Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought

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December 17, 2015 – January 30, 2016

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Self-portrait, 1953
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Self-portrait, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed later
6 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Woman with Manhole Cover, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Couple Holding Hands, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed later
10 x 8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Man Walking Dog, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
9 7/8 x 8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Woman with Manhole Cover, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Two Men with Manhole Cover, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
9 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Running Boys, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
5 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Woman and Child, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed later
6 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Legs, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed later
6 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Woman in High Heels, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Baby Carriage, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Dog, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed later
10 x 8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Shadow of a Man, 1951
Gelatin silver print
9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Woman at Bus Stop, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
7 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

3 Women Sewer, Shadow Series, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print; printed later
6 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Sunbather, Ruppert Knickerbocher, Winter Boardwalk, Coney Island, N.Y., 1953
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Winter Boardwalk, 1953
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Hobby Horse, Winter Boardwalk, 1953
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Winter Boardwalk, 1953
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Winter Boardwalk, 1953
Archival pigment print; printed later
17 x 22 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Brighton Bowl, Winter Boardwalk, Coney Island, N.Y., 1953
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Mannequin Head 1, Chicago, IL, 1952
Gelatin silver print
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Mannequin Head 3, Chicago, IL, 1952
Gelatin silver print
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Mannequin Head 2, Chicago, IL, 1952
Gelatin silver print
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Waves, 1953
Gelatin silver print
6 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Waves, 1953
Gelatin silver print
6 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Waves, 1953
Gelatin silver print
6 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Waves, 1953
Gelatin silver print
6 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Man on Park Bench, Bench Series, 1951
Gelatin silver print
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Man on Park Bench, Grant Park, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Man on Park Bench, Grant Park, Chicago, 1951
Gelatin silver print
5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Sun Shadow, 1956
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Sun Shadow, 1956
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Sun Shadow, 1956
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Bird's Eye View, New York Stock Exchange, 1956
Archival pigment print; printed later
20 x 30 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Under the Big Board, New York Stock Exchange (variant), 1957
Gelatin silver print; printed later
14 x 11 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Man Sitting in New York Stock Exchange After Closing, 1957
Gelatin silver print
10 x 7 5/8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Untitled (man walking down Wall Street), date unknown
Gelatin silver print
13 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Floor of New York Stock Exchange, 1957
Gelatin silver print; printed later
8 5/8 X 12 7/8 inches

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Inside New York Stock Exchange, 1986
Archival pigment print; printed later
13 x 19 inches
From an edition of 10

Marvin E. Newman: Sequentially Sought - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2015

Untitled (filmstrip of man singing), 1951
Archival pigment print; printed later
19 x 6 5/8 inches
From an edition of 10

Press Release

New York – An exhibition of photographs by Marvin E. Newman made in New York and Chicago in the 1950s will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from December 17, 2015 – January 30, 2016. Sequentially Sought presents groupings of Newman’s work in six different series that explore street subjects in rhythmic riff and repetition. The exhibition will also include a short film made by Newman with Yasuhiro Ishimoto. 

 

With a keen eye for the quirkiness of the urban environment, Newman conveys both pathos and humor in his compositions. He chooses his subjects deliberately, shooting sequences of related events, locations, movements, or objects. Focusing on both the sameness of theme and the subtle difference in each frame, his still work inspires narrative and communicates with an illusion of movement.

 

Among the subject matter on view are denizens of the winter boardwalk in Brooklyn, men lying on park benches in summer, relentless ocean waves, mannequin heads in Chicago storefronts, and men in suits spot lit with sun shadows. In addition to his street work, Newman worked for major magazines including Life and Newsweek. The exhibition includes a dizzying overhead shot of the New York Stock Exchange, made for a spread about Wall Street in Esquire magazine in 1957.