Posted by George on October 25th, 2013 in Exhibits, Media, Opinion, Publications
John F. Kennedy, Tammany Hall NYC 1959
©George S. Zimbel 1959/2013
Printed by gsz 20/16″/2001 Log # 3114
Posted by George on October 3rd, 2013 in Media, Opinion
Gail Levin & Dewald Aukema NYC 2006 © george s.zimbel
When I checked my email and found an invitation to a memorial service for Gail Levin I realized she was gone and immediately started to cry.
At 84 I have seen many of my colleagues leave this earth, but they don’t all bring tears… mostly they bring sadness. With Gail it was different and I have been trying to figure out why. We all knew she was smart. A visit to her apartment meant you had to wade through books..books everywhere..books in the living room..books in the kitchen..books books. But the books didn’t corrupt her warmth and humanity..they just meant that in any situation she could bring intelligence as well as warmth. But all this was mixed in with an energy that was always there.
When we returned to 52nd & Lexington Ave, the site of the blossoming white dress, to shoot a segment for Marilyn “Still Life” I became frustrated because I couldn’t relate that scene with what was in my pictures. The subway grate was the only visual anchor. I felt very confused. I said this to her and she said to me: ” Don’t worry, it’s great, we have that all on tape.”
WNET/Thirteen will rebroadcast American Masters: Marilyn Monroe: Still Life October 8th, 8-9PM
Directed by Gail Levin
Posted by George on July 25th, 2013 in Uncategorized
In 1955 I went back to my hometown to see what had changed..nothing!
There are four 12/16″ sets, printed by the artist (Me) in 1996 on Agfa Classic SG paper. It will not be reprinted.
Contact me or one of my fine dealers for current price.
Posted by George on April 26th, 2013 in Exhibits, Media, Publications
Posted by George on March 18th, 2013 in Exhibits, Media, Opinion, Publications, Uncategorized
Posted by George on March 15th, 2013 in Exhibits, Media, Uncategorized
One of only four sets in this size printed by the artist on 24″/20″ Agfa Classic SG paper for a retrospective exhibition in 2000 at Institut Valencia D’Art Modern in Spain. Signed in pencil au verso. More recently exhibited at Musee Populaire de la Photo in Granby Quebec. There will be no others printed by me in this size. Works from this series are in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Musee des Beaux Arts de Montreal, ICP, Brooklyn Museum, Norton Museum, Musee d’art et histoire de Luxembourg, Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal, Musee des beaux-arts du Quebec, Confederation Arts Gallery & Museum.
For information contact George S Zimbel or one of his excellent dealers.
Serious Marilyn, NYC 1954
© George S. Zimbel 1954/2013
Marilyn & Billy NYC 1954
© George S. Zimbel 1954/2013
Look Left © George S. Zimbel 1954/2013
Get Down © George S. Zimbel 1954/2013
© The Toosh ©George S. Zimbel 1954/2013
The Flower ©George S. Zimbel 1954/2013
Posted by George on January 9th, 2013 in Exhibits
Backstory: These kids were our neighbors at 647 Second Avenue……Butch & Jub Jub by name. They were hustling spare change from the cab drivers who came in an out of the tire shop on the same block.
Butch was a bit agressive and if he didn’t think he received a proper handout, he was a pioneer in the use of the expression “Fuck you!!”
Printed on Dupont Sg paper 1966. Trimmed flush H 25cm/w 16.5cm, Monkmeyer stamp & signature au verso. Condition excellent. Small crack on lower left corner.
Contact George or one of his excellent dealers for price .
Posted by George on December 19th, 2012 in Opinion, Uncategorized
Little Joe Louis, Philadelphia 1953.
If he is still alive he would be over 60 years old..those dear children of Newtown, Conn. won’t have that chance.
Don’t forget the holiday of 2012. I won’t.
Please do something to make the world better in 2013. george
Posted by George on September 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized
It appears that I loose negatives often..I don’t. In fact, I looked everywhere but in the proper file to find this. It WAS in the proper file and I have now made an edition of six 20/16″prints. That’s all folks, I won’t reprint.
Posted by George on September 26th, 2012 in Exhibits, Media
In 1960 I did not to go to the political conventions. I had done this in 1956 but I was tired although still a political junkie. I decided to watch the Nixon-Kennedy TV debate on my black & white television.
I quickly realized this debate was a game changer for political campaigns and raced to my storage cabinet, grabbed a tripod a camera and a cable release…all the time trying to remember the correct exposure for television.. ( It was 1/15th at f2.8 with TX.)
But after shooting a few frames I decided it was a boring exercise and almost quit when I realized that the camera 1/ camera 3 crossover might produce something interesting. Of course I didn’t know if I was right until I had developed the film, but on the other hand those negatives are still fine after 52 years..take that computer!
The series of five frames has become part of my “Still Movies” series and is now in the permanent collection of Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal and has been exhibited in museum shows in Canada, U.S., Spain & Japan.
It will be up for auction at Swann Galleries in NYC on October 4. [ Item 153]. I will not be reprinting this or any of my Still Movies. There are less than ten copies extant .