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Arnold Newman

Artist Portraits

May 2 – June 22, 2019

Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
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Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
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Arnold Newman
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Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Arnold Newman
Robert Rauschenberg, 1977, Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

Robert Rauschenberg, 1977

Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

10 1/16 x 10 7/16 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto; Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Willem de Kooning, 1959, Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

Willem de Kooning, 1959

Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches

Signed recto; Stamped verso

Print Made in the 1970's

Willem de Kooning, 1959, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Willem de Kooning, 1959

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 9/16 x 18 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated, stamped verso

Print Made Later

William Baziotes, 1959, Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

William Baziotes, 1959

Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

13 9/16 x 10 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and annotated recto; Stamped verso

"V.P."
Print made c. 1959

Pablo Picasso, 1956, Gelatin Silver Photograph; Printed Later

Pablo Picasso, 1956

Gelatin Silver Photograph; Printed Later

18 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches

Annotated on print verso

Pablo Picasso, Vallouris, France, 1954, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Pablo Picasso, Vallouris, France, 1954

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 3/8 x 9 13/16 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Piet Mondrian, New York City, 1942, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Piet Mondrian, New York City, 1942

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto; Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Marcel Duchamp, NYC, 1942, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Marcel Duchamp, NYC, 1942

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 13/16 x 9 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto; Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Martha Graham, New York City, 1961, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Martha Graham, New York City, 1961

Silver Gelatin Photograph

8 5/16 x 13 3/16 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto; Stamped verso

Print Made in the 1970's

Max Ernst, New York, 1942, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Max Ernst, New York, 1942

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 7/8 x 10 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Louise Nevelson, 1972, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Louise Nevelson, 1972

Silver Gelatin Photograph

10 3/8 x 10 3/16 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Man Ray, Paris, France, 1960, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Man Ray, Paris, France, 1960

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 5/8 x 10 1/16 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto; Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Marc Chagall, 1942, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Marc Chagall, 1942

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 11/16 x 10 1/16 inhces

Signed and stamped verso

Print Made Later

Jean Cocteau, Paris, France, 1960, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Jean Cocteau, Paris, France, 1960

Silver Gelatin Photograph

13 1/16 x 10 1/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto

Print Made Later

Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1947, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1947

Silver Gelatin Photograph

9 3/16 x 12 1/2 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

I.M. Pei, 1967, Silver Gelatin Photograph

I.M. Pei, 1967

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/14 x 10 1/8 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Igor Stravinsky, New York City, 1946, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Igor Stravinsky, New York City, 1946

Silver Gelatin Photograph

6 7/8 x 13 inches

Signed and stamped verso

Print Made Later

Igor Stravinsky, New York City (Contact Print of 4 Images), 1946   

Igor Stravinsky, New York City (Contact Print of 4 Images), 1946   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
8 3/16 x 9 15/16 inches
Stamped verso
Print Made in the 1970's

Isamu Noguchi, 1947, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Isamu Noguchi, 1947

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 5/8 x 9 9/16 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Jackson Pollock, Springs, Long Island, 1949, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Jackson Pollock, Springs, Long Island, 1949

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 9/16 x 10 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto

Print Made Later

Georgia O'Keefe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1968, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Georgia O'Keefe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1968

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 15/16 x 8 3/4 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

George Grosz, 1942, Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

George Grosz, 1942

Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

9 11/16 x 7 1/8 inches

Stamped verso

Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Steiglitz, 1944, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Steiglitz, 1944

Silver Gelatin Photograph

10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto.  Signed and stamped verso

Print Made Later

Gore Vidal, Junior Bazaar, 1946, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

Gore Vidal, Junior Bazaar, 1946

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

9 7/16 x 7 13/16 inches

Stamped and titled verso

Print made c. 1946

Francis Bacon, London, 1978, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Francis Bacon, London, 1978

Silver Gelatin Photograph

13 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated recto

Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin East, Wisconsin, 1947, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin East, Wisconsin, 1947

Silver Gelatin Photograph

9 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Claes Oldenberg, 1967, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Claes Oldenberg, 1967

Silver Gelatin Photograph

13 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made in the 1970's

Claes Oldenburg, 1967, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

Claes Oldenburg, 1967

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches

Print Made c. 1967

David Hockney, 1975, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photogaph

David Hockney, 1975

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photogaph

9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and stamped verso

"Vintage (contact) print

Print made in 1978

David Hockney: London, England, 1978, Vintage Color Polaroid; 

David Hockney: London, England, 1978

Vintage Color Polaroid; 

9 31/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Photographer's copyright stamp and Corcoran Museum exhibition stamp verso, "Arnold Newman: Sixty Years, 2000" 

Print Made in 1978

Diana Vreeland, 1974 , Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

Diana Vreeland, 1974 

Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

13 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on mount recto. Titled in pencil on mount verso

Print made c. 1974

Ed Keinholz, 1967, Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

Ed Keinholz, 1967

Silver Gelatin Photograph Mounted to Board

9 5/8 inches x 7 11/16 inches

Stamped verso

Edward and Jo Hopper, Turo, Massachusetts, 1960, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Edward and Jo Hopper, Turo, Massachusetts, 1960

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 5/16 x 14 9/16 inches

Stamped verso

Print Made Later

Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1954, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1954

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 9/16 x 10 5/16 inches

Signed, titled, and dated recto.  Stamped verso

Printed Later

Alexander Calder, 1957, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Alexander Calder, 1957

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches

Stamped verso

Printed Later

Alexander Calder, 1957, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Alexander Calder, 1957

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches

Stamped verso

Printed Later

Press Release

 

Arnold Newman, Artist Portraits

May 2 through June 22, 2019

Opening Reception

May 2, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Arnold Newman, Portraits, an exhibition of works by one of the most influential portrait photographers of the 20th century.   The exhibition of works from the 1940s through the 1970s will present a selection of Newman’s finest, most nuanced prints including striking portraits of artists Marcel Duchamp, Martha Graham, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Diana Vreeland.

Newman is generally acknowledged as the pioneer of the environmental portrait. He spent time exploring the essence of his subjects, finding the best environment to express who they were, and integrating them with their work into compositions that referenced the work. He structured his own visual language, setting up photographs with jaunty geometric grace and inventing visual elements where none existed thus adding complexity and depth to his portraits. His sense of tension, rhythm, and balance, guides the eye through his command of composition.

In 2018 Radius Books celebrated the centennial of Newman’s birth, with the release of their stunning hardback book, Arnold Newman: One Hundred. Gregory Heisler, Professor of Photography, Syracuse University, writes in his introduction to the book “Arnold Newman conceived a new vocabulary for photographic portraiture.  It is difficult today to truly appreciate the magnitude of his breakthrough. Before Arnold’s arrival, the photographic portrait was generally a box with somebody in the center. Arnold used what was around him to create visually complex, spatially intriguing portraits that had a psychological dimension. He didn’t just show the environment, he actively employed it for its narrative power.”

Arnold Newman (1918-2006) was born in New York City. He began his career in photography in 1938 working at chain portrait studios in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and West Palm Beach, and immediately began working in abstract and documentary photography on his own. In June of 1941, Beaumont Newhall of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Alfred Stieglitz “discovered” him, and he was given an exhibition at the A.D. Gallery in September. In 1945 his Philadelphia Museum of Art one-man show, Artists Look Like This, attracted nationwide attention. Newman’s new approach to portraiture began its influence through key publications in America and abroad. Exhibitions and purchases of his work by major museums quickly followed.

Arnold Newman authored many books, including Bravo Stravinsky, 1967; One Mind’s Eye: The Portraits and Other Photographs of Arnold Newman, 1974; Faces USA, 1978; Arnold Newman: Five Decades, 1986; Arnold Newman’s Americans, 1992; Arnold Newman, in Japanese and Korean, 1992; Arnold Newman-Selected Photographs, 1999; Arnold Newman, Taschen Publishers, in English, German and French, 2000; Arnold Newman: The Early Work, Steidl publishers, 2008

He has been an important contributor of portraits, still-lives and photographic essays in such publications as Life, Holiday, Look, Vanity Fair, Scientific American, Town and Country, Esquire, Travel and Leisure, Harper’s Bazaar, The New Yorker and others.

Celebrating Newman’s 50th year in photography, the exhibition Five Decades originated and was first shown at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, in 1986, and continued on to the Art Institute of Chicago; the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, Cambridge, MA; the Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla.; the New York Historical Society, New York, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and the Cincinnati Art Museum. The European tour opened in Amsterdam, in September 1989, and continued on to the Joan Miro Foundation Museum, Barcelona, Spain; the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, culminating in Tokyo and Osaka in 1993.

Five major museum retrospectives celebrated Newman’s sixty-year career in photography; the International Center of Photography, New York City, in March 1999; the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2000; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2000 (Arnold Newman: Breaking Ground); and Arnold Newman sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture at the L’Hotel de Sully, Paris, France, 2002. His work continues to be exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad.

The new book, Arnold Newman: One Hundred (Radius Books, 2018; 224 pages) containing 100 of the photographer's most provocative and memorable images is available for purchase through the gallery (while supplies last) for $60.

Press Photographs Available on Request