Marvin E. Newman

Color Series
April 10 - May 24, 2008
Selected Works Thumbnail View
Coney Island I, 1953 Archival inkjet print 17 x 22 inchesConey Island I, 1953 Archival inkjet print 17 x 22 inches

Coney Island I, 1953
Archival inkjet print
17 x 22 inches

Coney Island II, 1953 Archival inkjet print 17 x 22 inchesConey Island II, 1953 Archival inkjet print 17 x 22 inches

Coney Island II, 1953
Archival inkjet print
17 x 22 inches

Broadway I, 1954 Archival inkjet print 17 x 22 inchesBroadway I, 1954 Archival inkjet print 17 x 22 inches

Broadway I, 1954
Archival inkjet print
17 x 22 inches

Broadway IV, 1954 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesBroadway IV, 1954 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Broadway IV, 1954
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Broadway II, 1954 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesBroadway II, 1954 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Broadway II, 1954
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Broadway III, 1954 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesBroadway III, 1954 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Broadway III, 1954
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Broadway V, 1954 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesBroadway V, 1954 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Broadway V, 1954
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Broadway VI, 1954 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesBroadway VI, 1954 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Broadway VI, 1954
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

San Gennaro Festival I, 1952 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesSan Gennaro Festival I, 1952 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

San Gennaro Festival I, 1952
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

San Gennaro Festival II, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesSan Gennaro Festival II, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

San Gennaro Festival II, 1952
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

San Gennaro Festival III, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesSan Gennaro Festival III, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

San Gennaro Festival III, 1952
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

San Gennaro Festival V, 1952 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesSan Gennaro Festival V, 1952 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

San Gennaro Festival V, 1952
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Wall Street I, 1956 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesWall Street I, 1956 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Wall Street I, 1956
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Wall Street II, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesWall Street II, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Wall Street II, 1952
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Wall Street III, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesWall Street III, 1952 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Wall Street III, 1952
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Wall Street IV, 1956 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesWall Street IV, 1956 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Wall Street IV, 1956
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

42nd Street II, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches42nd Street II, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

42nd Street II, 1983
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

42nd Street IV, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches42nd Street IV, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

42nd Street IV, 1983
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

42nd Street III, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches42nd Street III, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

42nd Street III, 1983
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

42nd Street I, 1983 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches42nd Street I, 1983 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

42nd Street I, 1983
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

42nd Street VI, 1983 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches42nd Street VI, 1983 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

42nd Street VI, 1983
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

42nd Street V, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches42nd Street V, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

42nd Street V, 1983
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesNight baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983

Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesNight baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983

Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesNight baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983

Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 22 x 17 inchesNight baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983 Archival inkjet print 22 x 17 inches

Night baseball game, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, 1983

Archival inkjet print
22 x 17 inches

Coney Island III, 1953 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesConey Island III, 1953 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Coney Island III, 1953
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Coney Island V, 1953 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesConey Island V, 1953 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Coney Island V, 1953
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Coney Island IV, 1953 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesConey Island IV, 1953 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

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

Coney Island VI, 1953 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesConey Island VI, 1953 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Coney Island VI, 1953
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Prostitutes III, 1971 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesProstitutes III, 1971 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Prostitutes III, 1971
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Prostitutes I, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesProstitutes I, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes I, 1971
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes VI, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesProstitutes VI, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes VI, 1971
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes VII, 1971 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesProstitutes VII, 1971 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Prostitutes VII, 1971
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Prostitutes X, 1971 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inchesProstitutes X, 1971 Archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches

Prostitutes X, 1971
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches

Prostitutes IV, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesProstitutes IV, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes IV, 1971
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes IX, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesProstitutes IX, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes IX, 1971
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes XI, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inchesProstitutes XI, 1971 Archival inkjet print 13 x 19 inches

Prostitutes XI, 1971
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce Marvin E. Newman: The Color Series. This is the first in-depth survey of notable photographer Marvin E. Newman’s color photography.

 

While studying under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design (ID), Newman (b. 1927) was regarded as one of the school’s most highly accomplished and active students. His ID thesis, The Series Form in Still Photography, 1952, based on experimentation with form and progression, exhibited his early understanding of the investigational and insightful nature of photography, and foreshadowed his life-long interest in the photographic series. Newman graduated in 1952, earning one of the first Master of Science in Photography degrees in the country.

 

While a student, Newman also took on numerous commissions from noteworthy clients as well as garnered awards from established institutions such as American Photography and Time Inc. In the late 1940s, Newman joined New York’s influential Photo League, and began his long editorial career shooting for publications such as Sports Illustrated, Life Magazine, Newsweek and Look, among others. Newman’s foray in the editorial world would lead him to his position as National President of the American Society of Media Photographers. In addition to his editorial achievements, Newman’s work also flourished in the art world, including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Roy DeCarava’s Photographer’s Gallery, and the International Center of Photography.

 

The Color Series, following his 2006 showing of The First Decade at this gallery, will provide a detailed survey of the artist’s shifting subject matter and process throughout his long career. One such overview will be a synopsis of Newman’s recurring Times Square theme, explored in-depth by the artist in the 1950s, and again in the 1980s. Samplings from his varied pursuits of the same subject illustrate his dynamic and evolving approach, as well as his changing relationship to the technology of color itself. In addition to Newman’s pointed Times Square works, this exhibit will also feature images from his pivotal 1970s series on prostitution in Reno, Nevada.

 

Newman’s investigations in color allowed him to continuously pursue his passion for experimentation both with the technology of photography and his chosen subject matter.  Like so many of Newman’s examinations, the use of color in his work was a key element, serving as both the context and character of his images. Given the recent resurgence of interest in experimental color photography from the 1950s, Newman’s early explorations of color, coupled with his deep understanding of light, reaffirms both Newman as well as the Institute of Design’s commitment to progressive technology and approach.

 

Marvin E. Newman’s work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, International Center of Photography, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and is held in numerous public and private collections around the world. The artist continues to work in New York City.