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Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition of works by the photographer Bill Cunningham. Featuring over 80 unique vintage photographs spanning five decades, Bill Cunningham | New York, New York is not just a chronicle of fashion trends from the street to the elite, but a testimony of life in the great metropolis that poignantly bears little resemblance to the city of today, having been an epicenter of a global crisis. During this period of profound isolation and reflection, this exhibition serves as more than a historical document of the rich vitality of New York but as a beacon of hope; a reminder of a life that once was, and will surely return.

Bill Cunningham; Anna Wintour, Council of Fashion Designers of America, February 1991 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1991 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Anna Wintour, Council of Fashion Designers of America, February 1991

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1991

10 x 8 in. 

$7,500

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in.  ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in. 

$6,000

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Bill Cunningham; The Legs of Bendel's President and Vice President, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

The Legs of Bendel's President and Vice President, 1979

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979

8 x 10 in.

$6,500

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Grace Jones, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Grace Jones, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in. 

$7,500

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Bill Cunningham; Levi's, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Levi's, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

$6,000

 

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1983

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1983

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Waldorf Hotel, Paris Ball, 1980 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Waldorf Hotel, Paris Ball, 1980

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980

8 x 10 in.

$6,500

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Bill Cunningham; Wayne Patterson, 1979-1981 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979-1981 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Wayne Patterson, 1979-1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979-1981

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, 1984 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, 1984

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, September 2, 1981 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, September 2, 1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, 1981 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, 1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, 1979-1981 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, 1979-1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, 1979-1981 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979-1981 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, 1979-1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979-1981

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, 1979

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, 1979

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1982 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1982 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1982

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1982

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, 1985 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1985 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, 1985

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1985

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1990s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1990s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1990s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1990s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1984 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1984

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print flush-mounted to board, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print flush-mounted to board, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 8 x 8 3/4 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

8 x 8 3/4 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970-1980

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New York City, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Untitled, New Yotk City, c. 1960s-1970 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Untitled, New Yotk City, c. 1960s-1970

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Studio 54 re-opening, 1978 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1978 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Studio 54 re-opening, 1978

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1978

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Studio 54, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Studio 54, 1979

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Studio 54, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Studio 54, 1979

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Skin clothes by Michel and Nanushka, Mudd Club, 1979 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Skin clothes by Michel and Nanushka, Mudd Club, 1979

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979

10 x 8 in.

$7,500

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Bill Cunningham; Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

$9,500

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Bill Cunningham; Ralph Lauren, 1980 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Ralph Lauren, 1980

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980

10 x 8 in.

$8,500

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Bill Cunningham; Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera, 1987 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987 8 x 10 in.  ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Pavarotti, Metropolitan Opera, 1987

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1987

8 x 10 in. 

$10,000

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Bill Cunningham; Pat Field's Area Party, 1984 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Pat Field's Area Party, 1984

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984

10 x 8 in.

$6,000

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Bill Cunningham; Pat Cleveland, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Pat Cleveland, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

$6,500

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Bill Cunningham; Neo-pop hats by Javits and Whittall, Mudd Club, 1989 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1989 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Neo-pop hats by Javits and Whittall, Mudd Club, 1989

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1989

8 x 10 in.

$6,000

 

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Bill Cunningham; Miss Betty Davis, 1969 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1969 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Miss Betty Davis, 1969

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1969

10 x 8 in.

$9,500

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Bill Cunningham; Marion York, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Marion York, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

$6,500

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Bill Cunningham; Manolo Blahnik, 1977 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1977 8 x 7 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Manolo Blahnik, 1977

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1977

8 x 7 in.

$6,500

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Bill Cunningham; Linda Winget, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Linda Winget, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

10 x 8 in.

$6,000

 

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Bill Cunningham; Linda Evangelista, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Linda Evangelista, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Leona Helmsley, New York City, c. 1990s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1990s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Leona Helmsley, New York City, c. 1990s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1990s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Lauren Bacall, c. 1979-1981 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979-1981 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Lauren Bacall, c. 1979-1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1979-1981

10 x 8 in.

$8,500

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Bill Cunningham; Keith Haring, 5th Avenue Book Fair, 1984 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Keith Haring, 5th Avenue Book Fair, 1984

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1984

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Joey Arias and Klaus Nomi, 1980 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Joey Arias and Klaus Nomi, 1980

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980

8 x 10 in.

$9,500

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Bill Cunningham; Jerry Hall, New York City, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Jerry Hall, New York City, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

$9,500

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Bill Cunningham; Jean Dubuffet, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. late 1970s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Jean Dubuffet, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. late 1970s

10 x 8 in.

$9,500

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Bill Cunningham; Jackie O., c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Jackie O., c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Ivana and Donald Trump, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Ivana and Donald Trump, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Henry Kissinger, c. 1970s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Henry Kissinger, c. 1970s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s

8 x 10 in.

$7,500

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Bill Cunningham; Gianni Versace and Richard Avedon attending "Gianni Versace: Signatures" at FIT Museum, 1992 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1992 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Gianni Versace and Richard Avedon attending "Gianni Versace: Signatures" at FIT Museum, 1992

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1992

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Children Coming Home from School, 1981 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981 8 x 10 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Children Coming Home from School, 1981

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1981

8 x 10 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Boy George, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Boy George, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

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Bill Cunningham; Billy Idol, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Billy Idol, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

$9,500

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Bill Cunningham; Barbara Streisand, c. 1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Barbara Streisand, c. 1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1980s

10 x 8 in.

$7,000

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Bill Cunningham; Ashford & Simpson, c. 1970-1980s Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s 10 x 8 in. ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Ashford & Simpson, c. 1970-1980s

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970-1980s

10 x 8 in.

$7,000

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Bill Cunningham; Ava Cherry and David Bowie, Grammy Party, 1975 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1975 8 x 10 in.  ; Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Ava Cherry and David Bowie, Grammy Party, 1975

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1975

8 x 10 in. 

$15,000

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Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography

Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography

“[Bill] chronicled the first wave of women to ditch their heels and commute to work in sneakers, the return of the zoot suit, the phenomenon of low-riding jeans, the vogue for camouflage, and a hundred different ways New Yorkers stylishly brave a storm. He believed that a true portrait of fashion — and, by inference, the times — depended on seeing how real people dressed, whether kids in deconstructed sweatshirts or big spenders at a charity event. The runway wasn’t enough, so he hit the streets every day with his camera.” -Cathy Horyn

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

"We all get dressed for Bill."

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

"A lot has been written—and will be written—about the democratic way in which Bill Cunningham saw New Yorkers. He saw them all as beautiful misfit children, from the downtown club kids covered in spangles and safety pins to the socialites preening at charity galas in gossamer bubbles of tulle. His camera was his eye, and he was always looking, never judging, just hoping to be excited by what he saw. He had an optimistic, unjaded lens. He got out of the way, sacrificing being known himself in order to devote his life to observing others; his smock and his bicycle made him a mercenary of the streets. He was a documentarian more than an élitist—he loved fashion as a playground for personal creativity, and therefore saw it without boundaries, rules, or limitations of taste. This is all true." -Rachel Syme

On the Street in The New York Times

On the Street in The New York Times

"Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life."

Bill's Wisdom

Bill's Wisdom

“Money’s the cheapest thing. Liberty and freedom is the most expensive.”

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