Larry Silver

California Dreamin'
July 31 - September 15, 2018
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Newsboy, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, dated, annotated, and titled on verso SoldNewsboy, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, dated, annotated, and titled on verso Sold

Newsboy, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed, dated, annotated, and titled on verso

Sold

Man with Dumb-bells, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 2011 15 x 15 1/8 in. (38.1 x 38.4 cm) Signed on verso $4,000 InquireMan with Dumb-bells, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 2011 15 x 15 1/8 in. (38.1 x 38.4 cm) Signed on verso $4,000 Inquire

Man with Dumb-bells, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed 2011

15 x 15 1/8 in. (38.1 x 38.4 cm)

Signed on verso

$4,000

Inquire

Contestants, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed on verso $4,500 InquireContestants, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed on verso $4,500 Inquire

Contestants, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

20 x 16 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed on verso

$4,500

Inquire

Boardwalk Bench Spectators, Muscle Beach, California, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 23 1/2 in. (50.8 x 59.7 cm) Signed, titled, and dated on verso SoldBoardwalk Bench Spectators, Muscle Beach, California, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 23 1/2 in. (50.8 x 59.7 cm) Signed, titled, and dated on verso Sold

Boardwalk Bench Spectators, Muscle Beach, California, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

20 x 23 1/2 in. (50.8 x 59.7 cm)

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

Sold

Shinning, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 1985 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso SoldShinning, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 1985 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso Sold

Shinning, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed 1985

16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso

Sold

Woman Being Balanced, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (36.2 x 28.6 cm) Signed on verso $3,000 InquireWoman Being Balanced, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (36.2 x 28.6 cm) Signed on verso $3,000 Inquire

Woman Being Balanced, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

14 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (36.2 x 28.6 cm)

Signed on verso

$3,000

Inquire

Boardwalk View, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 1983 16x 20 (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 InquireBoardwalk View, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 1983 16x 20 (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, and dated on verso $4,000 Inquire

Boardwalk View, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed 1983

16x 20 (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed, titled, and dated on verso

$4,000

Inquire

Two Men Doing a Handstand, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 2011 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, and annotated on verso $4,500 InquireTwo Men Doing a Handstand, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 2011 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, and annotated on verso $4,500 Inquire

Two Men Doing a Handstand, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 2011

16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed, titled, and annotated on verso

$4,500

Inquire

People on Beach, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso $4,000 InquirePeople on Beach, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso $4,000 Inquire

People on Beach, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso

$4,000

Inquire

Headstand, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) Signed, titled, and annotated on verso SoldHeadstand, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) Signed, titled, and annotated on verso Sold

Headstand, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Signed, titled, and annotated on verso

Sold

People Watching Boy Being Balanced, Muscle Beach, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso $4,000 InquirePeople Watching Boy Being Balanced, Muscle Beach, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso $4,000 Inquire

People Watching Boy Being Balanced, Muscle Beach, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed 1980

16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed, titled, dated with artist stamp on verso

$4,000

Inquire

Boy Performing, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28 cm) Signed on verso $3,000  InquireBoy Performing, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28 cm) Signed on verso $3,000  Inquire

Boy Performing, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 28 cm)

Signed on verso

$3,000 

Inquire

Watching a Contest, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 14 x 17 in. (36 x 43 cm) Signed, titled, and dated on recto $3,500 InquireWatching a Contest, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 14 x 17 in. (36 x 43 cm) Signed, titled, and dated on recto $3,500 Inquire

Watching a Contest, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

14 x 17 in. (36 x 43 cm)

Signed, titled, and dated on recto

$3,500

Inquire

A Body Builder in a Squatting Position, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 12 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. (32.7 x 39.4 cm) Signed on verso $3,500 InquireA Body Builder in a Squatting Position, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954 Gelatin silver print, printed later 12 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. (32.7 x 39.4 cm) Signed on verso $3,500 Inquire

A Body Builder in a Squatting Position, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, CA, 1954

Gelatin silver print, printed later

12 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. (32.7 x 39.4 cm)

Signed on verso

$3,500

Inquire

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to present an exclusive online exhibition of Larry Silver’s iconic body of work, Muscle Beach. Silver arrived at the Art Center School in Los Angeles after earning a full scholarship in 1953, and after winning first prize in the Scholastic-Ansco Photography Awards during his senior year at High School of Industrial Art in New York City. Photographing the boardwalk locals, weightlifters, and performers, Silver candidly captures the entertainment, energy, and spectacle of the vibrant coastal neighborhood during the mid-century era, a thriving cultural moment in a burgeoning California. Muscle Beach has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography (1985), and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1999).

 

Silver has had several solo and group exhibitions across international institutions including International Center of Photography, New York; New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Delaware Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Tampa Museum of Art, Florida; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing; and The Jewish Museum, New York.

 

Silver’s work is held in over 30 museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut; and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.

 

Silver’s decades of photographs have been the subject of numerous books and catalogues including Made in California (2000); New York, Portrait of a City (2010); This Was the Photo League (2001) and Suburban Visions (2002). Silver currently lives and works in Connecticut.