NEW YORK, NY.-
Aperture announced a collaboration with Joel Meyerowitz on a very special offer
of three limited-edition prints. Each signed 5-by-7-inch print costs $120.20. The set of three is being offered at a special price of $300. The sale will run for ten days, from July 16 through July 26.
Proceeds support Apertures not-for-profit educational, public, and online programming, as well as Meyerowitzs studio undertaking the project of scanning 140,000 previously unseen Kodachrome slides from his early years.
The sale will also benefit Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that is doing critical work to challenge racial and economic injustice.
Madison Avenue, New York, 1974
The corner, back in the 70s, was where I most often liked to work because of the chaotic mix that traversed it. There was always such good nonstop energy up and down the avenue, while the cross streets poured their abundance continuously across the frame. So when a sudden gust of hot, New York summer air made the woman clamp her hat to her head she became, in that split second, like a ships figurehead to me, and I reacted immediately. Joel Meyerowitz
Paris, France, 1967
I remember being in Paris for the first time in 196667, and for the six weeks that I was there, I often saw this purple couple scooting around the city, always dressed in some version of this color. But then, to be walking through the Bois de Boulogne and to see them there mounting their scooter, while their color appeared both in the car window and under their feet, was a kind of eye candy I couldnt resist. Not to mention that all the cars played a perfect background color for me. Joel Meyerowitz
St. Louis, Missouri, 1978
How could I pass this up? Its many things all at once: a great collection of signage and graphics probably from before the Great Depression; the visual joke of BRAINS 25¢ and the idea of driving in to get some, which still pleases me; and then there is the aching, bittersweet loneliness of finding myself at the edges of a failing middle American city and discovering this kind of original beauty. Joel Meyerowitz