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PULTENEY STREET SURVEY - Spring 2020

Photography Gifts Double Value of Art Collections

Two substantial collections of photography recently donated to Hobart and William Smith showcase both the private lives of ordinary people and major cultural turning points of the 20th century, as captured by some of the most celebrated and influential photographers of the past 100 years. The Agah Collection, a gift from Jim and Wendy Agah of Westport, Conn., focuses primarily on works by Jacques Lowe, Flip Schulke, Edward Quigley, Bill Witt, Leonard Freed, Dmitri Baltermants and Ken Heyman. The Stephanopoulos Collection, a gift from journalist George Stephanopoulos, features work from a range of photographers depicting politics and institutions, television and media, Civil Rights movements and the Great Depression, including the work of photojournalists who produced wire photographs for news outlets. In total, the donations add nearly 1,000 new items to the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and approximately double the Collections’ market value.

MLK

Flip Schulke, Martin Luther King Jr (1964, printed 1998)*

Heyman

Ken Heyman, Roy Lichtenstein (1964)*

Brake

Brian Brake, Queen Elizabeth II and Archbishop James Horstead, Lagos (1956)**

Baltermants

Dmitri Baltermants, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Voroshilov, outside Council of Ministers Building (printed 2003)**

Lowe

Jacques Lowe, Cowboy Leaning in Doorway (1960)*

Zummo

Martino Zummo, Sleeping Dog, Palermo (1990)**

Baltermants

Dmitri Baltermants, A Bittersweet Farewell (printed 2003)*

Heyman

Ken Heyman, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller (1956)*


*The Agah Collection
**The Stephanopoulos Collection

(All works are gelatin silver prints)

 

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