Issue #188  1/10/2012
New Special Exhibits Up On I Photo Central

Charles Schwartz, Ltd. has a new special exhibit on I Photo Central: "Arthur Rothstein - At Home and Abroad". This group of Rothstein photographs has a very special provenance. They come from the personal collection of Grace Rothstein, Arthur's wife. A majority of the prints have Rothstein stamps, some are signed by Rothstein, and many have detailed captions on the verso that are written in Rothstein's hand. The subject matter ranges from Rothstein's travels throughout the United States during the 1930's and early '40s while he was photographing for the FSA, to images that he made in China in 1945-46 while he was working for the US Office of War Information. Prices range from $750 to $3,000. To view this special exhibit click on: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/136/0/286/3/1 .

Schwartz has also re-displayed its special exhibit on H.C. Anderson. It is called: "African American Photographer Henry Clay Anderson" and can be found here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/24/0/131/3/1 . Wilson made a documentary about Anderson that won an award last year and Schwartz is including the video with the purchase of any H.C. Anderson photograph for a limited time: Separate, But Equal - winner of the 2011 HBO Best Documentary Film award at the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival (made by Shawn Wilson).

"Édouard Boubat: Going Where Life Takes Him" is another new special exhibit produced by Contemporary Works/Vintage Works. Édouard Boubat's work is in the collections of numerous major museums and institutions around the world. Boubat sought to make photographs that were a celebration of life. He once said, "A photograph gives you a deep insight into a moment, it recalls a whole world." He had a keen sense of all our humanity, and noted that "we are living photographs. Photography reveals the images within us." The exhibition can be seen here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/136/0/283/1/0 .

Contemporary Works/Vintage Works has also put up "Chicago New Bauhaus School Alumnis" as a special exhibit. The New Bauhaus, founded in 1937 in Chicago, was the immediate successor to the German Bauhaus dissolved in 1933 under National Socialist pressure. Bauhaus ideology had a strong impact throughout America, but it was only at the New Bauhaus that the complete curriculum as developed under Walter Gropius in Weimar and Dessau was adopted and further developed. The most important achievement at the Chicago Bauhaus was probably in photography, under the guidance of teachers such as György Kepes, Nathan Lerner, Arthur Siegel and Harry Callahan. You can see this special exhibit here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/136/0/282/1/0 .

"Salon International du Portrait Photographique: A Portrait of One Woman" is yet another special exhibit by Contemporary Works/Vintage Works. The first and only "Salon International du Portrait Photographique" was held April 28-May 24, 1961 at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. For this major event, 30 well-known photographers were invited to photograph just one subject, the 21-year-old Anne-Marie Edvina, who was chosen for the "rare symmetry of her face", according to a New York Herald Tribune article reporting on this important exhibition. The photographic results were exhibited at the BN and were published in the New York Herald Tribune, Life International, the Journal de Seine et Oise, EPOCA, Europeo and many other publications. The photographers ranged from surrealists Man Ray and Maurice Tabard to fashion photographer William Klein to photojournalists, such as Robert Doisneau and Edouard Boubat. You can view this exhibit here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/136/0/279/1/0 .

Here are three more special exhibits:

Food for Thought, http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/136/0/273/1/0 .

Brassai, the Transylvanian Parisian, http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/136/0/280/1/1 .

Circus Images: A Three-Ring Exhibition, http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/136/0/281/1/0 .