The Empire State Building: A Celebration in Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Panorama Studio, Empire State Building & Dirigible “Los Angeles,”, 1931. Image courtesy of the gallery.

In May, 2021, The Empire State Building celebrated its 90th anniversary. This month, Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the 90th anniversary of New York City’s magnificent Art Deco skyscraper in its summer exhibition. After demolishing the famous original Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Fifth Avenue in 1929, the Bethlehem Engineering Corporation took on the world’s most ambitious building project to date: the construction of the Empire State Building, the first 100+ story building. The Chrysler Building, with 77 stories, briefly held the title of the world’s tallest building before being unseated by the Empire State a mere 11 months later. Dwarfing all surrounding buildings, the Empire State stands at 1,454 feet tall. Construction began on March 17th, 1930 and was completed in record time, opening on May 1, 1931. As a tourist attraction, the site found immediate success, collecting a ten-cent fee for a bird’s eye view of New York City from telescopes atop the observatory.

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David Attie: Visual Communication at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

David Attie, Untitled, c. 1970. Image courtesy of the Gallery

Something kind of special from Keith de Lellis Gallery, with a statement by the photographer’s son, ‘How my father David Attie invented Photoshop in the 1950s. And had his career launched by Truman Capote‘ ~ by Eli Attie. Yes, it got our attention.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery Holds Third Online Auction to be Held February 27, 2021

 

 

Lot 178: Allyn Z. Baum, Tanker sinking under Brooklyn Bridge, 1960s, Est. $1,200-$1,500

Keith de Lellis Gallery will be holding the third in a series of online auctions on Saturday, February 27 at 2:00pm. The auction will be offering a diverse grouping of roughly 350 museum-quality photographs and will be available on both the Live Auctioneers and Invaluable platforms.

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3 Points of View by Kamoinge Photographers at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Lou Draper, 1970s, Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents the work of three early Kamoinge photographers for this winter exhibition. The name “Kamoinge” comes from the Kikuyu language of Kenya and means a group of people acting together. The Kamoinge mission statement: To HONOR, document, preserve, and represent the history and culture of the African Diaspora with integrity and respect for humanity through the lens of Black photographers.” (Kamoinge.com). 3 Points of View ~ Anthony Barboza, Beuford Smith, and Shawn Walker.

Take a look inside Black America: 3 Points of View from Kamoinge Photographers.

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Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten in the Online Viewing Room at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

Carl Van Vechten, Allen Meadows, c. 1940. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition in the Online Viewing Room. Van Vechten moved to New York City from Chicago in 1906 to pursue a writing career (he would become the first American critic of modern dance while contributing to the New York Times) before dedicating himself to photography.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery ‘Paris Photo New York’ Online

 

 

Images courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery opens its Online Viewing to a selection of photographs that would have been exhibited at Paris Photo New York.

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Beyond the Harlem Renaissance by Carl Van Vechten to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery in April 2020

 

 

 

Carl Van Vechten, Diahann Carroll in “House of Flowers,” 1955. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition, Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, opening April 9, 2020.

Update ~ The Gallery is now open by appointment.

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