THE NUDE INTERPRETED

That classic subject, the nude, has been attempted by artists since the beginning of art. In this exhibition, Staley-Wise shows photographs of male and female nudes by a diverse group of artists, each giving their own interpretation of the nude. From the classical to the naughty this exhibition covers the spectrum of nude photography. The exhibition includes the classicism of Horst, the sensuality of Herb Ritts, and the high-style chic of Wayne Maser, which is represented by large-scale nudes on butcher paper. Other photographers participating include Marco Glaviano with his sleek and elegant nudes, Denis Piel, Robert Doisneau, Herbert Matter, Helmut Newton, André Kertész, and Bert Stern.

Ron Galella Sonny and Cher, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1968

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Cicely Tyson and Miles Davis, Cheetah Club, New York, 1968

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Tony Bennett in concert at the Universal Amphitheater celebrating his 65th birthday and 40th year in show business, Los Angeles, 1991

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Ron Galella Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach, Pierre Hotel, New York, 1968

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Ron Galella Lucille Ball and Bob Hope, Burbank, 1982

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Ron Galella Leonard Bernstein greets Rudolph Nureyev, Lincoln Center, New York, 1989

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Ron Galella Phil Collins and Robert Plant, Be-Bop Café, New York, 1983

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Ron Galella Bob Fosse and Cy Coleman, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, 1985

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Ron Galella Louis Armstrong, Roseland Ballroom, New York, 1967 11
Ron Galella Perry Como, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, 197312
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Frank Sinatra at a charity concert at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, 198313
Ron Galella Bing Crosby, 18th Annual Metropolitan Golf Writers Association National Awards Dinner, New York, 1969 14
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Priscilla Presley15
Ron Galella John Lennon and Mick Jagger, Los Angeles, 1974 16
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David Bowie, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono, and John Lennon at the Grammy Awards, New York, 197517
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Ron Galella Carla Bruni Eric Clapton at the opening of Woody’s art gallery hosted by Ronnie Wood, New York, 198924
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Steve Rubell, Liza Minelli, Andy Warhol, Halston and friends, circa 1978 25
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Robert Redford arriving at Mary Lasker’s apartment, New York, 197428
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Elton John and Divine at the premiere of “Grease,” Studio 54, New York, 1978 29
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Judy Garland & John Williams Mr. Bubbles, Palace Theatre, New York, 196731
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