Photography Silver Gelatin 1/15
26 x 22 in66 x 56 cm
Black Wood Frame
Ben Martin was TIME Magazine’s first New York Bureau staff photographer covering wars, fashion, politics, arts, business, and sports for TIME, Life, Fortune, People, and Sports Illustrated for thirty-three years. He immortalized evocative images that defined the 1960’s. In this series of legendary photoshoots, Martin captured the complexity of each artist's personality, art, and surroundings. This black & white photograph was taken in 1962 and is a rare capture of Larry Rivers (1923 – 2002) with one of his artworks.Silver gelatin photographs are revered for their rich tonal range, intricate detail, and historical significance. Crafted through a meticulous process involving manual exposure, darkroom development, and creative manipulation, these black-and-white prints offer a tangible connection to the past while providing a canvas for artistic expression. Their archival quality, tactile nature, and monochromatic focus evoke a deep emotional impact, inviting viewers to engage with the image's composition, contrast, and texture, resulting in enduring and cherished artworks.Rivers was an American artist considered to be one of the original creators of Pop art. He was one of the first artists to merge non-objective, non-narrative art with narrative and objective abstraction, reproducing everyday objects of American popular culture as art. He earned a BA in art education from New York University in 1951. His work was quickly acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. During the early 1960s Rivers lived in the Hotel Chelsea, notable for its artistic residents such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Arthur C. Clarke, Dylan Thomas, Sid Vicious, and multiple people associated with Andy Warhol's Factory.The size of the silver gelatin print is 20 inches high and 16 inches wide. It is numbered 1/15 on the back. This photograph is framed in a black frame measuring 26 inches high and 22 inches wide. The price includes the frame. It is wired and ready to hang. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by Kathryn Leigh Scott representing Ben Martin's Photographs is included.Ben Martin attended Ohio University, where he majored in journalism and photography, working his way through college cooking nights as a short-order “White Castle” hamburger chef, and as a stringer-photographer for UPI Newspictures. He was married to actress Kathryn Leigh Scott (1971-1990), with whom he co-founded Pomegranate Press, a book publishing company. The two remained close friends and business partners until his death on February 10, 2017, at age 86.Ben Martin's photographs have been exhibited in galleries throughout the US.Artplex Gallery is pleased to offer Ben Martin's photograph through official Kathryn Leigh Scott authorized editions. This edition size is only authorized for 15. Please contact us for additional photographs from Ben Martin.
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Ben Martin was a renowned American photographer, best known for his work as TIME Magazine's first New York Bureau staff photographer. He captured some of the most significant events of the 1960s and defined the era with his iconic images, including Richard M. Nixon's haggard 5 o'clock shadow, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march to Montgomery, Alabama, and John F. Kennedy's grieving widow and children. Martin's ability to capture candid and intimate moments in his photography made his images particularly impactful. He was also an active member of the photographic community and received numerous awards and honors throughout his career.
Born in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1930, Martin attended Ohio University, where he majored in journalism and photography. He co-founded Pomegranate Press, a book publishing company, with his wife, actress Kathryn Leigh Scott, whom he was married to from 1971 to 1990. Martin's passion for photography continued throughout his life, and he remained a prominent figure in the field until his death in 2017 at the age of 86. His legacy as a pioneering photographer and photojournalist lives on.
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