Inscribed

December 10, 2015 - January 23, 2016
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Keith Smith Untitled, 1979 Mixed Media 14 1/8 x 11Keith Smith Untitled, 1979 Mixed Media 14 1/8 x 11

Keith Smith

Untitled, 1979

Mixed Media

14 1/8 x 11

André Kertész Face in Tree, 1959 Gelatin silver print  7 x 5 in.André Kertész Face in Tree, 1959 Gelatin silver print  7 x 5 in.

André Kertész

Face in Tree, 1959

Gelatin silver print 

7 x 5 in.

Aaron Siskind Image from Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation (Christmas Card), 1961 Gelatin silver print  6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.  Aaron Siskind Image from Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation (Christmas Card), 1961 Gelatin silver print  6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.  

Aaron Siskind
Image from Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation (Christmas Card), 1961

Gelatin silver print 
6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.

 

Alfred Stieglitz Equivalent, 1925 Gelatin silver print 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.  Alfred Stieglitz Equivalent, 1925 Gelatin silver print 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.  

Alfred Stieglitz
Equivalent, 1925
Gelatin silver print

4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.

 

Alfred Stieglitz Equivalent, 1925 DetailAlfred Stieglitz Equivalent, 1925 Detail

Alfred Stieglitz

Equivalent, 1925

Detail

Constantin Brancusi La Muse Endormie II, 1920 Gelatin silver print 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.  Constantin Brancusi La Muse Endormie II, 1920 Gelatin silver print 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.  

Constantin Brancusi

La Muse Endormie II, 1920

Gelatin silver print

7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.

 

Diane Arbus Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963 Gelatin silver print 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.   Diane Arbus Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963 Gelatin silver print 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.   

Diane Arbus
Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963
Gelatin silver print
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. 

 

Diane Arbus Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963 DetailDiane Arbus Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963 Detail

Diane Arbus
Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963

Detail

Frederick H. Evans Half a Smile, c.1920 Platinum print 7 1/2 x 2 in.  Frederick H. Evans Half a Smile, c.1920 Platinum print 7 1/2 x 2 in.  

Frederick H. Evans
Half a Smile, c.1920
Platinum print

7 1/2 x 2 in.

 

Francesca Woodman Antella, 1977 Gelatin silver print 7 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.  Francesca Woodman Antella, 1977 Gelatin silver print 7 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.  

Francesca Woodman

Antella, 1977
Gelatin silver print

7 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.

 

Robert Doisneau Untitled (Christmas Card), 1959 Gelatin silver print 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.  Robert Doisneau Untitled (Christmas Card), 1959 Gelatin silver print 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.  

Robert Doisneau

Untitled (Christmas Card), 1959

Gelatin silver print

7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.

 

Robert Doisneau Untitled (Christmas Card), 1959 DetailRobert Doisneau Untitled (Christmas Card), 1959 Detail

Robert Doisneau

Untitled (Christmas Card), 1959

Detail

Erwin Blumenfeld Shadow (Jo Regaldi), 1936-1937 Gelatin silver print 12 x 8 7/8 in.  Erwin Blumenfeld Shadow (Jo Regaldi), 1936-1937 Gelatin silver print 12 x 8 7/8 in.  

Erwin Blumenfeld
Shadow (Jo Regaldi), 1936-1937
Gelatin silver print
12 x 8 7/8 in.

 

Erwin Blumenfeld Shadow (Jo Regaldi), 1936-1937 DetailErwin Blumenfeld Shadow (Jo Regaldi), 1936-1937 Detail

Erwin Blumenfeld
Shadow (Jo Regaldi), 1936-1937

Detail

John Wood 500 lb Bomb Crater, c.1960s Gelatin silver print, graphite, Xerox, vellum, ink mounted to board 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.  John Wood 500 lb Bomb Crater, c.1960s Gelatin silver print, graphite, Xerox, vellum, ink mounted to board 16 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.  

John Wood
500 lb Bomb Crater, c.1960s
Gelatin silver print, graphite, Xerox, vellum, ink mounted to board
16 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.

 

Press Release

BRUCE SILVERSTEIN / 20
529 West 20th Street, Third Floor
Open by appointment: December 10, 2015 - January 23, 2016

 

Bruce Silverstein / 20 is pleased to present Inscribed
 

The common theme in this collection of works is the artist's transformation of a photographic print into a singular, unique artwork through his/her annotation or inscription. These objects were used as gifts, cards, letters and invitations with a specific purpose. They offer a bit of history; they are clues to the artist's personal life, style of writing and relationships.  They are wonderfully intimate examples of the artist's intriguing choice of images to gift or share with a particular message.

 

 

Including works by Aaron SiskindAndré Kertész, Frederick Evans, Robert Doisneau, Diane Arbus, Keith Smith, Constantin BrancusiFrancesca WoodmanAlfred Stieglitz, Erwin Blumenfeld, and John Wood

 

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