December 4, 2013 -
“O’er the green mead the sporting virgins play, their shining veils unbound along the skies, tossed and re-tossed, the ball incessant flies”.
According to Tom O’Conner’s History of Handball, the earliest mention of the game can be found as far back as 2000 BC in Egypt. The priests of the Temple Osiris in Thebes were depicted on the tombs, striking the ball with the hand. The game meandered to Europe, before Alexander the Great spread it around the Greek Colonies and the Apennine Peninsula (Italy). Accounts of handball are found in Scotland in 1427, where King James was a known fanatic, amongst the aristocracy of 18th century London, and finally, in its most reliable depiction, was introduced to the United States by Irish immigrants in the waning years of the 19th century. The game eventually settled in Brooklyn where it made its way into the DNA of an adolescent Jerome Liebling.
Since Liebling’s passing in July 2011, there have been copious obituaries and tributes to the pioneering American photographer, ruminations on the enduring legacy of his work. Former student Ken Burns remembers “Jerry” as a “fierce warrior, insisting on a kind of justice, a kind of truth, and an utterly American vitality. He saw in every individual his or her own worth.” New York Times photographer James Estrin contends, “his images were always more than what was in front of the camera- they were about life, death, and the underlying meaning of being human.”
November 15, 2013 -
Steven Kasher Gallery is honored to announce that we now represent Henry Chalfant. Since the 1970s, Chalfant has spent his career chronicling urban art, amassing an extensive series on New York subway graffiti.
Read more about Henry Chalfant on the Lens Blog:
October 5, 2013 - January 5, 2014
The Art Institute of Chicago presents Max Kozloff: Critic and Photographer, on view October 5th through January 14th. An influencial art historian and critic, Kozloff was the art editor of The Nation and the executive editor of Artforum. The exhibition includes over 80 photographs, demonstrating how his practice as a photographer has been shaped by his work as a critic and vice versa.
October 2, 2013 -
Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to newly represent Melissa Cacciola. Featured today on the New York Times Lens Blog is her tintype series "Brass on Tin". It includes portraits of brass band musicians from New Orleans will be exhibited next year at the New Orleans African American Museum.
Read the article here:
September 30, 2013 - January 10, 2014
City of Abstractions: Brett Weston in New York, 1944–45 includes over 100 photographs by Brett Weston, taken on the streets of New York. It is drawn largely from the collection of the International Center of Photography.
This exhibition will be on view at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery between 51st and 52nd Streets. It is organized by the International Center of Photography and the Brett Weston Archive.
Read about the exhibition here:
September 24, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Steven Kasher Gallery is exhibiting at Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam from September 26th through September 29th.
We are exhibiting a site-specific installation by photographers Martin Hyers and William Mebane. The installation includes five mural size prints that stretch 8 feet by 40 feet. Overlaying the murals are scores of original documents, prints, letters and other ephemera that were collected before the original East Village buildings that housed the Uranian Phalanstery were dismantled.
Unseen is an international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography and unseen work by established photographers. Visit us in booth 11.
September 4, 2013 -
The New York Times previews our October exhibition, Vietnam: The Real War, A Photographic History from the Associated Press.
There is an extensive article on the front page of the Arts section, by Ralph Blumenthal. In addition, the Lens blog is running a second piece by Blumenthal with a slide show of 15 images.
September 3, 2013 -
Full Circle: Before They Were Famous (2010) is directed and edited by Brian Bayerl and features appearances by Robert Indiana, Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Eric Shiner, and Marie and William John Kennedy.
The documentary aired on September 5th on WLIW21, WNET New York Public Media and on September 12th at 10:30 PM on Channel 13, WNET New York Public Media.
August 5, 2013 -
Mark Seliger has photographed famous portraits of musicians, actors, politicians, and other icons for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Time, and Vanity Fair. This New York Times article focuses on his country music career. Seliger is the lead singer for the band Rusty Truck, based in Los Angeles. The group released their second album.
August 1, 2013 -
This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.