Gordon Parks: Centennial

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September 14 - October 27, 2012

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Mrs. Lucy Jefferson, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1948
18 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1963
9 x 13 3/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Muslim Boys Selling Newspaper, 1963
8 11/16 12 15/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Bessie and Little Richard the morning after she scalded her husband, 1967
9 5/16 x 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1967

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, 1951
10 3/8 x 12 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1951

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Stokley Carmichael, Watts, Los Angeles, CA, 1966
13 x 10 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1967

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Paris Fashions, Countess Maxine de la Falaise, 1950
13 7/16 x 10 7/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Gang Member with Brick, Harlem, New York, 1948
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Eldridge Cleaver and Wife, Kathleen with Portrait of Huey Newton, Algiers, 1970
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Muhammed Ali in Training, Miami, Florida, 1966
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Ellen, Crying, Harlem, New York, 1967
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Muhammad Ali, 1970
20 x 16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Red Jackson, 1948
13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950s

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, 1950
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Muhammed Ali, Hyde Park, London, 1970
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Knife Wielder, Chicago, 1957
13 3/4 x 19 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Raiding Detectives, Chicago, 1957
13 3/4 x 19 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Drug Search, Chicago, 1957
13 3/4 x 19 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

While golfing and shooting in the upper 70s, Sugar Ray Robinson usually attracts a gallery, United Kingdom., 1951
13 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1951

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Composer Aaron Copland sitting at table with score in front of the barn., 1955
12 1/4 x 9 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1958

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Harlem street scene, 1948
13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

At the Poverty Board: Bessie and Kenneth, Little Richard, Norman Jr., and Ellen (Fontenelle Family), 1967
8 x 10 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Red Jackson and Herbie Levy Study Wounds on Face of Slain Gang Member Maurice Gaines, 1948
13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Pool Hall, Fort Scott, 1949
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Fight, 1948
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Paris Fashions, 1949
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, Harlem, New York,  1948
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Husband and wife, Sunday Morning, 1949
11 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, Phoenix, Arizona, 1963
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Red with Girlfriend, 1948
13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, Mobile, Alabama, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thornton, Mobile, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, Mobile, Alabama, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Mother and Children, Mobile, Alabama, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled, Mobile, Alabama, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Store Front, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956
20 x 16 inches
Pigment print

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Langston Hughes, Chicago, 1941
14 x 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Ingrid Bergman at Stromboli, 1949
16 x 20 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Centennial 2012 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Malcolm X Addressing Black Muslim Rally in Chicago, 1963
29 3/4 x 20 inches
Gelatin silver print

Press Release

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gordon Parks, widely recognized as the most influential African American photographer of the 20th century, Howard Greenberg Gallery in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation will present two simultaneous exhibitions of his work. Contact: Gordon Parks, Ralph Ellison, and “Invisible Man,” curated by Glenn Ligon, and Gordon Parks: Centennial will be on view from September 14 – October 27, 2012. Parks, a remarkable Renaissance man who was also a writer, filmmaker, and composer, brought poetic style to street photography and portraiture, while exploring the social and economic impact of racism.
 

Gordon Parks: Centennial will survey nearly 40 works spanning five decades of the artist’s career beginning in the early 1940s, including some of the legendary photographer’s most seminal images. Among the highlights in Gordon Parks: Centennial will be American Gothic, 1942. Considered to be Parks’s signature image, the gelatin silver print depicts Ella Watson, a black woman who mopped floors at a government building. Astonished by the prejudice he encountered on his first day in Washington D.C., Parks struck up a conversation with Watson and heard about the difficulties she faced due to bigotry and discrimination. That day Parks himself had been refused service at a clothing store, restaurant, and movie theater. Watson agreed to be photographed by him, holding a broom behind an American flag. Park’s riff on the iconic 1930 painting of the same name by Grant Wood became the symbol of the burgeoning civil rights movement.