December 19, 2009
Bruce Davidson Fans...East 100th Street Gallery Show
(copy from www.nyartbeat.com)
Founded in 1981, The Howard Greenberg Gallery (41 East 57th Street) which was originally known as Photofind, exhibits photojournalism and 'street' photography, as well as photographs from a variety of genres and styles spanning from Pictorialism to Modernism, in addition to contemporary photography and images conceived for industry, advertising, and fashion.
In 1970, The Museum of Modern Art exhibited ground-breaking works from Bruce Davidson's photographic essay, 'East 100th Street.' MoMA's esteemed curator, John Szarkowski, selected 43 photographs and we are pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit these actual prints in precisely the state and manner in which they were exhibited in 1970. The MoMA show was accompanied by the publication of the first edition of Davidson's book, 'East 100th Street.' Through this exhibition, the gallery has strived to present an historically accurate re-creation of a memorable MoMA exhibition and insight into Szarkowski's curatorial process. In the south gallery, the gallery is exhibiting a selection of photographs that was inspired by the expanded edition of 'East 100th Street,' published in 2001 by St. Anne's Press, and not included in Szarkowski's edit.
Wow!! I'll be going...let us know what you think about the show!!