Maximilian Pirner (1854-1929)

Pirner Hekate
Hekate (Hecate), 1901
Pirner Moira et Eros
Moira and Eros, 1910



Ferenc Berko (1916-2000)

Ferenc Berko Nude
Paris, 1937
Ferenc Berko Chicago
Fire Escape, Chicago, 1947


Deborah Turbeville (1932-2013)

Turbeville photo
Women in the Woods, Normandy, VOGUE Italia, 1978
Comme des Garçons, Passage Vivienne, Paris, 1980
D Turbeville
Rosima in Comme des Garçons at Vaux le Vicomte, for Parco, France, 1985
Archival Pigment Print

From Staley-Wise Gallery’s 2017 exhibition featuring Deborah Turbeville’s photographs from the Comme des Garçons and Women in the Woods projects.

Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927)

Solomon Joseph Solomon
Ajax and Cassandra, 1886

Solomon’s painting of the abduction of Cassandra is unflinching in its depiction of this brutal and sacrilegious crime. Seeking protection in the Temple of Athena during the fall of Troy, Cassandra is ripped from the statue of her protectress and raped in the temple itself. Her terror and desperation – shown through her futile attempt to cling to the statue of Athena – is poignant despite her hidden face. In contrast, Ajax’s countenance reveals no hint of the enormity of his transgression or the vengeance it will unleash.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1909-2004)

Ile de la Cité, Paris, 1952
Hyde Park, London, 1937
Liverpool, England, 1962


László Mednyánszky (1852-1919)

The edge of the forest in the moonlight, 1880-1890
Foggy waterside landscape, 1895
Elderly Vagrant
Elderly Vagrant (Homeless), c. 1896


Grete Stern (1904-1999)

Stern Dream No. 1
From Sueños series (Dreams) Dream No. 1: Electrical Appliances for the Home, 1948

Grete Stern was born in Germany but left in 1933, eventually settling in Buenos Aires. Between 1948-1951 she published weekly illustrations in the woman’s magazine Idilio. The series, Los Sueños, interpreted readers’ dreams through surreal photomontages.

Stern dream No. 44
Dream No. 44: La acusada, 1948


Kate Elizabeth Bunce (1858-1927)

Kate Bunce
The Chance Meeting, “Look in my face-my name is-Might have been” (A Superscription) Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Kate Bunce, originally associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, later became influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Her use of strong color and emphasis on detail, not to mention the Courtney Love Rossetti quote, reveal this influence.