This week, with Krauetler, their new partner, Hasted Hunt‘s gallery opened a new space right on 24th between 10 and 11th whereas the one on 20th is situated on the 2d floor.
The gallery represents a bunch of really cool photographers as Mark Cohen, Aaron Siskind, Erwin Olaf and Joel Witkin. For their first show, they are holding the beautiful Edward Burtinsky’s exhibition about oil. His pictures are like paintings.
RB ©Edward Burtynsky
537 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
New York lost one of his great city-dweller : Irving Penn died yesterday morning in his apartement. He was 92 years old.
Today Christie’s had an auction which had some of his photos that went from $17,500 to $72 000. RB ©Irving Penn
Last night, the opening of Joel Meyerowitz’s Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks was held at the great upper East Side Museum of the City of New York.NYC is incredibly green. The city has 29 000 acres of parks and green spaces.
Meyerowitz was there, hanging out with people dressed up and had a hug with Mary Ellen Mark ! Needless to say that the work is amazing. I didn’t know that he is the first photographer to document New York City’s parks since the 1930s, when they were photographed as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s WPA program. That makes the work even more powerful.
A book published by Aperture can be use as a start to organise a green itinerary in NYC during week-ends.
Legacy : The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks runs till March 7th, 2010
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video opens tomorrow. The press preview happened this morning. This year, fashion is showed through image-makers aka contemporary artists … I have to say, the exhibition is confusing because it couldn’t avoid the void of contemporary art. That said I thought Tschape – photo above- has a fashion beauty on its flimsy and gauzy style, Cindy Sherman keeps on being funny and Hank Willis Thomas has a great idea to look at black advertisings in the 70’s and manipulated them. The exhibition is worth for an individual prospective as for a global vision. I bet fashion photo editor and Creative Director as Grace Coddington will have a quick look at. RB©Tschape
till January 17, 2010
here my piece on vogue.fr
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
NYC holds for the first time The Americans in a museum, the amazing work Robert Frank did in 1955 on the American society. It showed its racism, its scary consumption and its hability to ignore the “ normal” people. Robert Frank’s photos are powerful, they put you right on the face of his subjects and the best is that the guy has a great sense of humour.
The MET put together a great exhibition. Even though, the photos are today pretty known, it’s always a pleasure to see them again but what is riveting, to me, is to have access to the manuscripts. The letters he sent to Walker Evans, the mail he had with Jack Kerouac and last but not least the collage he sent to his wife. Highly recommended.
Looking In: Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ ” runs from September 22nd through January 3rd
U.S. 90, en route to Del Rio, Texas, 1955 © Robert Frank, from The Americans
Mayor Bloomberg gave Joel Meyerowitz the assignement to take photos of the parks in NYC. Three years and almost 300 photos later, Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks is published. An exhibition will be held at the Museum of the City, october 9, 2009 to March 7, 2010. Meyerowitz’s shots are as intense as the street photos he use to take. RB
It’s Long Island, not Manhattan which can be a problem, yet Julian Goldstein and Kat Kohl ‘s work is worth checking out.
Goldstein‘s scrutinizes the surroundings of his New York. Kat Kohl explores the shaping of light and shadow through the use of architectonic forms. RB©Julian Goldstein
The exhibition opens today and go through september 5th.