For AIPAD show 2017 Richard Saltoun Gallery will exhibit two of the 20th century's most prominent photographers and photojournalists:
Alexander RODCHENKO (1891-1956)
The gallery will present works recently deaccessioned from an important UK museum. This collection of vintage photographs was exhibited at MOMA, Oxford in 1979, the first Rodchenko exhibition in the West after his death and one which cemented his reputation as we know it today.
As a compliment, photographs from the VKHUTEMAS school, where Rodchenko taught, will be exhibited. The school, founded in 1920, a direct counterpart to the Bauhaus and closed in 1930 by Stalin. The photographs, documenting works made by the pupils, espoused the official Suprematist ideology. The stand compliments the MOMA Exhibition, The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde, Dec 2016 - March 2017.
Eve ARNOLD (1912-2012)
Drawn from a single owner collection, who acquired directly from the artist. Though famous for her celebrity portraiture, particularly those of Marilyn Monroe, it is her political and social photographs that define her oeuvre. The stand will feature this work: her early documentary photography of American migrant workers together with the Hollywood "Marilyn" photography, the NYC series 'Black is Beautiful' and a focus on the American civil rights movement. Of notable importance will be the 60s photographs of Malcom X. Eve Arnold was commissioned by LIFE magazine to document his life for a year: these riveting photographs show an unknown side to the leader of the Nation of Islam and illustrate Arnold's unique ability to forge unlikely alliances with her subjects.
For more information check out AIPAD's Photography show website at aipadshow.com