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Skywalkers: The Legacy of the Mohawk Ironworker at the World Trade Center: Tintypes by Melissa Cacciola

January 17, 2015

Exhibition: February 4th, 2015 – March 12th, 2015

Silverstein Properties and 4 World Trade Center is pleased to host the temporary exhibit Skywalkers: The Legacy of the Mohawk Ironworker at the World Trade Center, a collection of thirty tintype portraits of Mohawk Ironworkers who volunteered in the rescue efforts after 9/11 and were an integral part of the construction of One World Trade, Towers 2, 3, and 4 and the Calatrava Transportation Hub. The tintypes will be exhibited on the 67th floor of 4 World Trade.

Artist Melissa Cacciola photographed thirty men from the Kahnawake and Aquasasne reservations in Canada in an effort to continue the next chapter of the 9/11 story: chronicling the rebirth of an icon while recording a disappearing tradition of storied tradesmen.

Using the historic process of the tintype, Cacciola created individual portraits of each ironworker using a large format camera, period brass lenses, and hand-made film emulsions. Some of the earliest known tintypes in existence are of Native American subjects giving further relevance to the use of this nineteenth-century process.

Skywalkers: The Legacy of the Mohawk Ironworker at the World Trade Center results in a series of haunting photographs of this small community of men. These unique portraits bear witness to lives deeply lived: flawed characters, fears and aspirations, and storied histories, all revealed in a ten-second exposure before the camera.

The show opens February 4th and will be on view through March 12th, 2015. Public viewings by appointment, Thursday – Saturday, 12-6 pm. Silverstein Properties and Steven Kasher Gallery will host an opening reception February 5th, from 6-9 PM. 4 World Trade Center, 67th floor, 150 Greenwich Street. RSVP is mandatory to attend. Email RSVP to

2014 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize Awarded To Robert Bordo

December 4, 2014

American painter Robert Bordo was awarded the 2014 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize. Each year, the estate supports a mid-career American painter with the $25,000 cash prize. We are proud to be exhibiting a painting by Bordo in our current exhibition 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014, on view through January 10th, 2015. 

Bordo is an associate professor of art at The Cooper Union in New York. He has been the recipient of many prestigious fellowships and grants including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2007, the Canada Council Arts Grant, the Tesuque Foundation Arts Fellowship Award, the MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

The prize pays tribute to the work of Robert De Niro Sr. Bordo is the fourth recipient of the prize.

Read more about Robert Bordo's prize here

Jack Tworkov in the News

November 21, 2014

We are proud to include work by Jack Tworkov in our current exhibiton 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014. Here is some more news about Jack Tworkov:

The New York Studio School celebrates is 50th anniversary this year. Tworkov was instrumental in the school's formation. Read more about it here

Save the date for Jack Tworkov: Black Mountain College and Beyond: Select Works from 1952-1982 at the Asheville Museum of Art in North Carolina. March 7 - June 14, 2015. 

This exhibition, curated by Jason Andrew, curator of the Estate of Jack Tworkov, revisits Tworkov’s affiliation with Black Mountain College and expands to include a significant survey of the artist's career including important works spanning three decades.

Save the date for Jack Tworkov: Important Paintings from the 1970s at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH. October 11 - December 20, 2015. 

Curated by Jason Andrew, this exhibition is the first of its kind to bring together important paintings from the 1970s offering a reflection on Tworkov’s tension between spontaneity and restraint, the automatic and the planned.

The Jack Tworkov Works on Canvas Catalogue Raisonne Project now includes over 400 works. Visit it here

Visit the Jack Tworkov Estate here

Jerome Liebling Exhibition Opening at Galerie Frédéric Moisan during the 2014 Photography Month Festival in Paris

October 29, 2014

The exhibition Jerome Liebling: Radiance Visible opens at Galerie Frédéric Moisan in Paris on November 6th and will be on view during the 2014 Photography Month Festival in Paris. The show includes a selection of 30 prints in black and white and color from the 1940s through the 1990s.  Jerome Liebling's images, taken on city streets or in rural towns, defies easy categorization. His images are suffused with startling intimacy; the gaze of his subjects reflecting struggles yet to be overcome. The places, too, bear the traces of time and the scars of victory. And yet the weariness of those faces and places does little to diminish their power. Liebling’s work is a tribute to human perseverance and courage.

The exhibition is on view through December 6th.

Read a feature in French Vogue here.

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Leo Rubinfien's "A Map of the East" Exhibition on View at Taka Ishii Gallery; New Publication Featured on the New York Review of Books

October 28, 2014

Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo is pleased to present “Vintage Prints from A Map of the East 1980 – 87,” an exhibition of works by Leo Rubinfien, on view from October 25th to December 6th, 2014. This solo exhibition, Rubinfien's second with the gallery, will feature 17 color photographs selected from his series A Map of the East, which he made in Japan and other parts of Asia between 1980 and 1987. A Map of the East was published in 1992 in conjunction with a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film has published a new collection of Rubinfien’s unreleased images from the A Map of the East series, New Turns in Old Roads. The introduction is featured on the New York Review of Books:

Books are available through Steven Kasher Gallery and a book signing will be held at Paris Photo on Friday, November 14th.

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Major Paul Kooiker Exhibition Opens at the Fotomuseum Den Haag

October 18, 2014

The Fotomuseum Den Haag is exhibiting over 200 works by Paul Kooiker in a major solo exhibition, Nude Animal Cigar, on view October 18, 2014 through January 18, 2015. The exhibition brings together photographic works and publications from the artist's 20 year career. As the title suggests, images on view include nudes from his many series exploring voyeurism and innocence; animals; and the countless cigars he has smoked in his studio.

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Marc Asnin and Neverland Publications Launch "Photographers Selfie Against the Death Penalty" in support of "Final Words"

September 25, 2014

Marc Asnin, documentary photographer and creative director of Neverland Publications, presents the launch of Final Words the publication company's inaugural book and travelling exhibition. Final Words is a collection of the final statements of the 515 inmates that have been executed by the state of Texas since 1982. The project seeks to focus on the humanity that remains at the center of the death penalty in America. The exhibition will be centered around a room where visitors are encouraged to sit in solitude as images from the series are projected with audio of the inmates final words playing concurrently. Steven Kasher Gallery will be hosting the launch of Neverland Publications Final Words on October 10th. 


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Miles Aldridge in the New York TImes

September 17, 2014

Miles Aldridge was featured in the New York Times article "Fashion Photography Is the Art World's Rising Star" profiling the rise of fashion photographers and their work in museums and galleries across the globe. 

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Phyllis Galembo at the Israel Museum

June 10, 2014

Images by Phyllis Galembo have been included in a show at the Israel Museum entitled Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World. The exhibit consists of extremely rare, 9,000 stone masks and projects of Galembo's pieces showing modern day masks and their use in rituals and celebrations. The exhibit will be on display in Jerusalem through September.


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Melissa Cacciola's "War and Peace" on view at the Nation Museum of the Marine Corps

May 20, 2014

Opening 5/20 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps: Melissa Cacciola's "War and Peace" a series of tintype diptychs showing service men and women in uniform and civilian attire exploring war, identity and the meaning of serving their country.

Photo: Travis, Tintype, 2011 Melissa Cacciola