Coming Soon: “Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs” at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an inside look at the tough and unsentimental world of boxing—including Philadelphia’s Blue Horizon gym—through the photographs of Larry Fink. Widely recognized as one of this country’s greatest photographers, in Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs (August 11, 2018–January 1, 2019, Levy Gallery, Perelman Building) Fink captures the subculture of boxing through its champions and challengers, its ambition-fueled gyms and rowdy rings and overheated atmospheres of locker rooms, as well as the many fascinating people—among them coaches, trainers, mothers, fathers, girlfriends, and spectators—who populate this world. This focused exhibition of about 80 gelatin silver prints celebrates a promised gift of the only complete set of Fink’s boxing photographs, including many that have never been published.

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“Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 1992,” by Larry Fink (Promised gift of the Tony Podesta Collection, Washington DC) © Larry Fink. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018.

(This exhibition of photographs by Larry Fink is drawn from the promised gift of 250 works to the Philadelphia Museum of Art by Anthony T. Podesta.)

Acknowledged by Sports Illustrated as the “last great boxing venue in the country,” the Blue Horizon was located at 1314 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. From November 1961 when it opened until its close in June 2010, it was the site of many famous international, regional, and local fights, including some fictional fights that appeared in the movie Rocky V (1990). The building still stands today.

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“Champs Gym, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 1993” by Larry Fink (Promised gift of the Tony Podesta Collection, Washington DC) © Larry Fink. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018.

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“Castlehill, Allentown, Pennsylvania, June 1993,” by Larry Fink (Promised gift of the Tony Podesta Collection, Washington DC) © Larry Fink. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018.

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“Mike Tyson and Jimmy Jacobs, New Paltz, New York, February 1986,” by Larry Fink (Promised gift of the Tony Podesta Collection, Washington DC) © Larry Fink. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018.

Fink’s fascination with boxing was borne out of an assignment in 1986 to photograph sportsman Jimmy Jacobs, who was also the manager of the world heavyweight champion at the time. Firing at maximum shutter speed, Fink learned how to move quickly and easily around the boxers, capturing fleeting moments of the agony, glory, shock, and satisfaction involved in amateur and professional bouts. He would continue to document boxers, gyms, and matches around the country through 2004. The works selected for display are from the artist’s intensive eighteen-year study. Continue reading

Christie’s Presents What Goes Around Comes Around 25th Anniversary Sale

18 September 2018 | New York

Public Exhibition: New York, 7-17 September

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the premier luxury vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around will partner with Christie’s to present a special one-off auction of rare collectible fashion items this autumn. Sneak preview exhibitions of this exciting curated sale, which features one of a kind items and coveted vintage pieces from a wide range of designers including Hermès and Chanel, will be open to the public in New York in September following an opening reception in Beverly Hills. The auction, comprised of classics, collection items & novelty luxury pieces sourced from around the world, will be timed to immediately follow the Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week on September 18.

CHRISTIE_S PRESENTS WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALE

CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALE

Matthew Rubinger, International Head, Christie’s Luxury Handbags and Accessories states, “We are so pleased to be partnering with the team at What Goes Around Comes Around and my friend Seth Weisser on their 25th anniversary. In our new market, this is a major achievement and will be celebrated throughout the year, culminating in a ground-breaking auction in September 2018 of important pieces from the firm’s history, and top collector pieces sourced from around the world.”

The sale includes some outstanding pieces, which are true symbols of their moment in fashion history and represent bold artistic expression from the most visionary designers of the modern era. Highlights include: Hermès Rouge Impérial Porosus Crocodile Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Philippe Barland x Chanel Limited Edition Blue Carbon Surfboard, Hermès Vert Celadon Alligator Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Hermès Yannick Manier 30’s Bag, MONSTER x Chanel Black Quilted Adjustable Headphones and a customized Rolling Stones Leather Jacket Hand-Painted by Charlotte Watts (Charlie Watts’s granddaughter) for the 2016 Rolling Stones Exhibitionism launch. It is one of two made and was owned by Tommy Hilfiger.Christies

This landmark partnership, which will be on view during Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week, is sure to be a focal point for consumers with an appetite for luxury fashion, accessories, and collectibles. The live auction is expected to draw international participation from the highest echelons of fashion enthusiasts. Continue reading