Thursday, August 10, 2017

"LEG WARMERS"
Original print


My name is Richard Halsor and I represent Harvey Edwards, the photographer/artist who created "LEG WARMERS" back in 1978 and was in a show at Long Beach Museum of Art in 1979. The image represents Dedication, Sweat, Pain, Passion and the Desire to achieve through body and soul their personal goal in life as expressed through Dance by Harvey Edwards. Mr. Edwards is first cousin to Bruce Marks, principal dancer to the New York City Ballet Company in the 1960's where the seed was planted for Mr. Edwards to create images that make dance such a moving experience from within and sharing the most intimate emotions with the World. "LEG WARMERS" is the most recognizable ballet image Worldwide and is considered a classic and equal to Edward Degas creating ballet works of art.

Mr. Edwards has decided to sell the original hand signed c-print that was printed in 1978. This not the poster but the one and only original print.

It is hand signed on the print and on the eight ply rag board. The size is 18 x 24 inches and has been stored the archive room for over 38 years. This original photo was printed by hand and only one exists. The image was shot with a Rolleiflex twin lens reflex medium format camera. He used Transparency film and sadly it was destroyed in a fire many years later, thus no other originals of "LEG WARMERS" can be printed therefore who ever purchases it will have the right to say "I have the one and only original "LEG WARMERS" hand signed print" by Harvey Edwards. The print comes in a wooden crate and is insured.

CBS Sunday Morning filmed Harvey Edwards creating an Image called Lineaire Joindre for which all the proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House in New York City. That CBS dvd will be included in the sale. Also included is his book "THE ART OF DANCE" signed, published by Little Brown, Bullfinch press.

The poster, "LEG WARMERS", has been in over 200 movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos, print, articles and the list goes on. To give you a look at a small sampling where "LEG WARMERS" have appeared in, Sixteen Candles, Fame TV Show, Friends, Seinfeld, Jennifer Lopez music video, Dr. Pepper commercial, Ford Foundation annual report cover, Ernst and Young, and the list goes on and on. Celebrities who have owned works of art by Harvey Edwards, to name a few, are Diane Keaton, Angelina Jolie, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gerald Arpino, Jennifer Lopez, Tony Bennett, Cary Grant, Robert Redford, Elvis Presley, Joanne Woodward and that list also will be included in the sale. This is not the poster for sale but the hand signed original print for which only one was printed of "LEG WARMERS". Collectors need to know that the print that they are buying was made at the same time that the negative was created. They desire the one and only original print with a Provenance that can be authenticated in writing. Offers are now being taken till Sept 15, 2017.

Questions please contact
Richard Halsor
media@HarveyEdwards.com
HarveyEdwards.com 

"WITHOUT ART IN OUR LIFE'S WHAT IS LEFT"
by Harvey Edwards
http://harveyedwards.blogspot.com/2011/12/life-and-times-of-harvey-edwards.html











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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

" LIFE INSPIRES ART "






"SELF PORTRAIT 2015 "











It all started when I was 10 and got my first camera and took a picture of two people walking by and I think it something to do with the fact that at 5 when we moved to Massapequa, Long Island, NY those who had any talent blossomed there, some of them you know like the Baldwin brothers, Jerry Seinfeld, mobster Carlo Gambino, Joe Donnelly US Senator, and the list goes on and on, why, not a clue but many more came from Massapequa and it's a mystery to me even today. It was then I discovered to express myself through photography. After taking my fist picture I then went home and developed the negatives and printed this one image. I said to myself I just stopped time forever for that one image I captured. From then on I knew this would be my life. To express what I felt or had to say through images. I did take some classes in school,matter of fact it was the first year they offered photography as a class at Massapequa High School, Long Island New York where I graduated. It was very basic but it got me started.

Then in the Air Force during the Vietnam War I was a photographer and they also taught me the solid basics of photography, but it was the desire and the perseverance that pushed me forward to create images and printing every day for years until I perfected a way to express myself. In 1980's I joined the Police Department in New York and worked as a Police photographer. Understanding how important details no matter how infinitesimal they may be planted a seed in my mind that an image only works when you put all details together forming a powerful and telling story. After retiring from the Police department I continued creating works that expressed my feeling's, emotion's, desire's and most importantly sharing these images with others around the World. I have had two books published "ART OF DANCE " and "FAIRFAX " working on my third. I also have written one hundred and twenty political blogs. Several images I created titled "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS " are now called iconic dance images recognized around the world and have sold over 2 million copies and still selling in 86 countries.My work is in the collection at the Centre Pompidou, The Whitney Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, Long Beach Museum, and many other just to name a few. 

CBS SUNDAY MORNING produced a segment about my work which received rave reviews. My works are in over 200 TV shows, movies, music videos, and commercials. My images, "LEG WARMERS" and "BALLET SLIPPERS" are several of the most recognizable dance images worldwide and will continue on selling long after I'm gone. You ask yourself after some 39 years why it's still one of the top-selling dance prints and the answer is that particular image conveyed one's determination, passion, love of work and most of all it tells a story we can all relate to in life.

Art is, for me, a means of communication.Thus, the camera is a tool for focusing my perception, concentrating observation into an image. The result is to evoke emotion. To evoke an experience; illuminations as opposed to explanation. The image as a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer's perception.



To say that these images are "about" something is to translate them into words, disregarding their power as art. If they were about philosophy, they would be better written as thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. At best, they are informed by a philosophy. A philosophy of life, evident in every photograph I have created. A manifestation of my political, emotional, philosophical understanding of the world, focused onto the visual plane.


 Till the day I leave this world, I will fight for justice and against all politicians that lie, deceive and destroy humanity in America and worldwide. Women and men must be treated equally and all immigrants coming to America for a life of freedom, equality and a life without fear of persecution that prevails around the world in many countries. Now, this brings me to why I have written this short version of who I am and the reason why I create. In my dance, music and figure studies series the photographs have been shot thru my personal sense of wonder, artistic vision and my way of expressing emotions visually and politically. The other images included are to show a small spectrum of my work. 




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THE ARTWORK



















































































 




 



                       




 




 









 
























BLOOD, SWEAT and TULLE



FIGURE STUDIES


"RED PASSION"






































































































































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Women breaking thru the political barriers that men
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"BREAK THE BARRIER AND BLOSSOM"


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  A BREATH OF SOUND





































































































































 












THE POWER WITHIN








































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EMOTIONAL EXPRESSIONS





































































































































THINK BEFORE YOU ACT




































































































































































































































































































































































































































































PATH TO PEACE



























































VETERANS ARE AMERICAN'S BACKBONE TAKE CARE OF THEM.




 You can't get blood from a STONE or can you ?

 " NEGATIVITY KILLS "

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"America on Edge 2016"




















"LIFE IS A WEB"























     "SHEER FUSION"







                                                                                              

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SCULPTURE





















































 
























                                              
NOT THE END




   


" WITHOUT ART IN OUR LIFE WHAT IS LEFT "



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                                                                                                        Harvey Edwards



                                                                            


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