Paul Outerbridge

Installation view courtesy Bruce Silverstein Gallery

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Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 17 2016
free

Location Info:

Bruce Silverstein
535 W. 24th St.
New York, NY  10011
212-627-3930
Considering the cross-discipline nature of his work, Paul Outerbridge had a perfect name. As a commercial designer and photographer (in the mid-Twenties, he did layout work in Paris for the French edition of Vogue), he developed a sense of visual clarity that was never disconnected from avant-garde inclinations. His Cubist still-lifes, his friendship with the Dadaist Man Ray, and his insistent pursuit of the possibilities of color photography led him to build bridges between various styles and disciplines. But his work was not always well received: The nude color photographs that could take him up to nine hours to print were censored, in the Thirties, by those with puritan sensibilities. This retrospective reveals a bit of each of his styles and is the first such career-spanning survey of his work in New York since 1979, according to the gallery.

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