Posts Tagged ‘Peter Fetterman Gallery’

Notable: Proverbs, Gregori Maiofis, Peter Fetterman Gallery

In Books on August 27, 2018 at 11:33 am

Lenin’s Science Makes One’s Hand and Mind Stronger, Gregori Maiofis

For many, a photograph holds power because it is a snapshot from a moment in time – proof that something happened that we can see and believe. Therein lies the wonder and beauty that can be created through the work of graphic artists and clever print makers. Peter Fetterman  Gallery wants you take a closer look at the works of Gregori Maiofis.

We’d like to honor photographer Gregori Maiofis this week, taking the time to admire his handcrafted artworks. As a classically trained printmaker and graphic artist, printmaking is an integral part of his oeuvre that, following experimentation with gelatin silver prints and several alternative processes, led to his now prominent use of bromoil and bromoil transfer printing. Common among the Pictorialist masters of the early 20th Century, the bromoil process allows the artist unique aesthetic abilities to manually control the color, tone, and texture of the final picture on various surfaces.
In his series “Proverbs,” the artist uses proverb texts of various origins and visually interprets and conceptualizes them in staged compositions. Often working with trained animals including elephants, monkeys and predominantly a bear named Funt, Maiofis creates a new reality of interplay between human and animal.
The gallery is currently offering signed works from both “Proverbs” and “Taste for Russian Ballet” in printed from via the Nazraeli Press.
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Notable: New Acquisitions by Peter Fetterman Gallery

In Gallerist on April 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Martine Franck, Tulku Kentral Lodro Rabsel, with Tutor Lhadgyel

Our friends at Peter Fetterman Gallery have excitedly shared a bevy of wonderful works that they’ve acquired, including 20th century greats such as Brassaī and contemporary luminaries such as Stephen Wilkes.

Here’s a sample of the new works:

William Clift, Portrait #2, Juan Hamilton Sculpture, New Mexico, 1981

Stephen Wilkes, Flamingos, Lake Borgoria, Kenya, 2017

Pentti Sammallahti, The Balearic Sea, Spain, 2014

About the Gallery and gallerist Peter Fetterman:

Born in London, Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over 30 years. Initially a filmmaker and collector, he set up his first gallery over 20 years ago. He was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994.

The gallery has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th Century photography in the country particularly in humanist photography. Diverse holdings include work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lillian Bassman, Pentti Sammallahti, Stephen Wilkes and Jeffrey Conley.

For those interested in the new acquisitions, or about the latest exhibition with Jeffery Conley, find more information at their website.

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Notable: Peter Fetterman Gallery New Acquisitions, Brian Duffy

In Gallery on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

White Coat, South of France, by Brian Duffy

Peter Fetterman Gallery is excited to announce their latest acquisitions, featuring the work of a man known best to his admires as simply, “Duffy.”

Duffy, known to friends and colleagues by his surname alone, is widely credited for having revolutionized the face of fashion photography, defining the visual language of the swinging sixties in London. Duffy completed his training at Central Saint Martins before undertaking an apprenticeship at Balenciaga. In 1957 he began work at British Vogue only leaving in 1963 to work from his studio. Among the many famous faces who sat for Duffy were Jean Shrimpton, Nina Simone, Brigitte Bardot, John Lennon, Michael Caine and Sammy Davis Jr.

“I don’t give a f**k what anybody thinks about me…. I never wanted to be famous. Why? For what? So the doorman at Harrods can recognise me? What I care about is what my kids think about me, and what my grandchildren think of me–the fact that they think I’m a genius is delicious.”
– Brian Duffy
For those interested in the latest acquisitions by the Peter Fetterman Gallery, contact them today for more information.

Notable: Peter Fetterman Gallery, New Acquisitions

In Gallerist on February 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

Andrew Kent, David Bowie, Thin White Duke, 1976, Gelatin Silver print. Image via Peter Fetterman Gallery

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Behind the Gare St. Lazare, Paris, 1932, Gelatin Silver print. Image via Peter Fetterman Gallery

Steve McCurry, Woman in Hand Baori Stepwell, India, 2016, Digital C-print on Fuji Crystal paper. Image via Peter Fetterman Gallery

Peter Fetterman Gallery, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of fine art photography, has recently announced some exciting new acquisitions that you will want to check out. Among the newly acquired works are photographs by artists including Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kertész, Berenice Abbott, Steve McCurry, Andrew Kent, Herb Snitzer, and Sheila Metzner. 

For more information and to view the gallery’s full collection visit Peter Fetterman Gallery

Preview: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century, Personal Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

In Auction, Exhibits on November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1952, Gelatin silver print. Image via Phillips

We are excited to announce that Phillips in New York will soon be auctioning 120 Henri Cartier-Bresson prints from the private collection of Peter Fetterman. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century is the compilation of iconic works from the master photographer collected over a span of forty years.

Peter Fetterman, Collector and Owner of the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica, said, “Henri Cartier-Bresson was my hero, the man who inadvertently changed my life when I purchased a print of his image Srinagar over 40 years ago. This ‘decisive moment’ set me on a new personal and professional path which continues today. The images in this auction are the culmination of a 40 year journey of collecting his work. These objects have given me great pleasure and a unique understanding of the world and I am happy to pass them on to the next generation.” The images in this auction are comprised of landscapes from the artist’s many travels, spanning from New York City to Kyoto, Japan and from India to the French countryside; portraits of some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, including Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, and Truman Capote; and street photography that captured the everyday lives of his subjects from around the globe. Among the highlights are photographs taken of the Russian ballet in the 1950s. Cartier-Bresson was in fact the first Western photographer to be granted access here and these stunning images have rarely been seen on the market. From the highly recognizable Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954, and Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932, to the rare Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, 1954, and Dublin, Ireland, 1952, the Eye of the Century offers the opportunity for both new and existing collectors to discover the world of Cartier-Bresson.

The works will be on view at Phillips in New York from December 5-12, 2017 in preview of the auction which will take place on December 12, 2017. For more information please contact Phillips


Preview: A Life in Photography, Sebastião Salgado, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles

In Gallery on July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am
Sebastiao Salgado

Fishing in the Marshes, Southern Sudan, Sebastiao Salgado

For many, exploring the world taking photographs is what dreams are made of. But few get the opportunities to do so. And fewer still give their artwork a purpose. Enter Brazilian Sebastião Salgado.

Spanning the entirety of Salgado’s career, with sixty images on view from 1978 through 2014, the chronologic installation at Peter Fetterman Gallery will showcase iconic prints and new acquisitions culled from the myriad of socio-political topics, cultures and conflicts explored by the photographer. The installation will specifically focus on the human subjects of Salgado’s work and are selected from his several long-term, anthropologic reportages including Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Migrations (2000) and Genesis (2013). Salgado is often referred to as a “concerned photographer” who imbues his subjects with dignity; Focusing an empathetic lens on marginalized people working and struggling through hardship as result of political or environmental influence, or maintaining their traiditional way of life against the encroachments of modernity.

Sebastião Salgado was born in Aimores, Brazil in 1944, before moving to Paris as an economist and beginning a career in photography. His prints have been exhibited internationally for three decades including major museums and cultural institutions. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA), as well as the recipient of many prestigious awards including The Gold Medal Award of Photography from New York’s National Arts Club, the Hasselblad Award (1989), ICP Photographer of the Year (1986), and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal of Honorary Fellowship (1993). He lives with his wife Lelia Wanick Salgado in Paris, France.

Now open, this beautiful set of work by the socio-politico will be exhibited by the Peter Fetterman Gallery until September 2nd.

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