Robert Frank (3 images from The Americans, 1955-56)
Paul Graham (1 group of 7 from a shimmer of possibility, 2005)
Irving Penn (4 close-ups of Miles Davis' hands, 1986)
Charles Sheeler (4 interiors/barns, 1914-1918)
Alfred Stieglitz (4 nudes of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918-1919, plus Spiritual America, 1923)
Paul Strand (4 head shot portraits of Rebecca, 1920-1923)
Edward Weston (5 nudes, still lifes, and portraits, 1921-1927)
Most of the works on view are vintage, executed in a variety of processes (gelatin silver, platinum, palladium, chromogenic). There is no photography allowed in the gallery, so the installation shots at right are via the Pace/MacGill website.
So while at one level every piece in this show is an awe-inspiring masterpiece, at another, this is a show entirely devoid of ideas; plain and simple, it's a group of amazing photographs. My recommendation is therefore to go and stand in the reflected glow of greatness, to drink in the scarcity of these famous images, but don't expect to come away with any particular insights or conclusions.
- Various 50 Years at Pace exhibitions (here)