From June 26 to August 3, Stelline Foundation hosts a retrospective that compares two masters of photography and international cinema, Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel, partners in life and work. 60 photographic works in black/white and color, video documentaries – vibrant stories of their life and career – and documents present 30 years of passionate work in art, both in photography and cinema. In these two branches of art they achieved prestigious firsts: Ruth Orkin, with his most famous “American Girl in Italy” taken in Florence in 1951, that became part of the annals of the history of photography as the second best-selling poster in the world; on the other hand François Truffaut said that without the work of Engel the Nouvelle Vague would never have existed.
On show two important documentaries directed by Mary Engel: Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life (1995), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996, and Morris Engel: The Independent (2008), which was shown on Turner Movie Classics in April 2009.
RUTH ORKIN + MORRIS ENGEL
Till August 3, 2014
Tuesday – Sunday 10-20 (closed on Mondays)
Tickets | full € 6; reduced € 4.50; € 2 schools
Infoline: +39 0245462411
Photograph of Charles James by Ruth Orkin in exhibition catalog for current exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum thru 8/10/14
In 1948 CORONET MAGAZINE featured a 16-page picture story on Charles James photographed by Ruth Orkin. The photo on the 2nd page is Charles James with Austine Hearst, one of his most important clients and models.
Ruth Orkin and Morris Engel exhibit at the Comune Di Venezia, Centro Culturale Candiani, Venice, Italy
RUTH ORKIN + MORRIS ENGEL
Dalla fotografia alla cinematografia
a cura di
Centro Culturale Candiani
A love letter to Greenwich Village, written by artists, writers, musicians, restaurateurs, and other neighborhood habitues who each share a favorite memory of this beloved place. The sixty stories in this collection of Village memories are exuberant, poignant, original, and vivid-perfectly capturing the essence of the Village.
Every corner of the Village is represented in the book: recollections of jazz clubs and existentialism on Bleecker Street, rock music at St. Mark’s Place, folk singers in Washington Square Park. There are stories of Hans Hofmann teaching modern art on 8th Street and Lotte Lenya performing in The Threepenny Opera on Christopher Street. Decades later, Brooke Shields muses on renovating a brownstone and finding history behind its walls; and Mario Batali lyrically describes a Sunday morning walk through the food markets of Bleecker Street. The stories are complemented by a wide range of photographs by iconic figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Rudy Burckhardt, Berenice Abbott, Saul Leiter, Ruth Orkin, and Weegee. Paintings depict elegant red-brick facades and raffish Hudson River piers, now restored; theater posters spotlight Karen Finley and John Leguizamo. This is a book for those who are already beguiled by the Village as well as those just discovering this fabled place.
FOR RELATED PRESS: www.engelphoto.com/press
“Little Fugitive” is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a one-week run at the Film Forum opening on Friday February 1 – February 7, 2013. Rich Andrusco the star of the film will be at the premiere on February 1. www.filmforum.org
Francois Truffaut said “Our New Wave would never have come into being, if it hadn’t been for the young American, Morris Engel who showed us the way with his production, Little Fugitive.”
Little Fugitive is the story of a seven-year old boy named Joey (Richie Andrusco) who runs away to Coney Island after being tricked into thinking he’s killed his older brother Lennie (Rickie Brewster). Joey’s adventures and Lennie’s search for his lost little brother make for a charming adventure that chronicles 1950′s New York in perfect detail. From the view under the boardwalk to a summer storm that clears the beach, Engel’s camera never fails to register the moments
Ruth Orkin’s photograph of Marion Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, Lewisohn Stadium, 1947 is included in this exhibit that was at City College this Fall.
Ruth Orkins’ photograph of “Boy Jumping into the Hudson River, NYC, 1947″ is included in the exhibit.