Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise

Main Gallery

September 11 – October 24, 2009

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Renee Perle, 1930
15 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c. 1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Suzanne Lenglen, Nice, France, 1915
11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Jeanne Renouard, 1917
15 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

At first our cars had no windshields. Like knights of old we revelled in facing the caress or the bite of wind and rain - but not to excess! And so we donned a complete set of armor for bad weather, 1919
15 1/2 x 11 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Bibi with Frank and Lolo Burky, Montigny, 1921
15 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

In Front of the Chinese Pavilion, Porte Dauphine, Paris, 1911
15 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Simone and Charles Sabouret, Saint Moritz, Switzerland, 1913
11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Avenue des Acacias, Paris, 1911
15 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1911
11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Path of Virtue, Paris, 1911
15 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

The Dolly Sisters, 1927
2 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1927

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, (from Les Femmes Aux Cigarettes), Paris, 1927
4 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1927

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Suzette O'Nill, 1927
3 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1927

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Papa was formidable! For our vacatino at Rouzat he brought a toy as inflated as our wildest expectations: a series of huge paper balloons like this one, 1920
4 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches
Gelatin Silver Print; printed c.1920

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Monsieur Folletete and Tupy, Paris, 1912
7 x 7 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Me, swimming with a friend, Vichy, 1915
3 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1915

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1911
7 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

My cousin Bichonnade, Paris, 1905
7 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Trip to Holland, Rico and our car, 1912
2 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1912

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Sunday, after returning from mass, Oleo did not have a change of clothes, Rouzat, 1910
5 1/8 x 8 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1910

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Le jour des Drags aux courses a Auteuil, Paris, 1911
7 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

The Path of Virtue, Paris, 1911
4 1/8 x 2 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1911

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Rico, Rouzat, 1911
4 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c. 1911

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Bouboutte, Rouzat, 1908
5 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1908

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Kiki, 1916
4 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1916

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Mary Lancret, Versailles, 1917
|4 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1917

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Nandette, 1916
4 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1916

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

From another view: Simon's and my small Peugeots seen from my window on Rue Leroux, Paris, 1915
6 x 3 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1915

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

A Day at the Races, 1913
4 x 2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1913

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Path of Virtue, 1911
|1 1/2 x 2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1911

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Kiki, Sevres, 1917
4 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1917

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Bobsled course, Rouzat, 1912
4 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1912

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Path of Virtue, 1912
4 1/2 x 2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1912

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, 1910
2 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1910

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Passenger and driver dressed for the race, 1912
2 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1912

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Jacques Lartigue at the wheel of the Bugatti Type 43 belonging to one of his lady friends at the 1932 Monaco Grand Prix, 1932
3 x 4 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; print date unknown

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Jean Haguet and Louis Ferrand during the bobsled race at the Chateau de Rouzat, 1911
5 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Louis, Oleo, and Jean, Rouzat, 1910
2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1910

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

In my room, my collection of racing cars, 1905
11 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Mardi Gras with Bouboutte, Louis, Robert, and Zissou, Paris, 1903
11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

The ZYX 24 takes off... Piroux, Zissou, Georges, Loius, Dede and Robert try to take off with it, Rouzat, 1910
7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1954-63

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Danny, Deauville, France, 1939
7 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c. 1939

Jacques Henri Lartigue: A New Paradise 2009 howard greenberg gallery

Raymond Van Weers, known as Oleo, Rouzat, 1908
11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Press Release

It is with great pleasure that the Howard Greenberg Gallery presents A New Paradise, a comprehensive exhibition of photographs by Jacques Henri Lartigue and the first New York exhibition of his work since 2000. Born in France in 1894, Lartigue made his first photograph when he was six years old. Imbued with unadulterated glee, Lartigue’s early photographs record and reflect the joie de vivre of fashionable upper class French society during the Belle Epoque.  His most famous images depict pre-World War I Europe, especially moving cars, airplanes, and other machines. Fascinated with movement and the changing, modernized world, he quickly learned to infuse his elegant and idealized imagery with a new sense of vigor. Though it would take more than half a century for Lartigue to receive world-wide recognition, he is arguably one of the most important visionaries of early 20th century photography.