More Photos from Neil Allen
MORE PHOTOS FROM NEIL ALLEN (BK)
Hello Yale Miami Trippers,
My three photos attached below(note: please click on the images for full size) are Greenwich Village photos first shown in “Neil Allen’s Vibrant Greenwich Village,” my exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, Oct 21-26, 2019, and book of the same name. In what seems a different time and era, the images portray the color, spirit and expression that could still be found in a Greenwich Village that has become more expensive and less full of character than before. The photos finely represent my primary photographic vision: to bring together modern color and the decisive moment in images that are life-affirming, showing life’s charm, irony, humor, beauty and the sometime metaphysical connection between living creatures and their surroundings.
The first two photos,“Colors of the Day on Christopher Street and W 4 ST” and “Ballin in the Cage,” are in the Salmagundi Auction that will take place starting at 4pm tomorrow Friday, October 16. The photos are taken on different locations on the same street, West 4th St. “Colors…” is a scene from a Pride Parade and captures the full rainbow colors and an iconic location, Christopher Street and W 4 ST, the site of the Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park. “Ballin’…” is another iconic location, the Cage on West 4 ST and Sixth Avenue, known for its small size and ferocious hoop competitions. The Salmagundi Auction is on line with the following link: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Salmagundi-Auction-Online-Now–Own-a-Piece-of-American-Art-History.html?soid=1126213685176&aid=fK0rxREvjYw.
The Auction benefits the Club. Starting auction prices are considerably below market. 100% of my proceeds will go to the Club.
Please visit and view the whole auction to see the terrific work that Salmagundians produce.
The third photo, “Free Expression Lives,” is a favorite of mine and is the cover photo of my book. The image serendipitously captures the moment, spontaneous activity, message and color on one summer afternoon in Washington Square Park. A larger size, framed 38” wide and 311/2” high, than I usually show, the picture is in the Annual Members’ Exhibition and can be seen at the Club from Monday, Oct 21- Friday, Nov. 6.
Enjoy and stay well,