth, Alfred Wertheimer, and Bob Willoughby.

Our upcoming Rodney Smith exhibition will open in September and we look forward to seeing you here!

“The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.”Celebrities are instantly recogn...
08/14/2023

“The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.”

Celebrities are instantly recognizable - or are they? Staley-Wise Gallery will continue to post photographs from our current WHO’S WHO exhibition at the gallery and hope you’ll guess who the subjects are in the comments below!

The exhibition will be available to see until August 18 and we look forward to seeing you here.

Photograph above by Harry Benson.

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“A party without a cake is just a meeting.”Celebrities are instantly recognizable - or are they? Staley-Wise Gallery wil...
08/10/2023

“A party without a cake is just a meeting.”

Celebrities are instantly recognizable - or are they? Staley-Wise Gallery will continue to post photographs from our current WHO’S WHO exhibition at the gallery and hope you’ll guess who the subjects are in the comments below!

The exhibition will be available to see until August 18 and we look forward to seeing you here.

Photograph above by Lee Lockwood.

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These photographs are part of our online exhibition “OUT and ABOUT”, which is available to see on our website and at the...
08/08/2023

These photographs are part of our online exhibition “OUT and ABOUT”, which is available to see on our website and at the link in bio.

Slide 1. Photograph by Abe Frajndlich: Statues at home of Horst. P. Horst, Oyster Bay, New York, 1988

Slide 2. Photograph by Len Prince: Three Wrestlers, Puerto Rico, 1992

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Photograph by Herb Ritts: P*e Wee Herman on Horse, Los Angeles, 1987                           #2023
07/31/2023

Photograph by Herb Ritts: P*e Wee Herman on Horse, Los Angeles, 1987

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Priscilla Rattazzi’s new book “Three Lindens” includes thirteen photographs and two essays by the artist and is a tender...
07/27/2023

Priscilla Rattazzi’s new book “Three Lindens” includes thirteen photographs and two essays by the artist and is a tender farewell to the three majestic trees on her former property in East Hampton. Since she moved in to the home in 1989 with her husband, Rattazzi raised her family and continued her artistic career by publishing several books and opening exhibitions of her photography. She later moved out of the home in 2021 after her divorce. The trees on the storied property bore witness to it all, and as Rattazzi noted when she drove away from her home for the last time, “I hoped I would be as resilient as they are.”

Priscilla Rattazzi will give an artist’s talk and sign copies of "Three Lindens” at 11 am on July 29 at the Peter Marino Art Foundation on Job’s Lane in Southampton. The Peter Marino Foundation will also exhibit Rattazzi’s work from this series through the summer. The book is also being sold at the Foundation, as well as at the Monogram Shop on Newtown Lane in East Hampton and the Marders Garden Shop on Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton.

1. Photograph by Priscilla Rattazzi: Hurricane Bob, East Hampton, 1991 (© Priscilla Rattazzi)

2. Photograph by Oberto Gili: Priscilla Rattazzi, Briar Patch, 2006 (© Town & Country and Hearst Publications)

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“My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.”Celebrities are instantly recognizable - or ar...
07/25/2023

“My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.”

Celebrities are instantly recognizable - or are they? Staley-Wise Gallery will continue to post photographs from our current WHO’S WHO exhibition at the gallery and hope you’ll guess who the subjects are in the comments below!

The exhibition will be available to see until August 18 and we look forward to seeing you here.

Photograph above by Anton Perich.

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“The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.”Celebrities are instantly recognizable - or ...
07/21/2023

“The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.”

Celebrities are instantly recognizable - or are they? Staley-Wise Gallery will continue to post photographs from our current WHO’S WHO exhibition at the gallery and hope you’ll guess who the subjects are in the comments below!

The exhibition will be available to see until August 18 and we look forward to seeing you here.

Photograph above by David LaChapelle.

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We’re pleased to announce Rodney Smith’s first exhibition in New York, which will open at the gallery on September 15 an...
07/19/2023

We’re pleased to announce Rodney Smith’s first exhibition in New York, which will open at the gallery on September 15 and close on November 4, 2023. A reception and book signing with Paul Martineau, Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and Leslie Smolan, Smith’s wife and the executive director of the artist’s estate, will be from 6 pm until 8 pm on September 28, 2023 and copies of the new book “Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith” will be available for sale at the gallery.

The exhibition reflects a marriage of precise order and geometry with surrealism and eccentricity. Martineau describes Smith’s work “Like Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, his photographs lead us down the rabbit hole to a fantastical place that is just beyond our reach.” Armed with recurring props including bowler hats, topiaries, bicycles, and staircases while sharing stylistic themes with René Magritte, Andrew Wyeth, and Tim Burton, Smith’s photographs encompass a carefully crafted world that is somehow both solemn and whimsical - and uniquely his own.

  Rodney Smith (1947–2016) was born in New York City. By the mid-1990s, Smith's editorial clients included The New York Times, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, Departures and New York Magazine and he photographed the advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Ralph Lauren and Paul Stuart, among others. Six books of Smith’s work have been produced, most recently including "Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith", which was published by Getty Publications and written by Paul Martineau. This follows the J. Paul Getty Museum’s acquisition of ten Rodney Smith photographs for the museum’s permanent collection. Rodney Smith’s work is also included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, and the Princeton University Art Museum, among others.

Photograph above by Rodney Smith: Nadine Leaping No. 2, Paris, France, 2004

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