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745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151
212 750 7070
Edwynn Houk Gallery was founded in 1977. Since its inception, the gallery has specialized in vintage photographs from 1917-1939 by the leading figures of the Modernist movement. The gallery has mounted more than 200 exhibitions and published more than a dozen monographs. Houk Gallery has served as the exclusive representative of the Estates of Brassaï, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange, André Kertész, Ilse Bing, and the Robert Frank Archive. Beginning with exclusive representation of Sally Mann in 1989, Edwynn Houk Gallery has acted as the sole agent for a select group of leading contemporary photographers, including Robert Polidori, Lalla Essaydi, Annie Leibovitz and Abelardo Morell. In 2010, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the gallery opened a second location in Zürich.
Works Available By:
Gail Albert-Halaban
Valérie Belin
Robert Bourdeau
Nick Brandt
Sebastiaan Bremer
Alex Guofeng Cao
Elinor Carucci
Lynn Davis
Elena Dorfman
Michael Eastman
Elliott Erwitt
Lalla Essaydi
Sissi Farassat
Lee Friedlander
Béatrice Helg
Mona Kuhn
Annie Leibovitz
Vera Lutter
Danny Lyon
Sally Mann
Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
Edith Maybin
Joel Meyerowitz
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Abelardo Morell
Vik Muniz
Robert Polidori
Herb Ritts
Stephen Shore
Paolo Ventura
Diane Arbus
Eugène Atget
Lillian Bassman
Ilse Bing
Erwin Blumenfeld
Bill Brandt
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Harry Callahan
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Robert Frank
Mario Giacomelli
André Kertész
Dorothea Lange
Alfred Stieglitz
Edward Weston


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Past Exhibitions

Gail Albert Halaban

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

June 6, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Erwin Olaf

Palm Springs

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

April 25, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Nick Brandt

This Empty World

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

February 21, 2019 - April 20, 2019

Abelardo Morell

Flowers for Lisa II

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

November 1, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Brassaï | Paris by Night: Vintage Prints from the Collection of Madame Brassaï

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

September 13, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Summer Show: A selection of gallery artists and new acquisitions

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

July 10, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Erwin Blumenfeld

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

April 5, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Valérie Belin

Painted Ladies

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151

March 2, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York is pleased to announce an exhibition of Valérie Belin’s ­­most recent series, Painted Ladies, for the artist’s fourth exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition of eight large-scale black-and-white photographs will be on view 2 – 31 March 2018. Over the past two decades, Valérie Belin has created a body of work that challenges and manipulates the indexical nature of the photographic surface to explore ideas of beauty, artifice, and illusion. Painted Ladies continues Belin’s fascination with the human body as a powerful vessel for abstraction and projected meaning. Inspired by early twentieth-century expressionist painters, Belin collaborated with make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench to paint models with various brushes in the manner of initiatory tribal rituals. These brushes lend their names to the individual titles of the works, such as Lady Round Brush, Lady Pastel, and Lady Inpainting, and also mirror the equivalent digital retouching tools found in the image-processing software that Belin employs.