Staley-Wise Gallery

Staley-Wise Gallery Fine art photography gallery, specializing in fashion photography and portraiture for over 25 years. We will be closed for the summer holiday from August 30 - September 6, 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

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed away yesterday at the age of 80. In his obituary featured in The New Yor...
08/25/2021

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed away yesterday at the age of 80. In his obituary featured in The New York Times, Gavin Edwards writes:⁣

"Reserved, dignified and dapper, Mr. Watts was never as flamboyant, either onstage or off, as most of his rock-star peers […] He was content to be one of the finest rock drummers of his generation, playing with a jazz-inflected swing that made the band’s titanic success possible. As the Stones guitarist Keith Richards said in his 2010 autobiography, “Life,” “Charlie Watts has always been the bed that I lie on musically.”⁣

Jerry Schatzberg, “The Rolling Stones, "Aftermath", New York, 1966” (© Jerry Schatzberg)⁣

#staleywise #jerryschatzberg #therollingstones #charliewatts #photography #music #musician #portrait #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed away yesterday at the age of 80. In his obituary featured in The New York Times, Gavin Edwards writes:⁣

"Reserved, dignified and dapper, Mr. Watts was never as flamboyant, either onstage or off, as most of his rock-star peers […] He was content to be one of the finest rock drummers of his generation, playing with a jazz-inflected swing that made the band’s titanic success possible. As the Stones guitarist Keith Richards said in his 2010 autobiography, “Life,” “Charlie Watts has always been the bed that I lie on musically.”⁣

Jerry Schatzberg, “The Rolling Stones, "Aftermath", New York, 1966” (© Jerry Schatzberg)⁣

#staleywise #jerryschatzberg #therollingstones #charliewatts #photography #music #musician #portrait #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Staley-Wise Gallery will be closed August 30 - September 6, 2021. ⁣⁣As of September 7th, the gallery will be open Tuesda...
08/24/2021

Staley-Wise Gallery will be closed August 30 - September 6, 2021. ⁣

As of September 7th, the gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM - 5PM.⁣

We look forward to seeing you!⁣

Pamela Hanson, “Harbor Island Dock, 1989” (© Pamela Hanson)⁣

#staleywise #pamelahanson #photography #photographer #blackandwhitephotography #summer #water #ocean #swimming #art #fineart #art #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Staley-Wise Gallery will be closed August 30 - September 6, 2021. ⁣

As of September 7th, the gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM - 5PM.⁣

We look forward to seeing you!⁣

Pamela Hanson, “Harbor Island Dock, 1989” (© Pamela Hanson)⁣

#staleywise #pamelahanson #photography #photographer #blackandwhitephotography #summer #water #ocean #swimming #art #fineart #art #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

We are pleased to announce “KALI”, the first major exhibition by the photographer Kali. The exhibition will open at the ...
08/20/2021

We are pleased to announce “KALI”, the first major exhibition by the photographer Kali. The exhibition will open at the gallery on Thursday, September 30th and run through December 4, 2021.⁣⁣
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Joan Marie Yarusso left her home and family in Long Island, New York for a new life among the hippie counterculture of California – and a new identity as “Kali”. While Kali had studied art and photography previously, no one knows exactly when and how her artistic practice and style developed. She began using an improvised darkroom in the bathroom of her Palm Springs home to print 16x20 inch photographs of her friends, pets, children and their friends (including a young Cindy Sherman), and surroundings. Late into the night, Kali then used dyes, screens, and organic material in the swimming pool to layer moody and psychedelic abstractions over the photographs and dried the textured prints in the desert sun. ⁣

The social and political turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s encouraged a more experimental artistic counterculture in the Los Angeles area. Kali was a prolific pioneer of this alternative photography and her vibrant images marry a bohemian sensuality indicative of the time period and her lifestyle with a more emotional spontaneity. In the 1970’s, Kali continued her practice with the Polaroid camera. Instead of manipulating the Polaroid prints, she used multiple exposures and projections of light in camera to startling, eerie effect – particularly on a series of haunting self-portraits.⁣

Soon after Kali’s death in 2019, the collection was organized and archived by her daughter Susan and Kali’s former son-in-law, photographer Len Prince. The many years of Kali’s once-hidden artistic life have culminated in the Emory University’s acquisition of the majority of her archive, an upcoming retrospective at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio in Spring 2022, and a new four-volume book survey published by powerHouse.⁣

We look forward to seeing you here!⁣

Kali, “Paul with Mosquito, Palm Springs, CA, 1968”⁣
Kali, “Clockwork Orange 2, Palm Springs, CA, 1970” ⁣
Kali, “Abstract Striped Face, Palm Springs, CA, 1968”⁣

#staleywise #kali

Happy Birthday to Madonna! The performer, fashion icon, film director, activist, and mother turns 63 today.⁣⁣This photog...
08/16/2021

Happy Birthday to Madonna! The performer, fashion icon, film director, activist, and mother turns 63 today.⁣

This photograph was taken by Herb Ritts, Madonna’s friend and frequent collaborator, and was featured on the cover album art of her single “Dear Jessie” in 1989.⁣

"The first time I met Herb was on the set of 'Desparately Seeking Susan' and he put a pair of underwear on my head. I soon moved to Los Angeles and ran in to Herb again, and he suggested that we work together again. And that is when I got ‘Herbified’. And that was the beginning of an incredibly long and fruitful working relationship. But it was also the beginning of a great friendship. He will always hold a very special place in my heart, and he became like a brother to me. I love the pictures that he took of me throughout the years and later the pictures he took of my children - simple, straightforward and beautiful - like Herb.” - Madonna⁣

Herb Ritts, “Madonna, Tokyo, 1987” (© Herb Ritts Foundation)⁣

#staleywise #herbritts #madonna #photography #photograph #fashion #fashionphotography #music #musician #singer #idol #icon #film #art #fineart #gallery #staleywisegallery #soho #nyc #newyork

Happy Birthday to Madonna! The performer, fashion icon, film director, activist, and mother turns 63 today.⁣

This photograph was taken by Herb Ritts, Madonna’s friend and frequent collaborator, and was featured on the cover album art of her single “Dear Jessie” in 1989.⁣

"The first time I met Herb was on the set of 'Desparately Seeking Susan' and he put a pair of underwear on my head. I soon moved to Los Angeles and ran in to Herb again, and he suggested that we work together again. And that is when I got ‘Herbified’. And that was the beginning of an incredibly long and fruitful working relationship. But it was also the beginning of a great friendship. He will always hold a very special place in my heart, and he became like a brother to me. I love the pictures that he took of me throughout the years and later the pictures he took of my children - simple, straightforward and beautiful - like Herb.” - Madonna⁣

Herb Ritts, “Madonna, Tokyo, 1987” (© Herb Ritts Foundation)⁣

#staleywise #herbritts #madonna #photography #photograph #fashion #fashionphotography #music #musician #singer #idol #icon #film #art #fineart #gallery #staleywisegallery #soho #nyc #newyork

Happy Birthday to the legendary photographer Horst P. Horst, who would have been 115 tomorrow!⁣⁣Staley-Wise Gallery’s fi...
08/13/2021

Happy Birthday to the legendary photographer Horst P. Horst, who would have been 115 tomorrow!⁣

Staley-Wise Gallery’s first exhibition was a solo show of Horst photographs titled “Shadow and Light” at the inaugural space at 111 Wooster Street in Soho, New York, marking a new appreciation of fashion photography as an art form. The inaugural exhibition has been revisited 40 years later in the gallery's most recent exhibition, “Horst P. Horst / George Hoyningen-Huene.”⁣

Born in 1906 into a conventional German family, Horst left for Paris and began an apprenticeship with the great architect Le Corbusier. He then met the gifted photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene and became his lover and lifelong friend. Horst lived between Paris and New York until the outbreak of World War II, during which he served in the United States Army. Afterwards, he continued his career at Condé Nast, working with famed editors such as Alexander Liberman and Diana Vreeland, and for over 60 years he photographed fashion, interiors, and every artistic, political, and social figure of note. A master of light and shadow, Horst’s love of classical architecture, sculpture, and surrealism figure prominently in much of his work.⁣

Cecil Beaton was a colleague of Horst’s at VOGUE magazine. Shown above are Beaton’s photograph of Horst in front of Horst’s own portrait by Christian Bérard in 1949, as well as a photograph of Horst shooting a n**e in 1982 which was taken by photographer Ed Pfizenmaier (who began his career as an assistant for both Horst and Beaton).⁣

#staleywise #horst #horstphorst #photography #photographer #fashion #fashionphotography #cecilbeaton #edpfizenmaier #art #fineart #staleywisegallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Ellen von Unwerth, “Bathing Beauties II, Paris, 1992” (© Ellen von Unwerth)⁣⁣#staleywise #ellenvonunwerth #staffpick #mi...
08/09/2021

Ellen von Unwerth, “Bathing Beauties II, Paris, 1992” (© Ellen von Unwerth)⁣

#staleywise #ellenvonunwerth #staffpick #michellespick #photography #photograph #fashion #fashionphotography #pool #water #swimsuit #model #bathing #gallery #art #fineart #soho #newyork #nyc

Ellen von Unwerth, “Bathing Beauties II, Paris, 1992” (© Ellen von Unwerth)⁣

#staleywise #ellenvonunwerth #staffpick #michellespick #photography #photograph #fashion #fashionphotography #pool #water #swimsuit #model #bathing #gallery #art #fineart #soho #newyork #nyc

We are pleased to announce that our current exhibition, “Horst P. Horst / George Hoyningen-Huene” has been extended unti...
07/30/2021

We are pleased to announce that our current exhibition, “Horst P. Horst / George Hoyningen-Huene” has been extended until August 13, 2021. We look forward to seeing you here!⁣

George Hoyningen-Huene, "Lelong Beachwear with Horst and models, 1929" (© George Hoyningen-Huene Estate Archives)⁣

#staleywise #georgehoyningenhuene #photography #photographer #photograph #bathing #swim #swimsuit #beach #beachwear #model #fashion #fashionphotography #parkavenue #newyork #nyc #soho #exhibition #gallery

The 32nd Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan kicked off with the Opening Ceremony today!  Staley-Wise Gallery continues...
07/23/2021

The 32nd Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan kicked off with the Opening Ceremony today! Staley-Wise Gallery continues our series of themed online exhibitions with “Ready, Set, Go”, celebrating the world of sports and athletics. Work by Slim Aarons, Harry Benson, Andre de Dienes, Max Dupain, Arthur Elgort, Pamela Hanson, Martha Holmes, George Kalinsky, David LaChapelle, James Manatt, Kurt Markus, Steve McCurry, Norman Parkinson, Vincent Peters, Herb Ritts, Howard Schatz, Lawrence Schiller, and Ellen von Unwerth is included.⁣⁣
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Please enjoy this exhibition on our website at the link in our bio.⁣⁣
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Harry Benson, “Celtics vs. Rangers, Glasgow Scotland, 1971” (© Harry Benson)⁣⁣
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Lawrence Schiller, “Water Polo Players 02, Olympic Trials, Los Angeles, 1964” (© Lawrence Schiller)⁣
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Steve McCurry, “Monks Play Football, Burma, 2010” (© Steve McCurry)⁣⁣
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#staleywise #readysetgo #onlineexhibition #harrybenson #lawrenceschiller #stevemccurry #photography #sports #fashion #fashionphotography #photograph #model #swim #pool #soccer #football #scotland #waterpolo #olympic #🥇#athletics #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Staley-Wise Gallery continues our series of themed online exhibitions with “Ready, Set, Go”, celebrating the world of sp...
07/20/2021

Staley-Wise Gallery continues our series of themed online exhibitions with “Ready, Set, Go”, celebrating the world of sports and the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Work by Slim Aarons, Harry Benson, Andre de Dienes, Max Dupain, Arthur Elgort, Pamela Hanson, Martha Holmes, George Kalinsky, David LaChapelle, James Manatt, Kurt Markus, Steve McCurry, Norman Parkinson, Vincent Peters, Herb Ritts, Howard Schatz, Lawrence Schiller, and Ellen von Unwerth is included.⁣⁣
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Please enjoy this exhibition on our website at the link in our bio.⁣⁣
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David LaChapelle, “Orange Crush, 2003” (© David LaChapelle)⁣⁣
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Herb Ritts, “Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Olympic Three-time Gold Medalist), Point Dume, 1987” (© Herb Ritts Foundation)⁣
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Pamela Hanson, “Nadja II, Paris, 1994” (© Pamela Hanson)⁣⁣
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#staleywise #readysetgo #onlineexhibition #davidlachapelle #herbritts #pamelahanson #photography #sports #fashion #fashionphotography #photograph #model #surf #swim #pool #water #beach #olympic #🥇 #run #track #weightlifting #gym #athletics #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Howard Schatz, “Underwater Study 3222, 2011” (© Howard Schatz)⁣⁣#staleywise #howardschatz #staffpick #michellespick #dre...
07/16/2021

Howard Schatz, “Underwater Study 3222, 2011” (© Howard Schatz)⁣

#staleywise #howardschatz #staffpick #michellespick #dress #model #underwater #color #bright #water #fashion #photography #fashionphotography #photographer #photo #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Howard Schatz, “Underwater Study 3222, 2011” (© Howard Schatz)⁣

#staleywise #howardschatz #staffpick #michellespick #dress #model #underwater #color #bright #water #fashion #photography #fashionphotography #photographer #photo #art #fineart #gallery #soho #newyork #nyc

Three works from Priscilla Rattazzi’s “Hoodooland” series, which were originally exhibited last year at Staley-Wise Gall...
07/12/2021

Three works from Priscilla Rattazzi’s “Hoodooland” series, which were originally exhibited last year at Staley-Wise Gallery, are included in a special installation of women photographers at the newly-opened Peter Marino Foundation. Rattazzi’s work is included alongside Diane Arbus, Vanessa Beecroft, Sarah Charlesworth, Candida Hofer, Karine Laval, Louise Lawler, Vera Lutter, Jean Pagliuso, Cindy Sherman, and Pola Sieverding.⁣

Rattazzi’s photographs depict the the majestic and barren landscapes near Lake Powell and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, an area which was opened to mining and drilling in 2017 but has now been recommended for environmental protections by the current administration.⁣

The Peter Marino Art Foundation (PMAF) is now open to the public at 11 Jobs Lane in Southampton, New York. The culmation of over 40 years of collecting, the foundation features an eclectic mix of decorative and fine art acquired around the world in the former Rogers Memorial Library and the previous home of the Parrish Art Museum.⁣

Photographs 1-4, courtesy Priscilla Rattazzi (Star Wars Hoodoo, Wahweap, Utah, 2018; Stud Horse Point, 2018; and Sandstone Slope, Wahweap, Utah, 2018)⁣

5th photograph by Adrian Gaut, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal Magazine⁣

#staleywise #priscillarattazzi #petermarino #petermarinoartfoundation #pmaf #photography #photograph #landscape #hoodoos #utah #grandstaircaseescalante #lakepowell #environment #environmental #art #fineart #gallery #southampton #newyork

07/09/2021

A full video with actors playing the voices of Jean Patchett and her collaborators celebrating the book "American Goddess: Jean Patchett” (powerHouse Books) can be seen at Lilly Global Media’s YouTube channel. ⁣
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Jean Patchett was one of the most famous models in the world and was photographed by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Jerry Schatzberg, Horst P. Horst, and William Helburn in some of fashion’s most famous photographs. “American Goddess" captures Patchett's career in a biographical essay and explores its scope in 120 editorial and advertising images from VOGUE, Glamour, and Harper’s Bazaar —some iconic, some personal, and some that have never been seen before. ⁣

Photographs seen in the clip above by William Helburn, Toni Frissell, and Clifford Coffin, among others.⁣

© Lilly Global Media⁣

Writer & Producer - Robert Lilly ⁣
Editor - Julie Kreinik⁣
Camera - David Heinlein⁣
Voice Actors - Cecil Archbold, John Henry Krause, Lois Allen Lilly ⁣
Music Composed & Performed by Jason Lilly (drums) and Kailey Zercher (bass)⁣

#staleywise #jeanpatchett #americangoddess #powerhousebooks #lillyglobalmedia #photography #fashion #fashionphotography #model #tonifrissell #cliffordcoffin #irvingpenn #richardavedon #louisedahlwolfe #jerryschatzberg #horstphorst #williamhelburn #gallery #soho #nyc⁣

The exhibition “The New Woman Behind the Camera” opens today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will run through Octo...
07/02/2021

The exhibition “The New Woman Behind the Camera” opens today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will run through October 3, 2021 before then traveling to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.⁣

The exhibition explores how women emerged as the driving force in modern photography from the 1920s to the 1950s, and examines how women brought their own perspectives to artistic experimentation, studio portraiture, fashion and advertising work, scenes of urban life, ethnography, and photojournalism, profoundly shaping the medium during a time of tremendous social and political change. ⁣

Examples of the Toni Frissell and Genevieve Naylor photographs listed above are included in the exhibition and available to view at Staley-Wise Gallery.⁣

GENEVIEVE NAYLOR (1915-1989) was one of the first female photojournalists hired by the Associated Press, and her work appeared in magazines as varied as TIME, LIFE, VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan. Her photographs of Brazil on assignment for the State Department were also featured in a rare solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1945, an exhibition which would later tour across the country.⁣

TONI FRISSELL (1907-1988) apprenticed with photographer Cecil Beaton before embarking on her own career with VOGUE and Harper’s Bazaar in the 1930s. She later volunteered her services to the American Red Cross and later became the official photographer of the Women’s Army Reserve, where her moving photographs were used to encourage public support for women and African Americans in the military. Frissell later became the first female staff photographer for Sports Illustrated magazine in 1953 and she remained one of the few female sports photographers for several decades.⁣

Genevieve Naylor, “Models wearing suits by Carolyn Schnurer, 1945-1946“ (© Genevieve Naylor Estate)⁣

Toni Frissell, “Untitled (Boy seated in wreckage of building after a bombing raid of London during World War II), 1945“ (© Library of Congress)⁣

#staleywise #genevievenaylor #tonifrissell #metropolitanmuseumofart #NewWomanPhotographers #Nationalgalleryofart

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