Alfred Statler Large Vintage Street Photograph Fine Art NYC Subway Urbanism’50s

Alfred Statler Large Vintage Street Photograph Fine Art NYC Subway Urbanism'50s

Alfred Statler Large Vintage Street Photograph Fine Art NYC Subway Urbanism'50s

Alfred Statler Large Vintage Street Photograph Fine Art NYC Subway Urbanism'50s

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changing assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco; Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! ITEM: This is a large format, vintage and original, c. 1950s/early 1960s Alfred Statler photograph that shows the muted landscape of New York City’s subway system. An artistic mid-century portrait that captures a young woman seated and reading a newspaper while she awaits the arrival of the next train. The man, a bystander, in the background. Vintage advertisements adorn the walls of the platform, providing character and ambiance to the photographer. Alfred Statler creates a poignant portrait of the city he adored and spent a lifetime making images of. Measures 11″ x 14″ on a semi-gloss double weight paper stock. An important piece of pop art and American cultural history. This comes from the estate of Alfred Statler from his career with TIME magazine. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. Grapefruit Moon Gallery has acquired an extensive selection from the personal and professional archive of the New York photojournalists Alfred and Betty Statler. Along with test prints, negatives, contact sheets, and ephemera from Alfred’s professional and artistic career, the collection includes an impression array of his original paintings. We will be listing various examples from both photographers in the coming weeks, including psychedelic dancers, Essence sessions, cat portraits, and Warhol/Factory stills as well as portraits of luminaries Alfred photographed for Time magazine from the 1950s-1970s. Below is a small sample of some of the photographs and ephemera that we have acquired from the Statler estate. Artists Biography: Self-made, cat-crazy photographer couple Alfred and Betty Statler captured the heyday of New York’s art scene, its celebrities and intellectual elite, and the sometimes gritty underbelly of the city’s industrial core. Drawn to the City’s artistic and intellectual milieu, and to each other, the two documented New York City and their travels around the world. Alfred Staler was born Alfred Goldschmidt in the Bronx, New York City, in 1916. He served in a European photography unit during World War II, developing his photography skills. While living in Paris he studied painting under Fernand Léger. After two years, Statler and his wife Betty found themselves back in New York, where Alfred freelanced for most of the important periodicals of the day, his work appearing in the New York Times , LIFE , the Saturday Evening Post , among others. But he is best recognized for his pairing with Time magazine. Known for his photojournalist/documentary approach to assignments, Statler preferred to capture his subjects in their “real life;” at work, at lunch, or at home. He photographed the likes of Elie Wiesel, Duke Ellington, Andy Warhol, and Walter Cronkite, to name but a few of the artists and political figures who knew his lens. Alfred Statler died in NYC in 1984. Betty Statler was born Elizabeth Marie Eslinger in Indiana, in 1921. She moved to New York City in 1939 and found work at the New York Public Library, where she fell in love with photography. Spurned on by this interest she moved onto Time’s research department after WWII, where she met Alfred on assignment. The two moved to Paris and traveled around Europe extensively, documenting the post-war period. Upon returning to New York Betty joined back up with Time. Her body of work includes extensive travel photographs, ongoing documentation of cats (with Alfred), humanist series for Jubilee , and notably her later-career images of Mother Theresa in India which were reproduced in Time. She continued to photograph until the 1990s, when macular degeneration halted her career. With poor eyesight, Betty turned to sculpture until her death in 2013. The item “Alfred Statler Large Vintage Street Photograph Fine Art NYC Subway Urbanism’50s” is in sale since Thursday, February 02, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Contemporary (1940-Now)\Other Contemporary Photographs”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Date of Creation: 1950-1959
  • Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Architecture & Cityscape
  • Color: Black & White
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 10″)
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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