Beyond COLOR

Color in American Photography 1950-1970
September 21 - October 23, 2010
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Ernst Haas Oil Spot, New York City, 1953 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1953. 19 x 13 inchesErnst Haas Oil Spot, New York City, 1953 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1953. 19 x 13 inches

Ernst Haas
Oil Spot, New York City, 1953
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1953. 19 x 13 inches

Ernst Haas Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 1969 Chromogenic print.  30 x 40 inchesErnst Haas Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 1969 Chromogenic print.  30 x 40 inches

Ernst Haas
Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 1969
Chromogenic print.  30 x 40 inches

Ernst Haas Pavement Sign, New York City, c. 1960s Dye transfer print, printed c. 1960s.  11 x 17 inchesErnst Haas Pavement Sign, New York City, c. 1960s Dye transfer print, printed c. 1960s.  11 x 17 inches

Ernst Haas
Pavement Sign, New York City, c. 1960s
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1960s.  11 x 17 inches

Ernst Haas Abstract Idol, 1957 Dye transfer exhibition print, printed c. 1957. 22 1/4 x 14 1/2 inchesErnst Haas Abstract Idol, 1957 Dye transfer exhibition print, printed c. 1957. 22 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches

Ernst Haas
Abstract Idol, 1957
Dye transfer exhibition print, printed c. 1957. 22 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches

Ernst Haas After the Parade, New York City, 1962 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1962. 14 3/4 x 22 1/4 inchesErnst Haas After the Parade, New York City, 1962 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1962. 14 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches

Ernst Haas
After the Parade, New York City, 1962
Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1962. 14 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches

Harry Callahan Untitled, 1952 Dye transfer print, printed 1981. 10 5/16 x 15 3/4 inchesHarry Callahan Untitled, 1952 Dye transfer print, printed 1981. 10 5/16 x 15 3/4 inches

Harry Callahan
Untitled, 1952
Dye transfer print, printed 1981. 10 5/16 x 15 3/4 inches

Harry Callahan Detroit, c. 1951 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 inchesHarry Callahan Detroit, c. 1951 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches

Harry Callahan
Detroit, c. 1951
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches

Harry Callahan Untitled, 1950s Dye transfer print, printed later. 8 7/8 x 13 1/2 inchesHarry Callahan Untitled, 1950s Dye transfer print, printed later. 8 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches

Harry Callahan
Untitled, 1950s
Dye transfer print, printed later. 8 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches

Harry Callahan Providence, 1970 Dye transfer print, printed 1970. 7 3/8 x 7 1/4 inchesHarry Callahan Providence, 1970 Dye transfer print, printed 1970. 7 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches

Harry Callahan
Providence, 1970
Dye transfer print, printed 1970. 7 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches

Harry Callahan New York, 1955 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 14 x 10 1/4 inchesHarry Callahan New York, 1955 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 14 x 10 1/4 inches

Harry Callahan
New York, 1955
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 14 x 10 1/4 inches

Harry Callahan Chicago, Eleanor in Max Weber's Studio, 1951 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inchesHarry Callahan Chicago, Eleanor in Max Weber's Studio, 1951 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Harry Callahan
Chicago, Eleanor in Max Weber's Studio, 1951
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Harry Callahan Providence, c. 1963 Dye transfer print, printed later. 7 1/8 x 10 1/2 inchesHarry Callahan Providence, c. 1963 Dye transfer print, printed later. 7 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Harry Callahan
Providence, c. 1963
Dye transfer print, printed later. 7 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Harry Callahan Providence, c. 1962 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 inchesHarry Callahan Providence, c. 1962 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches

Harry Callahan
Providence, c. 1962
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1980. 8 3/4 x 13 3/8 inches

Harry Callahan Chicago, c. 1950 Dye transfer print, printed 1970. 8 13/16 x 13 1/2 inchesHarry Callahan Chicago, c. 1950 Dye transfer print, printed 1970. 8 13/16 x 13 1/2 inches

Harry Callahan
Chicago, c. 1950
Dye transfer print, printed 1970. 8 13/16 x 13 1/2 inches

Arthur Siegel Untitled, c. 1950 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 9 3/4 x 8 inchesArthur Siegel Untitled, c. 1950 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 9 3/4 x 8 inches

Arthur Siegel
Untitled, c. 1950
Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 9 3/4 x 8 inches

Arthur Siegel Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1950 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1950s. 6 3/4 x 10 1/16 inchesArthur Siegel Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1950 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1950s. 6 3/4 x 10 1/16 inches

Arthur Siegel
Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1950
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1950s. 6 3/4 x 10 1/16 inches

Arthur Siegel Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1951 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1951. 6 7/8 x 10 inchesArthur Siegel Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1951 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1951. 6 7/8 x 10 inches

Arthur Siegel
Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1951
Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1951. 6 7/8 x 10 inches

Arthur Siegel Untitled, c. 1950 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inchesArthur Siegel Untitled, c. 1950 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Arthur Siegel
Untitled, c. 1950
Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Arthur Siegel Untitled, c. 1950 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 6 7/16 x 9 1/2 inchesArthur Siegel Untitled, c. 1950 Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 6 7/16 x 9 1/2 inches

Arthur Siegel
Untitled, c. 1950
Dye transfer print mounted to board, printed c. 1950s. 6 7/16 x 9 1/2 inches

Arthur Siegel Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1950 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1950s. 9 7/8 x 11 13/16 inchesArthur Siegel Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1950 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1950s. 9 7/8 x 11 13/16 inches

Arthur Siegel
Untitled, From the Series 'In Search of Myself', c. 1950
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1950s. 9 7/8 x 11 13/16 inches

Pete Turner Texascape, 1968 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970's. 40 x 60 inchesPete Turner Texascape, 1968 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970's. 40 x 60 inches

Pete Turner
Texascape, 1968
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970's. 40 x 60 inches

Ruth Orkin Ladies Home Journal Cover, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inchesRuth Orkin Ladies Home Journal Cover, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin
Ladies Home Journal Cover, c. 1950
Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin Three People Under Marquee, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inchesRuth Orkin Three People Under Marquee, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin
Three People Under Marquee, NYC, c. 1950
Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin Mother and Child in Water, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  14 x 11 inchesRuth Orkin Mother and Child in Water, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  14 x 11 inches

Ruth Orkin
Mother and Child in Water, NYC, c. 1950
Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  14 x 11 inches

Ruth Orkin Times Square Billboards c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inchesRuth Orkin Times Square Billboards c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin
Times Square Billboards c. 1950
Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin Famous Malted Milk, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inchesRuth Orkin Famous Malted Milk, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin
Famous Malted Milk, NYC, c. 1950
Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin Hats and Caps, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inchesRuth Orkin Hats and Caps, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin
Hats and Caps, NYC, c. 1950
Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin Magazine Stand, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inchesRuth Orkin Magazine Stand, NYC, c. 1950 Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Ruth Orkin
Magazine Stand, NYC, c. 1950
Archival inkjet print, printed 2010.  11 x 14 inches

Saul Leiter Shopper, 1953 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  Saul Leiter Shopper, 1953 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  

Saul Leiter
Shopper, 1953
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

 

Saul Leiter White Circle, 1958 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  Saul Leiter White Circle, 1958 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  

Saul Leiter
White Circle, 1958
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

 
Saul Leiter Taxi, 1956 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  Saul Leiter Taxi, 1956 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  

Saul Leiter
Taxi, 1956
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

 
Saul Leiter Shoe Advertisement for Miller Shoes, 1957 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  Saul Leiter Shoe Advertisement for Miller Shoes, 1957 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  

Saul Leiter
Shoe Advertisement for Miller Shoes, 1957
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

 
Saul Leiter Window, New York, 1957 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  Saul Leiter Window, New York, 1957 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  

Saul Leiter
Window, New York, 1957
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

 
Saul Leiter Walking, 1956 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inchesSaul Leiter Walking, 1956 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

Saul Leiter
Walking, 1956
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

Saul Leiter Lanesville (variant), 1958 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inchesSaul Leiter Lanesville (variant), 1958 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

Saul Leiter
Lanesville (variant), 1958
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

Saul Leiter Street Scene, 1959 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  Saul Leiter Street Scene, 1959 Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches  

Saul Leiter
Street Scene, 1959
Chromogenic print. 14 x 11 inches

 
Marie Cosindas Fernando, Key West, 1966 Archival inkjet print. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inchesMarie Cosindas Fernando, Key West, 1966 Archival inkjet print. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas
Fernando, Key West, 1966
Archival inkjet print. 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas Amy, Boston, 1965 Archival inkjet print. 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inchesMarie Cosindas Amy, Boston, 1965 Archival inkjet print. 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas
Amy, Boston, 1965
Archival inkjet print. 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas Princess with Doves, 1966 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1970s. 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inchesMarie Cosindas Princess with Doves, 1966 Chromogenic print, printed c. 1970s. 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas
Princess with Doves, 1966
Chromogenic print, printed c. 1970s. 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas Andy Warhol, NYC, 1966 Archival inkjet print. 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inchesMarie Cosindas Andy Warhol, NYC, 1966 Archival inkjet print. 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

Marie Cosindas
Andy Warhol, NYC, 1966
Archival inkjet print. 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

Marie Cosindas Yves St. Laurent, Paris, 1968 Archival inkjet print. 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inchesMarie Cosindas Yves St. Laurent, Paris, 1968 Archival inkjet print. 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas
Yves St. Laurent, Paris, 1968
Archival inkjet print. 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas Asparagus 1, 1967 Archival inkjet print. 8 x 10 inchesMarie Cosindas Asparagus 1, 1967 Archival inkjet print. 8 x 10 inches

Marie Cosindas
Asparagus 1, 1967
Archival inkjet print. 8 x 10 inches

Marie Cosindas Sailors, Key West, 1966 Archival inkjet print. 11 x 13 1/2 inchesMarie Cosindas Sailors, Key West, 1966 Archival inkjet print. 11 x 13 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas
Sailors, Key West, 1966
Archival inkjet print. 11 x 13 1/2 inches

Marie Cosindas Dolls, Boston, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed 1966. 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 inchesMarie Cosindas Dolls, Boston, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed 1966. 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches

Marie Cosindas
Dolls, Boston, 1966
Dye transfer print, printed 1966. 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches

Marie Cosindas Masks, Boston, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1966. 15 3/4 x 13 1/4 inchesMarie Cosindas Masks, Boston, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1966. 15 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches

Marie Cosindas
Masks, Boston, 1966
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1966. 15 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches

Pete Turner Cigarette Butts, 1963 Unique dye transfer print, printed early 1970s. 30 x 40 inchesPete Turner Cigarette Butts, 1963 Unique dye transfer print, printed early 1970s. 30 x 40 inches

Pete Turner
Cigarette Butts, 1963
Unique dye transfer print, printed early 1970s. 30 x 40 inches

Pete Turner Feeling High, c. 1970s Dye transfer print, printed c.1970s. 11 x 15 inchesPete Turner Feeling High, c. 1970s Dye transfer print, printed c.1970s. 11 x 15 inches

Pete Turner
Feeling High, c. 1970s
Dye transfer print, printed c.1970s. 11 x 15 inches

Pete Turner Doorway and Sphere, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 11 x 15 inchesPete Turner Doorway and Sphere, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 11 x 15 inches

Pete Turner
Doorway and Sphere, 1966
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 11 x 15 inches

Pete Turner Shape of Things to Come, 1969 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 11 x 15 inchesPete Turner Shape of Things to Come, 1969 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 11 x 15 inches

Pete Turner
Shape of Things to Come, 1969
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 11 x 15 inches

Pete Turner Chessboard, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 30 x 40 inchesPete Turner Chessboard, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 30 x 40 inches

Pete Turner
Chessboard, 1966
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1970s. 30 x 40 inches

Eliot Porter Window in Tin Wall, Eureka, Colorado, 1958 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inchesEliot Porter Window in Tin Wall, Eureka, Colorado, 1958 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter
Window in Tin Wall, Eureka, Colorado, 1958
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter Grass, Snow, Sangre De Christo, Mountains, Great Sand Dune National Monument, Colorado, September 30, 1958 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inchesEliot Porter Grass, Snow, Sangre De Christo, Mountains, Great Sand Dune National Monument, Colorado, September 30, 1958 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inches

Eliot Porter
Grass, Snow, Sangre De Christo, Mountains, Great Sand Dune National Monument, Colorado, September 30, 1958
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inches

Eliot Porter Untitled, c. 1950-60 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inchesEliot Porter Untitled, c. 1950-60 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inches

Eliot Porter
Untitled, c. 1950-60
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inches

Eliot Porter Sand Dunes, Grass, Snow, Great Sand Dune National Monument, Colorado, September 30, 1958 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inchesEliot Porter Sand Dunes, Grass, Snow, Great Sand Dune National Monument, Colorado, September 30, 1958 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inches

Eliot Porter
Sand Dunes, Grass, Snow, Great Sand Dune National Monument, Colorado, September 30, 1958
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 10 x 12 inches

Eliot Porter Shad Tree in Bloom, Walnut Bottom Road, Great Smokey Mountains, Natural Park, TN, 1968 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1968. 12 x 10 inchesEliot Porter Shad Tree in Bloom, Walnut Bottom Road, Great Smokey Mountains, Natural Park, TN, 1968 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1968. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter
Shad Tree in Bloom, Walnut Bottom Road, Great Smokey Mountains, Natural Park, TN, 1968
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1968. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter Frostbitten apples, Tesuque, New Mexico. November 21, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1978. 10 1/2 x 8 inchesEliot Porter Frostbitten apples, Tesuque, New Mexico. November 21, 1966 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1978. 10 1/2 x 8 inches

Eliot Porter
Frostbitten apples, Tesuque, New Mexico. November 21, 1966
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1978. 10 1/2 x 8 inches

Eliot Porter Christ Entering Jerusalem on a Donkey with Palm Leaf Cross, Church of Matalan, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1956 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inchesEliot Porter Christ Entering Jerusalem on a Donkey with Palm Leaf Cross, Church of Matalan, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1956 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter
Christ Entering Jerusalem on a Donkey with Palm Leaf Cross, Church of Matalan, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1956
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter Huitzo, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1956 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inchesEliot Porter Huitzo, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1956 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter
Huitzo, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1956
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter Virgin of Immaculate conception church of Xocchel,Yucutan, Mexico, 1955-56 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inchesEliot Porter Virgin of Immaculate conception church of Xocchel,Yucutan, Mexico, 1955-56 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter
Virgin of Immaculate conception church of Xocchel,Yucutan, Mexico, 1955-56
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter Untitled, 1950-60 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inchesEliot Porter Untitled, 1950-60 Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Eliot Porter
Untitled, 1950-60
Dye transfer print, printed c. 1962-69. 12 x 10 inches

Inge Morath Outside Memphis, Tennessee, 1960 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inchesInge Morath Outside Memphis, Tennessee, 1960 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath
Outside Memphis, Tennessee, 1960
Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath Ghost Town, Goldfield, Nevada, 1960 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inchesInge Morath Ghost Town, Goldfield, Nevada, 1960 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath
Ghost Town, Goldfield, Nevada, 1960
Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath Hollywood, California, 1959 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inchesInge Morath Hollywood, California, 1959 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath
Hollywood, California, 1959
Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath East Village, New York, 1965 Archival pigment print.  17 1/2 x 13 inchesInge Morath East Village, New York, 1965 Archival pigment print.  17 1/2 x 13 inches

Inge Morath
East Village, New York, 1965
Archival pigment print.  17 1/2 x 13 inches

Inge Morath New York, 1957 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inchesInge Morath New York, 1957 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath
New York, 1957
Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath New York, 1958 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inchesInge Morath New York, 1958 Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath
New York, 1958
Archival pigment print.  13 x 17 1/2 inches

Inge Morath Carriage in Central Park, New York, 1958 Archival pigment print.  17 1/2 x 13 inchesInge Morath Carriage in Central Park, New York, 1958 Archival pigment print.  17 1/2 x 13 inches

Inge Morath
Carriage in Central Park, New York, 1958
Archival pigment print.  17 1/2 x 13 inches

Marvin Newman Untitled, 1955 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Untitled, 1955 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Untitled, 1955
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Untitled, 1955 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Untitled, 1955 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Untitled, 1955
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Night Baseball Game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1955 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Night Baseball Game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1955 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Night Baseball Game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1955
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Wall Street V, 1956 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Wall Street V, 1956 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Wall Street V, 1956
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Wall Street III, 1956 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Wall Street III, 1956 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Wall Street III, 1956
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Wall Street II, 1956 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Wall Street II, 1956 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Wall Street II, 1956
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Coney Island II, 1953 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Coney Island II, 1953 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Coney Island II, 1953
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Coney Island I, 1953 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Coney Island I, 1953 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Coney Island I, 1953
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman Coney Island IV, 1953 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inchesMarvin Newman Coney Island IV, 1953 Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Marvin Newman
Coney Island IV, 1953
Archival inkjet print. 13 x 19 inches

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to present, Beyond COLOR: Color in American Photography, 1950-1970, a re-examination of a pivotal period in photography’s short history, when the artistic relevance of color in fine art photography had yet to be determined.  The exhibition unites works for the first time by many of the “first generation” practitioners of color photography including artists Marie Cosindas, Arthur Seigel, Harry Callahan, Eliot Porter, Saul Leiter, Marvin E. Newman, Pete Turner, Ruth Orkin and Ernst Haas.  Other highlights include images exhibited for the first time by Magnum’s first female member, Inge Morath, as well as a special slide projection of color images by Garry Winogrand, images that were never printed by the artist.  Beyond COLOR attempts to reclaim this moment of photographic history that only today has begun to receive critical attention.


After the conclusion of World War II, innovations in technology combined with the public’s desire to “see the world as it is” resulted in an explosion in the usage of color imagery by the mass media.  By 1951, commercial color television broadcasting had begun, and in 1954, half of all American films were made in color.  In the early 1960’s color imagery was so prevalent that National Geographic magazine introduced a new era when it became the first major American periodical to print an all-color issue.  While color photography during this period was widely embraced by mass culture—advertising and journalism-- it continued to suffer from second-class status in the fine art world when compared with images in black & white.  For most in the fine art establishment, black & white photography represented the medium of choice, steeped in a century-old tradition it was easily accessible and affordable to artists, and possessed known archival stability.  For this reason, few artists chose to work in color and even fewer produced finished prints.  Although color works had begun to selectively appear in museum exhibitions, most notably at the Museum of Modern Art, where single artist exhibitions of works by Eliot Porter (1943), Ernst Haas (1962) and Marie Cosindas (1966) were displayed, academic and institutional attention and support for this new technology was scant.

 

Over the past forty years, work in color created by artists during this formative period has received little attention.  Most critical analysis through writings and exhibitions have focused on color work created during the 1970’s and 1980’s after the now famous Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Photographs by William Eggleston (1976), curated by John Szarkowski. This MoMA exhibition set the groundwork for defining a new purpose for color photography – one that focused more on the conceptual implications of the photograph and its creation, and away from the formalistic attributes of the image as well as the attention to color itself. The effects of Eggleston’s exhibition and Szarkowski’s essay reverberate to this day.


With a certain distance from this era when color photography was new-- its place in the art world no longer a question--this exhibition offers a crucial consideration of works created during this period and encourages a new perspective on the significance of these artists’ contributions to the history of photography.