Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Bruce Silverstein Gallery Bruce Silverstein Gallery is a contemporary art gallery specializing in photography. ARTISTS: Bernd and Hilla Becher Erwin Blumenfeld Constantin Brancusi Marie Cosindas Mishka Henner Todd Hido Nicolai Howalt Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard Estate of André Kertész Alfred Leslie Nathan Lyons Shinichi Maruyama Daido Moriyama Estate of Lisette Model The Barbara Morgan Archive Eileen Neff Max Neumann Marvin E.
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Newman The Frank Paulin Archive Larry Silver Aaron Siskind Foundation Keith Smith Rosalind Solomon Frederick & Frances Sommer Foundation Trine Søndergaard Brea Souders Alfred Stieglitz Marjan Teeuwen Penelope Umbrico Joel-Peter Witkin Michael Wolf John Wood

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@breasouders - The @nytimes asked its 15 Opinion columnists and 10 visual artists to respond to the question “What Have ...
10/30/2020

@breasouders - The @nytimes asked its 15 Opinion columnists and 10 visual artists to respond to the question “What Have We Lost" during the past four years and what is at stake. @breasouders says: “I contributed an artwork and text for this piece, along with Danielle Bowman, Marcel Dzama, Jenny Holzer, Leo Jung, Bobby C. Martin, Cleon Peterson, Raymond Pettibon, Farah Al Qasimi and Hank Willis Thomas. Online today and in print this Sunday. Please get out and VOTE IN PERSON!!!” #breasouders #whathavewelost #nyt #newyorktimes #opinion #photography#art #response #vote #2020

"There is a primitive signature in these grounded silhouettes, like contemporary cave drawings stamped onto ground and l...
07/14/2020

"There is a primitive signature in these grounded silhouettes, like contemporary cave drawings stamped onto ground and left as evidence for our speculation. The pictures illustrate evidence of their own makings, shadows of their original authors out in the natural world. But when we look at these pictures, we inevitably see ourselves, costumed, performing, taking on fantastical identities rooted in archetypal imagination."
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Brea Souders' "Vistas" is featured on @lensculture today, accompanied by a wonderful piece written by @gregoryeddijones
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#breasouders #vistas #gregoryeddijones #brucesilverstein #landscape #photography #manipulation #imagination @ New York, New York

Bruce Silverstein Gallery welcomes The Bill Cunningham FoundationIt is with great honor that the Bruce Silverstein Galle...
07/02/2020

Bruce Silverstein Gallery welcomes The Bill Cunningham Foundation

It is with great honor that the Bruce Silverstein Gallery announces exclusive international representation of the Bill Cunningham Foundation photographic archive. Cunningham was a documentarian of fashion for over half a century, and his photographs are informed by a lifelong passion for style. Part of the fabric of the ever-changing metropolis of New York City, Cunningham was renowned for his ability to spot and photograph fashion trends at their inception. Singular in the history of fashion photography, Cunningham reinvented the genre and embraced straightforward images taken on the city streets, as opposed to the use of posed models. Due to his fastidious approach to image making, and devotion to his craft, Bill Cunningham created an extraordinary body of work that not only captured the history of fashion, but also the zeitgeist of his time.

https://mailchi.mp/brucesilverstein/bill-cunningham

We stand in solidarity with all those against police brutality and racial inequality. Adger Cowans, Self Reflection in W...
06/01/2020

We stand in solidarity with all those against police brutality and racial inequality. Adger Cowans, Self Reflection in Water, 1962. #blacklivesmatter

And what is more generous than a window? (1) Daido Moriyama, View from the Laboratory, 20089; (2) Louis Draper, Untitled...
05/13/2020

And what is more generous than a window? (1) Daido Moriyama, View from the Laboratory, 20089; (2) Louis Draper, Untitled, c. 1960s; (3) André Kertész, March 10, 1977; (4) W. Eugene Smith, from As from My Window I sometimes Glance..., 1957-1958
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#daidomoriyama #louisdraper #andrekertesz #weugenesmith #photography #window #laboratory #newyork #newyorkcity #brucesilverstein #quarantine #gaze #glance @ New York, New York

So exciting to see Rosalind Fox Solomon’s images from "Got to Go” featured in Little Fires Everywhere on @hulu! They wer...
05/08/2020

So exciting to see Rosalind Fox Solomon’s images from "Got to Go” featured in Little Fires Everywhere on @hulu! They were used as examples of the character Pauline Hawthorne’s photographs. Nearly jumped out of my seat seeing these on the screen.
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#littlefireseverywhere #rosalindsolomon #rosalindfoxsolomon #hulu #kerrywashington #reesewitherspoon #gottogo #mack #paulinehawthorne @ New York, New York

My head’s a carousel of pictures and the spinning never stops. (1) Garry Winogrand, Untitled (Fort Worth Rodeo), c. 1974...
05/05/2020

My head’s a carousel of pictures and the spinning never stops. (1) Garry Winogrand, Untitled (Fort Worth Rodeo), c. 1974-1977; (2) Frank Paulin, Carousel, New Orleans, 1952; (3) Man Ray, Boulevard Montparnasse, 1923
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#manray #frankpaulin #garrywinogrand #carousel #west #wildwest #rodeo #fortworth #neworleans #photogram #Rayograph #pictures #photographs #brucesilverstein @ Fort Worth, Texas

Jimmie Mannas photographed Marzette Watts in 1968 at 27 Cooper Square, New York. Love the reflection of the saxophone in...
04/30/2020

Jimmie Mannas photographed Marzette Watts in 1968 at 27 Cooper Square, New York. Love the reflection of the saxophone in the mirror. #jimmiemannas #MarzetteWatts #coopersquare #newyork #jazz #photography #brucesilverstein #bowery #kamoinge #internationaljazzday @jimmiemannasarchives @ Bowery

International Jazz Day 🎷 featuring photographs by (1) Adger Cowans, Gloria Lynne, Newport Jazz, 1961 (2) Herb Robinson, ...
04/30/2020

International Jazz Day 🎷 featuring photographs by (1) Adger Cowans, Gloria Lynne, Newport Jazz, 1961 (2) Herb Robinson, Miles Davis at the Vanguard, 1961 (3) Louis Draper, Miles Davis, c. 1960s (4) Adger Cowans, Louis Armstrong, 1961
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#adgercowans #glorialynne #newportjazz #jazz #herbrobinson #milesdavis #thevanguard #louisdraper #louisarmstrong #brucesilverstein #photography #kamoinge #bw #bwphotography #jazzgreats #vinyl #newportjazzfestival #newyork #InternationalJazzDay @ Newport Jazz Festival

Celebrating #EarthDay with a selection from Vistas, the newest series by Brea Souders..“The project explores multiple th...
04/22/2020

Celebrating #EarthDay with a selection from Vistas, the newest series by Brea Souders.
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“The project explores multiple themes—dematerialized human experience in the face of technology; a longing to connect with the natural world and crossing the chasm between lived and virtual experience; environmental concern and documentation; and the phenomenon of sharing shadow selfies, one that echoes previous moments through photographic history. The images carry in them our quests for the transcendental, and touch on an often-elusive prize: mystical experience deep in the wild. The project continues photography’s long and rich conversation with subjects of land and landscape throughout American history.” - B. Souders
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#breasouders #vistas #newwork #photography #photosphere #AmericanWest #history #West #virtual #experience #shadow #selfie #transcendental #brucesilverstein #artist #femaleartist #Brooklyn @ Planet Earth

Repost @nytimes: With museums and galleries largely shuttered around the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, Inst...
04/06/2020

Repost @nytimes: With museums and galleries largely shuttered around the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, Instagram has filled up in recent weeks with “quarantine content”: snapshots of cramped apartments, pets surprised by their owners’ sudden ubiquity, deserted street scenes and cautious supermarket shoppers dressed in beekeeping suits.
But sprinkled among Instagram’s more than 1 billion users, you’ll also find some of the world’s greatest fine art photographers — some shooting on iPhones or Android handsets, others relying on digital cameras and uploading photos manually. Against the mandatory confinement imposed from Argentina to Zimbabwe, these photographers have taken to Instagram with newfound vigor, plunging their imagery into the swim of the social feed. @nytimes to see and hear from some of the world’s great photographers in a time of quarantine. Photo by @toddhido_ #toddhido #newyorktimes #nyt #brucesilverstein #quarantine #galleries

Celebrating the magnificent Rosalind Fox Solomon on her 90th birthday! Happy birthday to an absolutely inspiring photogr...
04/02/2020

Celebrating the magnificent Rosalind Fox Solomon on her 90th birthday! Happy birthday to an absolutely inspiring photographer and friend. We love you @rosalindfoxsolomon. Head over to brucesilverstein.com for an online feature including her recent conversation with @richardgrosbard at @nationalartsclub in the viewing room! #rosalindfoxsolomon #rosalindsolomon #harpers #harpersmagazine #photography #birthday #legend #nationalartsclub

Bruce Silverstein Gallery's cover photo
04/01/2020

Bruce Silverstein Gallery's cover photo

In KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020, Marjan Teeuwen will unveil a renovation projectfor a traditional Kyo machiya house, which highligh...
04/01/2020

In KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020, Marjan Teeuwen will unveil a renovation project
for a traditional Kyo machiya house, which highlights the great loss
of the machiya via unprecedented demolishment.
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Destroyed House Kyoto. Image (1) by artist Marjan Teeuwen, Images
(2-5) Portraits of Marjan Teeuwen and her team including Teun van Der
Heide and Daiki Nishikawa by Petra Noordkamp.
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The 8th Edition of KYOTOGRAPHIE will now be held from September 19th
to October 18th, 2020.
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#marjanteeuwen #kyotographie #kyoto #destroyedhouse #art #photography
#machiya #brucesilverstein #brucesilversteingallery @ Kyoto, Japan

Thank you to *all* of the Essential Workers. 👏♥️👏W. Eugene Smith, from Country Doctor, 1948.#weugenesmith #countrydoctor...
03/30/2020

Thank you to *all* of the Essential Workers. 👏♥️👏
W. Eugene Smith, from Country Doctor, 1948.
#weugenesmith #countrydoctor #essentialworkers #life #lifemagazine

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” - Pablo Neruda. (1) Frederick Sommer, Flower and F...
03/27/2020

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” - Pablo Neruda. (1) Frederick Sommer, Flower and Frog (Photo-Object), 1947; (2) Penelope Umbrico, Mirror #110W from Mirrors (from Home-improvement Websites), 2011; (3) Constantin Brâncuși, Endless Column in Edward Steichen's Garden at Voulangis, 1932; (4) Werner Bischof, Stone Path in the Garden of Heian Shrine, Kyoto, 1951; (5) Edward Steichen, Untitled (Flower), 1927
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#fredericksommer #penelopeumbrico #constantinbrancusi #wernerbischof #edwardsteichen #voulangis #pabloneruda #spring #flowers #equinox #brucesilverstein #photography #mastersofphotography #newyork #heianshrine #kyoto #mirror #stayhome #garden @ Heian Shrine

Selections from ‘Interior,’ by Trine Søndergaard - “In ‘Interior’ the exposure is long – as is the perspective. The tunn...
03/25/2020

Selections from ‘Interior,’ by Trine Søndergaard - “In ‘Interior’ the exposure is long – as is the perspective. The tunneling depth of doors beyond doors, the many staircases ending at a window and the view beyond – altars to the image and the light outside the damp decay of the manors’ thick walls. A visual and thematic continuation of her former portrait series ‘Monochrome Portraits’ and ‘Strude’, the images in ‘Interior’ explore an inner state of mind – probing what is usually concealed and hidden from view.”
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A very happy belated birthday to @trine_sondergaard too! 🎈#trinesondergaard #trinesøndergaard #interior #danishartist #denmark #brucesilverstein #brucesilversteingallery #interior #stayhome #strude

03/24/2020
The National Arts Club

Rosalind Fox Solomon in the viewing room!

http://www.brucesilverstein.com/viewing-room/rosalind-fox-solomon-in-conversation

Last fall, celebrated photographer Rosalind Fox Solomon visited the Club to present some of her most iconic images and discuss her unique journey as a woman in photography spanning over 50 years. Bruce Silverstein Gallery has shared a video of the evening, along with an online exhibition of Fox Solomon's highly personal and challenging work.

Exhibition: https://bit.ly/3blyar6

André Kertész, (1) Sixth Avenue, New York, 1973 (2) Paul Arma's Hands, 1928; (3) Fortune Teller, 1930; (4) Mondrian’s Gl...
03/24/2020

André Kertész, (1) Sixth Avenue, New York, 1973 (2) Paul Arma's Hands, 1928; (3) Fortune Teller, 1930; (4) Mondrian’s Glasses and Pipe, 1926; (5)Three September Windows, 1970
#andrekertesz #kertesz #photography #fineart #mondrian #portrait #glasses #stayhome #paularma #fortuneteller #psychic #windows #pipe #brucesilverstein #newyork #hungary @ New York, New York

In the spirit of staying home...A selection from Nicolai Howalt’s series 3x1: “In this elaborate family portrait, Nicola...
03/23/2020

In the spirit of staying home...A selection from Nicolai Howalt’s series 3x1: “In this elaborate family portrait, Nicolai Howalt explores the private sphere of one family over the course of one year. The work becomes a photographic investigation of the fragility and intimacy in everyday life in a Danish suburb. Howalt follows a family in disunity and the daughter’s passage from child to adolescent. The work conveys a sense of poetry in the mundanity of everyday life."
#nicolaihowalt #stayhome #3x1 #photography #everyday #intimacy #mundane #photography #brucesilverstein #brucesilversteingallery #series #photoseries @nicolaihowalt

@thearmoryshow is in full swing! Visit @brucesilverstein in Booth 907. Featuring works by Elger Esser, Todd Hido, Mishka...
03/06/2020

@thearmoryshow is in full swing! Visit @brucesilverstein in Booth 907. Featuring works by Elger Esser, Todd Hido, Mishka Henner, Brea Souders and Marjan Teeuwen. #toddhido #elgeresser #marjanteeuwen #breasouders #mishkahenner #thearmoryshow #thearmoryshow2020 #brucesilverstein #contemporary #photography @ Pier 94

The pastoral glow cast from the artist’s diffuse lighting is a hallmark of Esser’s bucolic photographs. His pictures cap...
02/26/2020

The pastoral glow cast from the artist’s diffuse lighting is a hallmark of Esser’s bucolic photographs. His pictures capture the essence of a dream-state, a space which only poetry or prose can accurately describe. Opening tomorrow February 27th, Elger Esser, Inherent Time, features Esser’s most recent body of work, in which an elaborate hand-coating process is employed.
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Join us at the reception on February 27th from 6-8pm, with the artist.
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#elgeresser #inherenttime #objetsdart #mixedmedia #photography #copper #dream #nycgallery #nyc #dusseldorf #brucesilverstein

Congratulations @mishkahenner - Randall County Feedyard featured in Rem Koolhaas and @oma.eu’s Countryside show @guggenh...
02/18/2020

Congratulations @mishkahenner - Randall County Feedyard featured in Rem Koolhaas and @oma.eu’s Countryside show @guggenheim NY, opening tomorrow night!
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#feedlots#guggenheim#oma#koolhaas#guggenheimnyc#guggenheimmuseum#mishkahenner#thearmoryshow#nyc

Bruce Silverstein is very proud to announce the representation of world-renowned artist Elger Esser. His first solo exhi...
02/15/2020

Bruce Silverstein is very proud to announce the representation of world-renowned artist Elger Esser. His first solo exhibition with the gallery, Inherent Time, will run from February 27 – April 11, 2020.
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#elgeresser #brucesilverstein #inherenttime #landscape #photography #exhibition #nyc #nycgallery #dusseldorf

Repost • @lens_magazine LOUIS DRAPER | TRUE GRACE. BRUCE SILVERSTEIN GALLERY @brucesilverstein ———————————————————————— ...
01/31/2020

Repost • @lens_magazine LOUIS DRAPER | TRUE GRACE.
BRUCE SILVERSTEIN GALLERY
@brucesilverstein ———————————————————————— PUBLISHED! 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Louis Draper worked between Harlem, New Jersey, where Draper taught at Mercer County Community College between 1982-2002, and Senegal, where he traveled to in 1977-1978. The unifying concern of his practice was to portray his subjects with respect, and what Draper referred to as "true grace."
Coming of age in the South, and living in New York City during the Civil Rights movement greatly impacted not only Draper's politics, but also the kind of images he created, and how they served as their own form of resistance. ————————————————————————
#lensmagazine #lens_magazine #photographymagazine #documentary #fineartphotography #fineartphotographer #topmagazine #mostinfluential #streetphotography #topphotographer #influential #culture #documentryphotography #america #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #brucesilversteingallery #louisdraperphotography #civilrights #newyork #newyorkcity #70sphotography @ 529 Arts Building

Repost @whitneymuseum In honor of #MLKDay, we share Louis H. Draper's portrait of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer...
01/21/2020

Repost @whitneymuseum In honor of #MLKDay, we share Louis H. Draper's portrait of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Draper took a humanistic approach to his photography, presenting a diverse, complex, and rich view of the Black experience. In the 1960s, Draper co-founded the Kamoinge Workshop, a Harlem-based group of African American photographers devoted to representing their communities as they saw and participated in them, rather than as they were often portrayed.⁣

Draper's portrait was commissioned by @Essence magazine to accompany an interview with Hamer in its October 1971 issue. The daughter of sharecroppers, Hamer was a central figure in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's 1964 Freedom Summer, which organized volunteers to travel around Mississippi registering disenfranchised African American voters; she later co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In July 2020, the Whitney will present Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, an exhibition that will chronicle the formative years of the Kamoinge Workshop.
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Louis H. Draper (1935-2002), Fannie Lou Hamer, Mississippi, c. 1960. Gelatin silver print: sheet, 10 15/16 × 13 15/16 in. (27.8 × 35.4 cm); image, 7 × 10 1/4 in. (17.8 × 26 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Photography Committee 2016.145. © Louis H. Draper Preservation Trust

Children's Museum of NY is hosting an exhibition called "Home Sweet Home" featuring the work of Todd Hido among others. ...
01/14/2020
"Light coming through windows is the signal that there is human presence" — 5 Minutes With Artist Todd Hido - Children's Museum of the Arts New York

Children's Museum of NY is hosting an exhibition called "Home Sweet Home" featuring the work of Todd Hido among others. Take a peek at this brief interview with Todd into his process! https://cmany.org/blog/view/artist-todd-hido-interview-childrens-museum-arts/

Drawing from childhood memories, Todd Hido takes long road trips in search of imagery that connects with his own recollections. In Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?, Hido frames his images through the vantage point of a car, using the windshield as an additional lens. Through this unique proce...

“I believe that the experience of making a photograph is often a magical one, rich in the sensory pleasure of discovery ...
01/09/2020

“I believe that the experience of making a photograph is often a magical one, rich in the sensory pleasure of discovery and stimulating in its ability to conjure up further exploration and investigation.” –Louis Draper
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Opening *tonight*, Louis Draper's "True Grace" at Bruce Silverstein. The reception is from 6-8pm.
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#louisdraper #kamoinge #kamoingeworkshop #truegrace #louishdraper #brucesilverstein #photography #photograph #magical #investigation #exhibition #nycgallery

Judah S. Harris Photo Workshops
01/08/2020

Judah S. Harris Photo Workshops

The Bruce Sliverstein Gallery in NYC has an exhibition of Louis Draper photographs running from January 9th - February 22nd, their first since announcing exclusive representation of the photographer's work. There are 50 images in "True Grace" and this is one that I'll briefly comment on.

Dorothy Gloster, New York, 1976
Gelatin silver print
Printed c. 1976
11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

The exhibition photos span from the later-50s to the 90s, all B&W images that include street photography and portraits (the work of Draper that has been seen in exhibit form is B&W - he may or may not have worked in color).

Draper came to Harlem, NYC, from Richmond, VA, in 1957. He was inspired, his sister recounts, by their dad's avid amateur picture-taking, and though Draper initially showed little interest for the craft (more into basketball and baseball), things changed when he entered college and also had in his hands a camera his dad had given him.

Of his work, Draper said that he was photographing his own people, as only an insider could - "I want to show the strength, the wisdom, the dignity of the Negro people ... I do not want a documentary or sociological statement, I want a creative expression, the kind of penetrating insight and understanding of Negros which I believe only a Negro photographer can interpret."

The title of the exhibit is the phrase that Draper used for what he was trying to show about his subjects, "true grace."

The woman in this picture is one that Draper had photographed more than once and likely knew as a friend (based on a short notation accompanying a full contact sheet of outdoor photos of the same subject). The light that falls on the nose and the top part of her body, and the light on the leaves on the right, draw the eye. But what appeals to me is the furrows in her hair, the narrow channels, also lighter-toned, that resemble an agricultural field and mirror the dirt path in the background, where some streaks are visible. It's dark and hard to make out, but the similarity - which the artist perhaps was not intent on - is for me novel. In any event, the effect of the hair-braiding does remind me of a field.

More info on the exhibit here:
http://www.brucesilverstein.com/exhibitions/louis-draper-true-grace
(see "press release" tab for link to PDF of images)

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