Celebrities: We Remember Them Well
September 21 – January 02, 2013
ArtsWestchester . 31 Mamaroneck Ave . White Plains, NY
Join Us for a Special Re-Opening Event: A Talk with Allan Tannenbaum
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 7pm
Doors open at 6 pm
Reception will follow
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Jackson Pollock & Lee Krasner
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
An exhibition of Rare Celebrity Portraits, curated by Milton J. Ellenbogen
Combing and combining private as well as gallery collections, Westchester-based curator Milton J. Ellenbogen has assembled more than 175 rare candid photographs and outstanding studio portraits of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong, Norman Mailer, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Spike Lee, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Among the last photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, taken shortly before the fatal shooting of Lennon outside his apartment building, The Dakota in New York, Allan Tannenbaum’s photos are regarded as treasured images of this most creative and celebrated couple and the era in which they worked.
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 12-5pm
Works will come from private collections and galleries including:
Private Collection of Milton J. Ellenbogen
Private Collection of Don Schlitten
Private Collection of Tony Vaccaro
Private Collection of Barbara Alper
Private Collection of Margaret McCarthy
In addition to the exhibition, lectures on “The Art of Andre Kertesz” will be given by Robert Gurbo who worked closely with Kertesz and was named a member of his art trust. Mr. Gurbo has susequently written articles as well as books on Kertesz, and has another book in the works. Andre Baranowski worked for Time-Life at the same time as Alfred Eisenstaedt, got to know him and his artistic technique well, and today is a free-lance food photographer. Mr. Baranowski’s photographs have appeared on many magazine covers and he will lecture on “The Art of Eisenstaedt” and his own evolution within his profession.
About the Curator:
The curator, Milton J. Ellenbogen, was a business writer and managing editor for Dun & Bradstreet before becoming an editorial director for Macmillan. During this time, a mutual friend introduced him to Andre Kertesz, and through Kertesz his love of photography and collecting began. He subsequently started his own publishing company and for ten years published directories and buyers’ guides for the industrial distribution market, while attending auctions and building his photo collection. His concentration was on works by Andre Kertesz and in 2001 he was asked to lend some of these works and to assist in curating a show, “Away from Home: Andre Kertesz and Theodore Fried” at the Corcoran Museum of art in Washington, D.C.
After selling his business, Ellenbogen pursued his love of rare photographs and for several years ran his own gallery, M.J. Ellenbogen Fine Art Photography, in White Plains. Today, in addition to curating exhibitions, Mr. Ellenbogen does art appraisals and continues to buy and sell art with a specialty in rare photographic prints.
This exhibition made possible by the generous support of:
Barbara & Paul Elliot
Jacqueline & Arthur Walker
Exhibition also supported by: