Posted by George on January 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized
Posted by George on January 19th, 2014 in Exhibits, Media, Opinion, Publications
Yesterday I went online to witness a wondrous happening on YouTube. A top notch National Geographic photographer was demonstrating how he printed an entire exhibition of large prints. It only took an afternoon! To be fair he was working with superb scans made from his superb photographs on an awesome Epson printer. He could replicate those same prints with the same quality just by pushing a button!
I thought about working in my darkroom, printing from an excellent negative, and ending the day’s work with only one print that I would call “magic.” Of course the other keeper prints would be excellent as well, but the “magic” one is the one that works best for me. Often others disagree and choose another print from the same session – it’s “magic” for them, It’s a very personal choice.
I am printing less these days and only from negatives that I previously chose but never had time to print. Thinking about the magic of the digital age – just press the button – it’s a different kind of magic, and it’s a long way from my reality still.
In the coming months I will post some of these magic prints right here for you to see and collect if you are so inclined. As usual they will be available from me or any of my wonderful dealers… george
Posted by George on December 17th, 2013 in Media, Opinion, Uncategorized
The 3rd Ave El is long gone..I hope this little girl is still with us..she should be eligible for social security.
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 .