"It is people who give the park meaning and make it a place of peace, nature, and beauty."—Bruce Davidson
Aperture is pleased to offer this very special limited-edition photograph by Bruce Davidson from the Masterprint series, in cooperation with IC LAB, under the supervision of the artist. The Pond and Gapstow Bridge was published in Central Park (Aperture, 1995), an expansive view of this wonderfully intricate and varied space. Renowned as an intrepid explorer of urban terrain, Davidson's photographs of the park reveal a humane, democratic haven of breathtaking beauty and ecological secrets, as well as a site for wondrous adventures. Created to serve all classes of society, it was the country's first municipal park, conceived by urban reformers and built by immigrant labor.
An archival pigment-ink print in a series of 5 signed and numbered prints, this print offers s a chance own a beautiful photograph of one of New York's most iconic landmarks.
Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is among America’s most influential documentary photographers. He became a member of Magnum Photos in 1958; received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the civil rights movement in 1962; and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1962 and 1980, when he began his startling color essay Subway. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Aperture Gallery, New York.