CHRISTIE'S PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION : Previews March 31 – April 2, 2019

Patti Smith, 1978
Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe

from a Portfolio of Twelve Photogravures
by Roy DeCarava, 1956

 Lungile Cleo Dladla, 2011
Photograph by Zanele Muholi
 Siqourney Weaver, 1983
Photograph by Helmut Newton

Reflecting, 2006
Photograph by Mona Kuhn

Time Out and Before the Storm from Domestic Vacations, 2005
Photographs by Julie Blackmon

DPRK 001, Li Min Gyong, 
Pyongyang Schoolchildren's Palace, North Korea, 2006
Photograph by Hiroshi Watanabe

Identity #1, 2014
Photograph by Ruud Van Empel

My School of Visual Arts Photography students in front of 
Photographs from a Private Collection

Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie’s 
working with clients at the Auction Preview, March 29, 2019

Photographer Rania Matar with Darius Himes
Christie’s International Head of Photographs

Shells 6S, 1927
Photograph by Edward Weston

Kiki Silhouette, Positive, 1922-1938
Rayograph by Man Ray

If you love photography, do not miss Christie’s Photography Auction Preview! It is absolutely magical … over 300 photographs span the history of photography from salt prints to the most contemporary images and glorious prints from 3 Collections!

20 Rockefeller Center (49th St), NY, NY

On View:
30 Mar, 10am - 5pm
31 Mar, 1pm - 5pm
1 Apr, 10am - 5pm

Auction: Tuesday, April 2, 2019



New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery
Opens Free for the Public March 20th, 2019

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Between August 2001 and April 2010, MTA New York City Transit deployed more than 2,500 de-accessioned train cars to underwater locations off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia. The reefing program took shape in two different phases. From 2001-2003, 1,269 carbon steel “Redbird” cars and from 2008-2010, 1,311 stainless steel “B-Division/Brightliner” cars were repurposed and reefed. The cleaned shells of these subway cars created a flourishing new habitat for varied sea life including sea bass, tuna, mackerel, flounder, blue mussels, sponges, barnacle, and coral, and improved marine environments in areas of the ocean floor that were once barren deserts.

Mallon learned of the project in 2008, and spent the next two years documenting the last group of stainless steel subway cars along their journey to a new life on the ocean floor. His images follow the cars as they are cleaned and prepped by crews at New York City Transit’s 207th Street Overhaul Shop, following rigorous protocols approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, then moved onto barges in the Harlem River, and deployed using GPS off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and South Carolina.

The subway car reefing program not only spurred the creation of miles of artificial reefs along the eastern seaboard from New Jersey to Georgia, it also helped the agency avoid $30 in disposal costs. The program spurred economic growth in coastal communities by successfully establishing robust underwater environments for divers and anglers. But its greatest impact affects marine life itself, benefiting different life stages for a wide variety of aquatic species, working to prevent over-fishing, and providing a broader habitat for spawning and growing fish populations.

On Earth Day 2010, the subway reefing project came to a close, having placed 2,580 obsolete subway cars on ocean reef sites from as close as 54 nautical miles off the coast of New Jersey to as far away as 742 nautical miles in Georgia’s coastal waters. While the program proved cost-effective for decommissioning large fleets all at once, it may not be as efficient going forward given New York City Transit’s current standard of decommissioning only a few cars at a time.

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Opening March 20th at the New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery, Sea Train: Subway Reef : Photographs by Stephen Mallon features nineteen large-format photographs. Mallon’s images, many exhibited for the first time, capture the seemingly impossible: iconic subway cars dropped like toys by brightly-colored cranes off hulking barges. As they are deployed to become artificial reefs, these symbols of industry and city life, which carried millions of passengers along New York City’s iron rails for decades, appear shrunken in scale against the vastness of the Atlantic seascape.

Photographs by Stephen Mallon
Opens Wednesday, March 20th
New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery
in the shuttle passage on 42nd Street and Park Avenue,
adjacent to the Station Master’s Office.

at Grand Central Terminal
Monday - Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday - Sunday, 10am to 7pm
Free to the public year-round.

*Text courtesy of the New York Transit Museum Gallery



  Ina Jang

Brandon Isralsky 

Join School of Visual Arts BFA Photo and Video Chair Joseph Maida in conversation with alumni Brandon Isralsky (2013) and Ina Jang (2010) to discuss their trajectories since graduating from SVA including their new book Utopia Centerfolds at Play (convoke.nyc). This publication pairs Isralsky and Jang with Berlin-based artist, Dean Sameshima, to constellate overlapping visual explorations of censorship, ephemera, and sexuality across gender and social spectrums. A reception and book signing will follow.

 Joseph Maida with 
Brandon Isralsky + Ina Jang
SVA Theatre
333 W 23rd Street, NYC
March 18, 2019, 7PM 
Free and open to the Public

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And check out the MENTORS Exhibition, SVA BFA Photography and Video students inspired by their working relationships with leading NYC arts professionals. March 12 - 26, 2019. Opening Thursday March 14, 6-8pm. SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, NYC